A homonyms list

Sometimes it seems that the most widespread problem with written English is the confusion of homonyms, those words that sound alike but mean different things. Today, I remembered Alan Cooper’s All About Homonyms, which I ran across a few years ago. The site’s author endearingly refers to homonyms as the prime numbers of the English language. He also explains homonyms, homophones and homographs, and he has a long list of homonyms.

This article was originally posted by the Raleigh News & Observer, a subsidiary of The McClatchy Co.; is posted here to provide continuity; and is copyright © 2011 The News & Observer Publishing Company, which reserves the right to remove this post.