Same sounding word, different meanings, different spellings…
Ever notice how some words can give you a problem?
When coming upon a word like:
My brain does a search and my fingers type the first word on the list stored on my gray matter.
there home – WHAT? lol
they’re home – makes sense but not the right word I need, or is it write?
Now this doesn’t happen all of the time—just mainly when I’m tired and pushing myself. I have found a few silly typos in revisions.
These words can be tricky to a tired writer’s brain.
WEAR/ WHERE – I found this one yesterday in a read through, or is it threw?
YOUR/YOU’RE – this one gets me all the time. My brain almost always picks your for you’re and my fingers just type it. Habit, I guess.
Then we have BOW/a ribbon, BOW/and arrow. That turns into BOW/bend forward at the waist, then BOW/the front of a ship, and BOUGH/a tree branch, and somewhere in there you could add BEAU/a boyfriend. Whew! I’m exhausted!
HOMONYMS, HOMOPHONES, HOMOGRAPHS, AND HETERONYMS – OH MY! Sometimes, they all blend together.
Be careful, Spell Check doesn't know the difference either. We're on our own, or is it were?
Ever have problems with these kinds of words? Which one gives you grief?
Between you, me and the gatepost,
Don’t foget—Look for Author, Jocelyn Green to visit The Civil War Bivouac next Monday, September 17th. I will be asking her a few questions about her new novel Wedded to War. And…Jocelyn has graciously offered to give away a signed copy to one lucky commenter. Have a great week!