The Homonym Report finds those words which you may have misspelled. It will search for homonyms, homophones and homographs.
Homonyms are words which are pronounced and spelled alike, but have different meanings. For example:
- lead (verb meaning to be at the forefront) and lead (noun meaning cable, rope or leash)
- right (noun/adjective meaning good or correct) and right (noun meaning a direction; the opposite of left)
- address (verb meaning to speak to someone) and address (noun meaning precise location of a home or business)
Homophones are words which sound alike, but have different spellings and meanings. For example:
- they're (contraction of they are), there (adverb used to indicate a place) and their (third-person pronoun meaning belonging to them)
- see (verb meaning to sense with the eyes) and sea (noun meaning a large area of saltwater subject to tides and waves)
Homographs are words which are spelled alike, but can be pronounced differently and have meanings. For example:
- bow (noun meaning a knot and two loops, usually made with string, ribbon or shoelaces) and bow (verb meaning to bend the head or upper body in polite greeting or prayer)
- live (verb meaning to exist) and live (adverb meaning broadcast in real time)
- wind (noun meaning natural movement of the air) and wind (verb meaning to move in a circular or twisting manner)
When you write quickly, it is easy to choose the incorrect word. Browse through the underlined words to check that you have chosen the correct one. If you hover over the word, the alternatives will be displayed as a tooltip.