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Author Topic: Resources for Homonyms and Homophones  (Read 50 times)
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« on: July 25, 2010, 05:34:18 PM »

Trickie Woo posted this on The Masque Portego - I've transerred it over. BG

Resources for Homonyms and Homophones
Posted by Trickie Woo on October 8, 2008 at 1:00am


Benevolent Goddess told me that I should post these links so that others who might be interested could use them. I beta read for Snape/OFC stories and I find that the biggest problem I see is the use of the wrong homonyms and homophones. It's a problem that even surpasses the use of commas, my own weakest spot, and the use of my pet peeve 'seeing as' when 'since' or 'because' should be used.

I can't do much about totally eradicating 'seeing as', but I can do something about homonyms and homophones. These are the resources I use.

This is for Alan Cooper's Homonym List.

http://www.cooper.com/alan/homonym_list.html


This one is for An English Homophone Dictionary, it will explain the difference between homonyms and homophones which is crucial if you want to use the correct word.

http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/homofone.htm


This is for OneLook, a dictionary search engine that searches close to 1000 dictionaries when you type in a word and click. I find it to be the most essential resource I use and I use it multiple times every single day.

http://www.onelook.com/
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