Easily Confused phrases worksheet 1

English is a complicated language, 26 letters, 44 sounds and over 100 graphemes. it is no wonder that spellings and meanings can sometimes get mixed up. We often refer to these as homophones, homographs or homonyms. whatever we call them they can make so many easily confused phrases in english.

We have below a five page download for you to help yourself, your children or your students. it covers the most common easily confused phrases and words and has a little quiz to help learn this is information.

First we should explain the difference between homographs, homophones and homonyms. You can refer to the below table to get a clearer idea of these differences.

What is the Difference Between Homophones, Homographs and Homonyms?

TypeDifferenceExamples
HomographThese are words that although they are spelt the same
their meaning is different.
lead, lead
bear, bear
bow, bow
left, left
HomophoneAre words that although they sound the same
their meaning is different.
duel, dual
pain, pane
oar, or
eye, I
HomonymThese can be both homographs or homophones or even both!band, bark, bright,
ring, rose
Easily Confused phrases worksheet 1

although these are not the only way that English words can be easily confused they are a very common reason.

Our five page guide gives you homograph, homophone and homonym examples but many more easily confused words as well. You can download from the link below and you can check out the rhyming word worksheets we have on the site as well.

Rhyming is a great way to teach younger learners that some words in English may sound the same but have very different meanings. This is a very tricky concept to learn and the more practice the more chance students have to master this.

and as promised below you will find the links to some of the rhyming worksheets we have as well. These are also free to download and use in schools and homes.

FREE Rhyming Worksheets Downloads

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