|Homophones from this unit:
If you confuse these words the computer spellchecker will not spot your mistake - so it is especially important to learn them.
1) flow of eg. water
2) ongoing, in use
currant - small dried grape
1) The river had a strong current.
2) Read about current events in the paper.
This cake is full of currants.
|patience - being patient
patients - plural of patient
|She waited with great patience.
This hospital has beds for 200 patients.
|dependant (noun) -
person who relies on another
dependent (adjective) -
unable to do without
|We have four dependants
still living at home.
He is dependent on his medication.
|These two words are not strictly homophones, as they do not sound exactly the same - but they are sometimes confused:|
|president - leader
|John F. Kennedy became President
This will set a precedent for all future cases .
This completes the work on endings ant, ent, ance, ence.