Wikipedia:Lists of common misspellings/Homophones

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Homophones[edit]

Many words (spelled correctly) are confused with another word which sounds the same or is spelled similarly. These are known as homophones. This list does not include place names, such as Gaul (gall) or Greece (grease).

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These pairs become homophones in certain dialects only (mostly in American English)
  • aahed and odd
  • adieu and ado
  • ant and aunt
  • aural and oral
  • err becomes the same as ere, air and heir
  • marry and merry
  • rout and route
  • seated and seeded
  • shone and shown
  • tidal and title
  • trader and traitor
  • vary and very
Names
  • Aaron and Erin become the same in American English.
  • Mary becomes the same as marry and merry in some varieties of American English.