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In fact, it can be downright complicated especially with the number of words that sound the same, but have a different spelling and a different meaning.

This is the hallmark of a good transcriber and a good writer. You must be hyper-vigilent for the possibilities of these little words slipping in and ruining what may have been a perfectly good document or transcription. Happily, there are some grammar and spellcheck programs that can ferret out homonyms.

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As with any other grammatical or spelling error, there is always the chance that a homonym may sneak through. Flawless is what we aim for in our writing, certainly in any transcription business, and one homonym can ruin that.

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So, the lesson in this writing is transcribers and writers must remain alert for the spoilers, the homonyms, the unique words that sound the same, but have a different spelling and a different meaning. They can be the weak or is it week?

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This entry was posted on July 3, at You can subscribe via RSS 2. English languagehomonymstranscribertranscription. So all homonyms are also homophones because they share the same sound, but not all homophones are homonyms!

So, example homonyms are: When I teach this, I try and help my students by saying: BUT you can tell homophones apart when you see them written down. Homonyms have to be written the same way too. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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All words that sound alike are homophones, and all words that are spelt differently are heterographs. Both terms are spelled the same but have different meanings, and therefore are homographs.


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