Home and Hone

The confusion associated with these words occurs when home is used as a phrasal verb with the particle in. To home in is “to come closer and closer to a

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Eggcorn

An eggcorn is the substitution of a word or phrase for a word or words that sound similar or identical in the speaker’s dialect The new

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Homophones for your first-grader

Homonyms are words that have different meanings and spellings, but which sound alike. Children can be introduced to the concept at the same time they are exposed to the Dolch list of 220 words taught to beginning readers.

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The Verb “Tread”

The verb “tread” in the sense of stepping or walking has been in the language for a thousand years. Not surprisingly, changes have taken place in how it is used.

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