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Non-statutory words: homophones #2

Homophones and other words that are often confused

advice
The teacher gave us good advice.
advise
Could you advise me on buying a new car?
device
The campsite has a rainwater-collecting device.
devise
For A-level Drama, the students were required to devise their own play.
licence British English spelling
Do you have a licence to drive this bus?
license American English spelling
He shouldn't have been licensed to drive the bus.
practice American English spelling
He tried to put his new maths skills into practice, but still needed a calculator to work out the final sum.
practise British English spelling
I practise my spelling for half an hour each day.
prophecy
The seer's prophecy came true after all.
prophesy
Experts prophesy that temperatures will rise.
farther
'Farther' is a synonym for 'further'.
heard
I heard a very weird noise in the night.
herd
There is a herd of buffalo by the lake.
lead
His legs felt as heavy as lead.
morning
Sarah went for a morning jog.
mourning
Queen Victoria wore black clothes as a sign of mourning for her dead husband.
led
The tour guide led us up the hill.
guest
Mrs. Hall showed her guest into the parlour.
father
The boy looked just like his father.

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