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20. Which of the following pairs of words are homophones? A. Brake and break B. Right and correct C. Dessert and desert D. Blight and bright
A. Brake and break The other pairs are each pronounced differently
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The following two sets of words work as homophones: "brake and break" & "dessert and desert" .
Added 11/13/2011 10:23:31 AM
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A Homophone (also known as a Homonym) is defined as : 1. in (Linguistics) is one of a group of words pronounced in the same way but differing in meaning or spelling or both, as for example bear and bare 2. (Linguistics / Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) a written letter or combination of letters that represents the same speech sound as another The following two sets of words work as homophones: "brake and break" & "dessert and desert".
Added 11/13/2011 10:33:32 AM
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A Homophone (also known as a Homonym) is defined as : 1. in (Linguistics) is one of a group of words pronounced in the same way but differing in meaning or spelling or both, as for example bear and bare 2. (Linguistics / Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) a written letter or combination of letters that represents the same speech sound as another The following two sets of words work as homophones: "brake and break" & "dessert and desert".
Added 11/13/2011 10:33:32 AM
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I don't think dessert and desert qualify as homophones because they are pronounced differently. dessert has the emphasis on the second syllable, whereas desert has the emphasis on the first.
Added 11/13/2011 10:25:24 AM
Right on deb I was confused (my 5 yr old refuses to quit humming..Isn't that neat!)lol...please put the correct answer in as a new answer so it can be put into the knowledge base. I hope people have not made you feel as if you ought to stop correcting us.....Anyway as far as I go...I ain't mad at ya Deb...you are correct and we share the same goal @ weegy. Respect.
Added 11/13/2011 10:40:36 AM
Some experts wish I would stop correcting them, haha. My kids wish I would stop correcting them also, but it's not going to happen. You give very good answers, and you are very helpful with correcting answers in the archive also. I actually wish you were a moderator too, as I am feeling a little overwhelmed here lately. I will trade you my 18 year old with an attitude and a drivers license for your humming 5 year old any day! hehe
Added 11/13/2011 10:44:02 AM
OH and I tried unflagging a conversation I saw of yours last night which you had commented on (wanting to know why it was flagged), and I could not unflag it. Strange? ALSO PLEASE PLEASE....when I answer questions pertaining to grammar & punctuation : If you see that I have something incorrect PLEASE correct me...I'm not a hater....I try to research the topics as quickly and thoroughly as possible, yet sometimes I feel a tad bit unsure. In high school I was an English class/creative writing nerd, but some of these grammar rules are confusing!
Added 11/13/2011 10:47:24 AM
NOoooooo!!!! -flash forward to 18 yr old saying "Mom..you're not funny...can you go away now?"......sniffles, sobbing and utter sadness :( Thank you very very VERY much for the compliments, I wish I were a moderator as well ( I like to analyze and correct EVERYTHING...lol sad I know)
Added 11/13/2011 10:50:36 AM
NOoooooo!!!! -flash forward to 18 yr old saying "Mom..you're not funny...can you go away now?"......sniffles, sobbing and utter sadness :( Thank you very very VERY much for the compliments, I wish I were a moderator as well ( I like to analyze and correct EVERYTHING...lol sad I know) You are by far the most admirable weegy expert that I have seen (no disrespect to the other expert/moderators who exhibit the same qualities), as Deb is the most consistent contributor I have seen since I signed up.
Added 11/13/2011 10:56:58 AM
Only moderators are able to unflag an answer, and the other mods haven't been around lately. Maybe they have a life, LOL. A lot of the grammar rules I am re-learning through Weegy as I had forgotten tons from being out of school so long. That's one of the things I enjoy about answering questions, a lot of the time I am learning as I answer.
Added 11/13/2011 10:57:05 AM
Sorry...see I have such a BIG YAP...does my praise bring you unwanted negative attention from envious experts? My apologies if that is so...I'll stop :(
Added 11/13/2011 11:00:24 AM
Nah, no worries. I get the odd flag but it would take a lot of flags to make a huge difference because I have been here so long and answered so many questions.
Added 11/13/2011 11:04:09 AM
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