Homophones: 111 Popular Sets of Homophones for ESL Learners

Here is a big list of homophones commonly used in the English language and some homophone examples.

Homophones

What Is a Homophone?

A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. A homophone may also differ in spelling. The two words may be spelled the same or different.

Homophone examples:

Four –  For

Eight – Ate

  • There were only eight days left until Christmas.
  • We ate dinner together then went home.

Cereal – Serial

  • My favorite cereal is cornflakes.
  • The serial killer loved watching serials on TV!

Meat – Meet

  • The hotel guests got food poisoning because the meat wasn’t cooked properly.
  • I’m going to meet my friend at the train station this evening.

Maize – Maze

  • It is common for manufacturers to use maize as an ingredient in many processed foods.
  • Chatsworth House has a maze that is made up of a network of paths and hedges.

Steal – Steel

  • If you steal goods from a shop, this is called “shoplifting”.
  • The new art museum is made entirely of glass and steel.

Accept – Except

  • It would be difficult for us to accept.
  • I have everything what I want except you.

List of Homophones

Here is a useful list of homophones you should know. In this list of homophones, you will find simple, intermediate and more advanced level vocabulary.

  • Abel – Able
  • Accede – Exceed
  • Accept – Except
  • Addition – Edition
  • Adds – Adz
  • Affect vs Effect
  • Yule – You’ll
  • Ale – Ail
  • All ready – Already
  • Ax – Acts
  • Axel – Axle
  • Axes – Axis
  • Beer – Bier
  • Beet – Beat
  • Bell – Belle
  • Berry – Bury
  • Berth – Birth
  • Your – You’re
  • Yoke – Yolk
  • Bight – Bite
  • Wear – Where
  • Bussed – Bust
  • Weak – Week
  • Buy – By – Bye
  • We’ll – Wheel
  • Cache – Cash
  • Vein – Vain
  • Cain – Cane
  • Cheap – Cheep
  • Check – Czech
  • Clique – Click
  • Colonel – Kernel
  • Coolie – Coulee
  • Coop – Coupe
  • Cops – Copse
  • Coral – Choral
  • Cord – Cored
  • Core – Corps
  • Veil – Vale
  • Vary – Very
  • Coughers – Coffers
  • Sari – Sorry
  • Council – Counsel
  • Coup – Coo
  • Course – Coarse
  • Cousin – Cozen
  • Coward – Cowered
  • Coy – Koi
  • Sane – Seine
  • Craft – Kraft
  • Crape – Crepe
  • Crawl – Kraal
  • Creak – Creek
  • Rued – Rude
  • Dyeing – Dying
  • Fare – Fair
  • Fate – Fete
  • Faun – Fawn
  • Fax – Facts
  • Faze – Phase
  • Feat – Feet
  • Feint – Faint
  • Fends – Fens
  • Flour – Flower
  • Flow – Floe
  • Rows – Rose
  • Flu – Flue – Flew
  • Root – Route
  • Foaled – Fold
  • Fort – Forte
  • Knew – New
  • Roomer – Rumor
  • Role – Roll
  • Gorilla – Guerilla
  • Pore – Pour
  • Grade – Grayed
  • Graft – Graphed
  • Graham – Gram
  • Pole – Poll
  • Palate – Pallet
  • Hertz – Hurts
  • Hew – Hue
  • Pair – Pare
  • Hi – High
  • Higher – Hire
  • Night – Knight
  • Niece – Nice
  • Neigh – Nay
  • Hoard – Horde
  • Hoarse – Horse
  • Navel – Naval
  • Mrs – Misses
  • Hold – Holed
  • Hole – Whole
  • Mown – Moan
  • Mowed – Mode
  • Mark – Marc
  • Leased – Least
  • Led – Lead
  • Mare – Mayor
  • Leech – Leach
  • Lock – Loch
  • Lichen – Liken
  • Lie – Lye
  • Lien – Lean
  • Male – Mail
  • Maize – Maze
  • Main – Mane
  • Literal – Littoral
  • Lone – Loan
  • Lode – Load

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jas
jas
1 year ago

very good sheet for learning

mohit
mohit
6 months ago
Reply to  jas

hi my name is mohit

Aubrey
Aubrey
1 year ago

Why’d Thank you for the homophones!!!!!

kophone
kophone
1 year ago

cool and good

joshua
joshua
1 year ago

butt

Yenifer Martinez
Yenifer Martinez
1 year ago

Jeez since im at school this helps

mohit
mohit
6 months ago

good but i want more homophones

tq

rhyen
rhyen
6 months ago

verrry good mabye add night knight’

sydney
sydney
6 months ago

meat and meet

a random couch potato
a random couch potato
5 months ago

hahaha cool ty

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