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Q: 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: A. Brake and break The other pairs are each pronounced differently
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Asked 11/13/2011 9:49:19 AM
Updated 11/13/2011 11:04:09 AM
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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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