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American English American English valor

valour werwolf werewolf vapor

vapour whimsy whimsey victualer victualler wivern

wyvern vigor vigour woful

woeful vice

woolen woollen visualize visualise worshiped worshipped vizor visor

worshiper worshipper voltzite voltzine Wyclifite Wickliffite voweled vowelled wadi

xanthophyl xanthophyll wady Wahabi

xyloidin xyloidine Wahabee wainscoting wainscotting weeviled weevilled zaffer

zaffre welsher welcher zinkiferous zinciferous

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A HOMONYM is a word that

with another in sound, but differs from it in spelling and meaning. When dictating, care should be taken to distinguish the word required, so as to save correction in manuscript or typewritten matter. Of this class of words the following are typical examples: ail, ale



brake, break corse, coarse, air, ere, heir bread, bred aisle, isle breach, breech

coarser, courser all, awl

brows, browze cold, coaled altar, alter calendar, calender coin, coign ante, anti call, caul

compliment, comarc, ark

canon, cannon plement ascent, assent canvas, canvass core, corps bail, bale cask, casque

coward, cowered baize, bays (pl.), cede, seed

crews,cruise,cruse beys (pl.) ceiling, sealing cue, queue ball, bawl

cellar, seller bait, bate

currants, currents cent, scent, sent

dear, deer beach, beech cere, seer, sere

deviser, divisor beau, bow

cereal, serial beer, bier

dew, due cession, session die, dye bight, bite

chagrin, shagreen doe, dough blew, blue

choir, quire boarder, border

draft, draught choose, chews boll, bowl

dust, dost chord, cord bough, bow

dying, dyeing cite, sight, site

eaves, eves boy, buoy borough, burrow climb, clime clause, claws ewes, yews

fain, feign

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faint, feint
fair, fare
feat, feet
find, fined
flea, flee
flew, fiue
fore, four
foul, fowl
freeze, frieze
furs, furze
gait, gate
gilt, guilt
grate, great
grater, greater
grocer, grosser
hail, hale
hair, hare
hall, haul
hart, heart
heal, heel
hear, here
hide, hied
higher, hire
hoard, horde
holed, hold
indite, indict
jam, jamb
key, quay
knight, night
knot, not
know, no
lane, lain
lead, led
leak, leek
lessen, lesson
lie, lye
limb, limn.
load, lowed
loan, lone
lynx, links
maid, made
male, mail

mane, main

profit, prophet mantel, mantle quartz, quarts marshal, martial quire, choir maze, maize

rain, reign, rein mead, meed

rap, wrap mean, mien

raise, rays, raze meat, meet, mete read, reed metal, mettle retch, wretch mews, muse right, rite, write might, mite

rime, rhyme miner, minor ring, wring moan, mown road, rode, rowed moat, mote

roe, row mode, mowed sail, sale muscle, mussel scene, seen mustard, mustered sea, see nay, neigh

seam, seem nave, knave

shear, sheer new, knew

size, sighs night, knight sleight, slight nun, none

sold, soled oar, ore

so, sew, sow ode, owed

soar, sore. one, won

some, sum hour

son, sun pail, pale

stake, steak pall, pawl

stair, stare pain, pane

stationary, stapair, pare, pear tionery pause, pawse steal, steel peace, piece storey, story peal, peel straight, strait peer, pier


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sweet, suite plaid, played sword, soared plain, plane tacks, tax plait, plate tail, tale plum, plumb

tare, tear pole, poll

team, teem pore, pour

throe, throw pray, prey

throne, thrown principal, prin tide, tied ciple

tier, tear


time, thyme to, too, two toe, tow told, tolled ton, tun travel, travail treatise, treaties

vain, vane, vein
vale, veil
wade, weighed
wait, weight
waist, waste
wave, waive
way, weigh

wear, ware
week, weak
ween, wean
wether, weather
wood, would
yoke, yolk
you, ewe, yew

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The following rules are recommended by the American Philological Association, the Spelling Reform Association, and the Philological Society of England, and are included here to serve as guides to authors and others in sympathy with the efforts being made to secure a logical and simpler form of orthography. All words affected by these rules are to be found in the vocabulary of the "Standard Dictionary”; in recording the new phonetic forms the editor has not introduced any theories of his own.


Rule I

(1) Change final “ed " to "t" when so prónounced, as in abashed (abasht), wished (wisht), etc., and, if a double consonant precedes, drop one of the consonants, as in chipped (chipt), dressed (drest), hopped (hopt), etc.

(2) Retain final “ed” when the "e" affects a preceding sound.

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