Homonymns and More
April 14, 2015 by jenowenby
|I’ve gotten some more great tipsfromautocrit. This software has proven it’s worth to me over and over. I hope you enjoy the information.
Do you cringe when someone sends you an email and uses “there” instead of “they’re?” Me, too—and so do most readers.
That’s why we have the Homonym Analysis.
This nifty analysis helps you identify both homophones and homonyms so you can be sure you’re using the right word.
Homophones are words that are pronounced the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings
: knew and new; too, to and two; or cite, sight and site, for instance.
Homonyms are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings. For example: Bear, to carry; and Bear, the animal that hibernates all winter.
The AutoCrit Editor highlights each potential homonym found in your writing. When you click on the highlighted word, suggested alternate words are displayed (see figure below). You can replace the word in question by clicking on one of the alternates displayed.
And if you’re not sure if you have the right one, just click the word and alternatives will display.
A quick scan and you will be good to go!
Until Next Time…