14 Homonyms

Some words which have the same pronunciation and mean different things are spelled differently. Consequently, the homonyms need different strokes in order to distinguish how to write them. There are several ways this is done.

14.1 Spelling

If the words are spelled differently, one word may have the phonetic stroke based on theory rules, and the other spelling. For example, hole and whole.

To and two

14.2 Using AE

If one of the homonyms is spelled with ae in the word, and the other not, the former gets the stroke using AE. For example, maid and made as PHAEUD and PHAED.

PHAEUD PHAED

maid maid maid maid made made made made

Another example is here and hear.

HAOER HAER

here here here here hear hear hear hear

14.3 Using AO

If one of the homonyms is spelled with oa in the word, and the other not, the former gets the stroke using AO. For example, rode and road as ROED and RAOD.

ROED RAOD

rode rode rode rode road road road road

Another example is lone and loan.

HROEPB HRAOPB

lone lone lone lone loan loan loan loan

14.4 Using the \(*\) key

The most common way to distinguish homonyms is to write one word, usually the most commonly used of the homonym pair, based on theory rules, and then use the \(*\) key with the more rare homonym.

For example, ate and eight as AEUT and A*EUT.

AEUT A*EUT

ate ate ate ate eight eight eight eight

Another example is flour and flower.

TPHROUR TPHRO*UR

flour flour flour flour flower flower flower flower

Another example is hey and hay.

HAEU HA*EU

hey hey hey hey hay hay hay hay

The words heard and herd are a pair of homonyms. Based on the rules covered already, herd should have the stroke HERD and heard the stroke HAERD or HE*RD. However, because heard is so frequently used, heard takes precedence and uses HERD and HAERD while herd uses HE*RD.

HERD

H*ERD

14.5 Exercises

14.5.1 Write

  1. be be be bee bee bee
  2. wood wood wood would would would
  3. here here here hear hear hear
  4. cent cent cent sent sent sent
  5. by by by buy buy buy
  6. read read read reed reed reed
  7. to to to too too too two two two
  8. hole hole hole whole whole whole
  9. ate ate ate eight eight eight
  10. seam seam seam seem seem seem
  11. pail pail pail pale pale pale
  12. fair fair fair fare fare fare
  13. pray pray pray prey prey prey
  14. heel heel heel heal heal heal
  15. pane pane pane pain pain pain
  16. rode rode rode road road road
  17. bare bare bare bear bear bear
  18. flower flower flower flour flour flour
  19. pair pair pair pear pear pear pare pare pare
  20. our our our hour hour hour
  21. break break break brake brake brake
  22. grate grate grate great great great
  23. sail sail sail sale sale sale
  24. creek creek creek creak creak creak
  25. beat beat beat beet beet beet
  26. steal steal steal steel steel steel
  27. made made made maid maid maid
  28. weak weak weak week week week
  29. see see see sea sea sea
  30. way way way weight weight weight
  31. wait wait wait weight weight weight
  32. gray gray gray grey grey grey
  33. rain rain rain rein rein rein
  34. right right right write write write
  35. not not not knot knot knot
  36. ring ring ring wring wring wring
  37. herd herd herd heard heard heard
  38. blew blew blew blue blue blue
  39. flew flew flew flue flue flue
  40. waist waist waist waste waste waste
  41. need need need knead knead knead
  42. stile stile stile style style style
  43. won won won one one one
  44. fur fur fur fir fir fir
  45. so so so sew sew sew sow sow sow
  46. ball ball ball bawl bawl bawl
  47. mail mail mail male male male
  48. heart heart heart hart hart hart
  49. tier tier tier tear tear tear
  50. been been been bin bin bin
  51. time time time thyme thyme thyme
  52. knew knew knew new new new
  53. heart heart heart hart hart hart
  54. aul aul aul all all all
  55. reed reed reed read read read
  56. read read read red red red
  57. ware ware ware wear wear wear
  58. ball ball ball bawl bawl bawl
  59. pause pause pause paws paws paws
  60. nay nay nay neigh neigh neigh

14.5.2 Write with sound

Controls
  1. be; I can be good if I try. be; I can be good if I try. be; I can be good if I try.
  2. bee; The bee can sting. bee; The bee can sting. bee; The bee can sting.
  3. wood; The door is made of wood. wood; The door is made of wood. wood; The door is made of wood.
  4. would; I would not do that. would; I would not do that. would; I would not do that.
  5. here; Here is your hat. here; Here is your hat. here; Here is your hat.
  6. hear; Did you hear the bell ring? hear; Did you hear the bell ring? hear; Did you hear the bell ring?
  7. cent; My father gave me a cent. cent; My father gave me a cent. cent; My father gave me a cent.
  8. sent; he sent me to the store. sent; he sent me to the store. sent; he sent me to the store.
  9. by; Come and sit by me. by; Come and sit by me. by; Come and sit by me.
  10. buy; What will you buy? buy; What will you buy? buy; What will you buy?
  11. to; I have to go to school. to; I have to go to school. to; I have to go to school.
  12. too; Must you go too? too; Must you go too? too; Must you go too?
  13. two; There are two books in my bag. two; There are two books in my bag. two; There are two books in my bag.
  14. hole; There is a hole in my shoe. hole; There is a hole in my shoe. hole; There is a hole in my shoe.
  15. whole; He gave me a whole cake. whole; He gave me a whole cake. whole; He gave me a whole cake.
  16. ate; I ate some candy. ate; I ate some candy. ate; I ate some candy.
  17. eight; I had eight pieces. eight; I had eight pieces. eight; I had eight pieces.
  18. here; Is your brother here? here; Is your brother here? here; Is your brother here?
  19. hear; I did not hear you. hear; I did not hear you. hear; I did not hear you.
  20. seam; Sew this seam for me. seam; Sew this seam for me. seam; Sew this seam for me.
  21. seem; Does this seem easy? seem; Does this seem easy? seem; Does this seem easy?
  22. pail; The pail is full of water. pail; The pail is full of water. pail; The pail is full of water.
  23. pale; You look pale today. pale; You look pale today. pale; You look pale today.
  24. fair; It is a fair day. fair; It is a fair day. fair; It is a fair day.
  25. fare; I paid my fare. fare; I paid my fare. fare; I paid my fare.
  26. heel; My shoe has no heel. heel; My shoe has no heel. heel; My shoe has no heel.
  27. heal; My arm will soon heal. heal; My arm will soon heal. heal; My arm will soon heal.
  28. pane; A pane of glass is broken. pane; A pane of glass is broken. pane; A pane of glass is broken.
  29. pain; I have a pain in my arm. pain; I have a pain in my arm. pain; I have a pain in my arm.
  30. rode; He rode in the wagon. rode; He rode in the wagon. rode; He rode in the wagon.
  31. road; The road was muddy. road; The road was muddy. road; The road was muddy.
  32. bare; The boy's feet are bare. bare; The boy's feet are bare. bare; The boy's feet are bare.
  33. bear; I am afraid of a bear. bear; I am afraid of a bear. bear; I am afraid of a bear.
  34. flower; The rose is a pretty flower. flower; The rose is a pretty flower. flower; The rose is a pretty flower.
  35. flour; Bread is made of flour. flour; Bread is made of flour. flour; Bread is made of flour.
  36. pair; I have a new pair of gloves. pair; I have a new pair of gloves. pair; I have a new pair of gloves.
  37. pear; I have eaten my pear. pear; I have eaten my pear. pear; I have eaten my pear.
  38. our; This is our house. our; This is our house. our; This is our house.
  39. hour; I have been here an hour. hour; I have been here an hour. hour; I have been here an hour.
  40. break; Did you break the cup? break; Did you break the cup? break; Did you break the cup?
  41. brake; There is a brake on my wheel. brake; There is a brake on my wheel. brake; There is a brake on my wheel.
  42. grate; The stove has a grate. grate; The stove has a grate. grate; The stove has a grate.
  43. great; A great many people were there. great; A great many people were there. great; A great many people were there.
  44. sail; Let us take a sail in the boat. sail; Let us take a sail in the boat. sail; Let us take a sail in the boat.
  45. sale; The house is for sale. sale; The house is for sale. sale; The house is for sale.
  46. creek; The boy fell into the creek. creek; The boy fell into the creek. creek; The boy fell into the creek.
  47. creak; New boots often creak. creak; New boots often creak. creak; New boots often creak.
  48. beat; Do not beat the dog. beat; Do not beat the dog. beat; Do not beat the dog.
  49. beet; The beet is sweet. beet; The beet is sweet. beet; The beet is sweet.
  50. steal; It is wicked to steal. steal; It is wicked to steal. steal; It is wicked to steal.
  51. steel; The blade is steel. steel; The blade is steel. steel; The blade is steel.
  52. made; Who made it? made; Who made it? made; Who made it?
  53. maid; The maid is busy. maid; The maid is busy. maid; The maid is busy.
  54. weak; He is very weak. weak; He is very weak. weak; He is very weak.
  55. week; I go every week. week; I go every week. week; I go every week.
  56. sea; There are many ships on the sea. sea; There are many ships on the sea. sea; There are many ships on the sea.
  57. see; I did not see you. see; I did not see you. see; I did not see you.
  58. way; Do you know the way? way; Do you know the way? way; Do you know the way?
  59. weigh; How much do you weigh? weigh; How much do you weigh? weigh; How much do you weigh?
  60. wait; Will you wait for me? wait; Will you wait for me? wait; Will you wait for me?
  61. weight; What is your weight? weight; What is your weight? weight; What is your weight?
  62. rain; The rain has made the streets muddy. rain; The rain has made the streets muddy. rain; The rain has made the streets muddy.
  63. rein; Hold one rein in each hand. rein; Hold one rein in each hand. rein; Hold one rein in each hand.
  64. road; The road is very wide. road; The road is very wide. road; The road is very wide.
  65. rode; He rode away. rode; He rode away. rode; He rode away.
  66. right; Always try to do right. right; Always try to do right. right; Always try to do right.
  67. write; Write as well as you can. write; Write as well as you can. write; Write as well as you can.
  68. not; You must not be rude. not; You must not be rude. not; You must not be rude.
  69. knot; There is a knot in the cord. knot; There is a knot in the cord. knot; There is a knot in the cord.
  70. ring; Did you ring the bell? ring; Did you ring the bell? ring; Did you ring the bell?
  71. wring; Wring out the towel. wring; Wring out the towel. wring; Wring out the towel.
  72. herd; How many cows were in the herd? herd; How many cows were in the herd? herd; How many cows were in the herd?
  73. heard; Have you heard the news? heard; Have you heard the news? heard; Have you heard the news?
  74. blew; The wind blew my hat away. blew; The wind blew my hat away. blew; The wind blew my hat away.
  75. blue; Blue is a pretty color. blue; Blue is a pretty color. blue; Blue is a pretty color.
  76. flew; The bird flew away. flew; The bird flew away. flew; The bird flew away.
  77. flue; The flue is out of order. flue; The flue is out of order. flue; The flue is out of order.
  78. pare; It is hard to pare a peach. pare; It is hard to pare a peach. pare; It is hard to pare a peach.
  79. pear; The pear is a juicy fruit. pear; The pear is a juicy fruit. pear; The pear is a juicy fruit.
  80. pair; I have a new pair of gloves. pair; I have a new pair of gloves. pair; I have a new pair of gloves.
  81. waste; Do not waste food. waste; Do not waste food. waste; Do not waste food.
  82. waist; The belt goes round the waist. waist; The belt goes round the waist. waist; The belt goes round the waist.
  83. need; Will you need this paper? need; Will you need this paper? need; Will you need this paper?
  84. knead; Is it hard to knead dough? knead; Is it hard to knead dough? knead; Is it hard to knead dough?
  85. stile; Will you help me over the stile? stile; Will you help me over the stile? stile; Will you help me over the stile?
  86. style; Your hat is not in the style. style; Your hat is not in the style. style; Your hat is not in the style.
  87. won; Who won the game? won; Who won the game? won; Who won the game?
  88. one; Lend me one of your pens. one; Lend me one of your pens. one; Lend me one of your pens.
  89. fur; My coat has a fur collar. fur; My coat has a fur collar. fur; My coat has a fur collar.
  90. fir; Have you ever seen a fir tree? fir; Have you ever seen a fir tree? fir; Have you ever seen a fir tree?
  91. so; I am so tired. so; I am so tired. so; I am so tired.
  92. sew; Do you know how to sew? sew; Do you know how to sew? sew; Do you know how to sew?
  93. sow; Sow the seed. sow; Sow the seed. sow; Sow the seed.
  94. The cow eats hay. The cow eats hay. The cow eats hay.
  95. We eat the beet. We eat the beet. We eat the beet.
  96. John hid in the hay. John hid in the hay. John hid in the hay.
  97. It was too big, too. It was too big, too. It was too big, too.
  98. Waste not, want not. Waste not, want not. Waste not, want not.
  99. Our horse eats hay and oats. Our horse eats hay and oats. Our horse eats hay and oats.
  100. Kate made the dress which was worn by the poor child. Kate made the dress which was worn by the poor child. Kate made the dress which was worn by the poor child.
  101. Then they will go to see their son. Then they will go to see their son. Then they will go to see their son.
  102. You must look at the pretty blue hat which papa bought me. You must look at the pretty blue hat which papa bought me. You must look at the pretty blue hat which papa bought me.
  103. A top was made in a shop. A top was made in a shop. A top was made in a shop.
  104. The red dress was made for the doll. The red dress was made for the doll. The red dress was made for the doll.
  105. Can you see the big shop? Can you see the big shop? Can you see the big shop?
  106. I made two tops in the big shop. I made two tops in the big shop. I made two tops in the big shop.
  107. Was the big box made in the shop? Was the big box made in the shop? Was the big box made in the shop?
  108. I made a big drum in the shop. I made a big drum in the shop. I made a big drum in the shop.
  109. Let me take the rake to make hay. Let me take the rake to make hay. Let me take the rake to make hay.
  110. I tell the tale as it was told to me. I tell the tale as it was told to me. I tell the tale as it was told to me.
  111. The flue close to the dome is on fire. The flue close to the dome is on fire. The flue close to the dome is on fire.
  112. Our flour is impure. Our flour is impure. Our flour is impure.
  113. He heedlessly leaves the steed in the bleak street. He heedlessly leaves the steed in the bleak street. He heedlessly leaves the steed in the bleak street.
  114. They are playing in the road. They are playing in the road. They are playing in the road.
  115. They are running down the road. They are running down the road. They are running down the road.
  116. They have many games. They have many games. They have many games.
  117. She has a doll. She has a doll. She has a doll.
  118. Fred's papa made the doors. Fred's papa made the doors. Fred's papa made the doors.
  119. They are made of wood. They are made of wood. They are made of wood.
  120. He gives them meal. He gives them meal. He gives them meal.
  121. Its wings got wet, too. Its wings got wet, too. Its wings got wet, too.
  122. It could not fly. It could not fly. It could not fly.
  123. It could not get away. It could not get away. It could not get away.
  124. The bee could not get out. The bee could not get out. The bee could not get out.
  125. The leaf made a good ship. The leaf made a good ship. The leaf made a good ship.
  126. The cruel boy went home running. The cruel boy went home running. The cruel boy went home running.
  127. We had to get many cents. We had to get many cents. We had to get many cents.
  128. Kittens have paws. Kittens have paws. Kittens have paws.
  129. There are little pins in the ends. There are little pins in the ends. There are little pins in the ends.
  130. Kittens hide the pins in the fur. Kittens hide the pins in the fur. Kittens hide the pins in the fur.
  131. Have you seen the pins? Have you seen the pins? Have you seen the pins?
  132. John often goes to see his uncle. John often goes to see his uncle. John often goes to see his uncle.
  133. John's uncle lives by the sea. John's uncle lives by the sea. John's uncle lives by the sea.
  134. The sea is very salty. The sea is very salty. The sea is very salty.
  135. It warns those at sea. It warns those at sea. It warns those at sea.
  136. There is a bell, too. There is a bell, too. There is a bell, too.
  137. This rings to warn men. This rings to warn men. This rings to warn men.
  138. It is rung by the sea. It is rung by the sea. It is rung by the sea.
  139. The sound is heard over the sea. The sound is heard over the sea. The sound is heard over the sea.
  140. He barked when the ox came for hay. He barked when the ox came for hay. He barked when the ox came for hay.
  141. He sent the ox away. He sent the ox away. He sent the ox away.
  142. But the dog could not eat the hay. But the dog could not eat the hay. But the dog could not eat the hay.
  143. Some belts are made of kid. Some belts are made of kid. Some belts are made of kid.
  144. There are yards of lace. There are yards of lace. There are yards of lace.
  145. And what a lot of fans! And what a lot of fans! And what a lot of fans!
  146. I hate a hat made of fur. I hate a hat made of fur. I hate a hat made of fur.
  147. This pin is not made of pine. This pin is not made of pine. This pin is not made of pine.
  148. One day he cut a little grain. One day he cut a little grain. One day he cut a little grain.
  149. Then he tried to bind it. Then he tried to bind it. Then he tried to bind it.
  150. There are long canes for men. There are long canes for men. There are long canes for men.
  151. What a lot of hoops! What a lot of hoops! What a lot of hoops!
  152. Here are red and white beads. Here are red and white beads. Here are red and white beads.
  153. I cannot see it. I cannot see it. I cannot see it.
  154. The smell of the paint made her faint. The smell of the paint made her faint. The smell of the paint made her faint.
  155. The cow runs in the lane. The cow runs in the lane. The cow runs in the lane.
  156. We cannot go out. We cannot go out. We cannot go out.
  157. I cannot see it now. I cannot see it now. I cannot see it now.
  158. See the dog on the mat. See the dog on the mat. See the dog on the mat.
  159. He is not to lie on it. He is not to lie on it. He is not to lie on it.
  160. You may lie in the sun. You may lie in the sun. You may lie in the sun.
  161. You cannot see me. You cannot see me. You cannot see me.
  162. No, we cannot see you. No, we cannot see you. No, we cannot see you.
  163. Why can you not see me? Why can you not see me? Why can you not see me?
  164. I am not far off. I am not far off. I am not far off.
  165. Can she sew my ball? Can she sew my ball? Can she sew my ball?
  166. You may ask her to do it. You may ask her to do it. You may ask her to do it.
  167. She may do it, if she can. She may do it, if she can. She may do it, if she can.
  168. Let him be. Let him be. Let him be.
  169. Let him eat his fill. Let him eat his fill. Let him eat his fill.
  170. But the sun is up, and the bee is up. But the sun is up, and the bee is up. But the sun is up, and the bee is up.
  171. Has the bee got a leg? Has the bee got a leg? Has the bee got a leg?
  172. A bee can fly. A bee can fly. A bee can fly.
  173. A boy cannot fly. A boy cannot fly. A boy cannot fly.
  174. We cannot see him. We cannot see him. We cannot see him.
  175. As you and I cannot fly, let us run. As you and I cannot fly, let us run. As you and I cannot fly, let us run.
  176. If it come out today, you may have it, and give it to Jane. If it come out today, you may have it, and give it to Jane. If it come out today, you may have it, and give it to Jane.
  177. Here we are at the top of the hill. Here we are at the top of the hill. Here we are at the top of the hill.
  178. They make meal out of corn. They make meal out of corn. They make meal out of corn.
  179. A mask is for the face. A mask is for the face. A mask is for the face.
  180. The man has a good crop of oats. The man has a good crop of oats. The man has a good crop of oats.
  181. He knew what he did. He knew what he did. He knew what he did.
  182. His eye was keen. His eye was keen. His eye was keen.
  183. He ran in the road. He ran in the road. He ran in the road.
  184. Might does not make right. Might does not make right. Might does not make right.
  185. Whom do you see? Whom do you see? Whom do you see?
  186. Does hay grow in the fields? Does hay grow in the fields? Does hay grow in the fields?
  187. Yes, hay is made of grass. Yes, hay is made of grass. Yes, hay is made of grass.
  188. The hot sun dries it, and that then makes hay. The hot sun dries it, and that then makes hay. The hot sun dries it, and that then makes hay.
  189. I hate a hat made of fur. I hate a hat made of fur. I hate a hat made of fur.
  190. He made the man mad. He made the man mad. He made the man mad.
  191. The rat ran at a fine rate. The rat ran at a fine rate. The rat ran at a fine rate.
  192. His mate sat on a mat. His mate sat on a mat. His mate sat on a mat.
  193. This pin is not made of pine. This pin is not made of pine. This pin is not made of pine.
  194. If I get rid of it, I go to ride. If I get rid of it, I go to ride. If I get rid of it, I go to ride.
  195. They play. They play. They play.
  196. Horses race. Horses race. Horses race.
  197. Flowers fade. Flowers fade. Flowers fade.
  198. A blade of grass. A blade of grass. A blade of grass.
  199. The money was paid. The money was paid. The money was paid.
  200. Life is frail. Life is frail. Life is frail.
  201. Red hair. Red hair. Red hair.
  202. A rare chance. A rare chance. A rare chance.
  203. Glassware. Glassware. Glassware.
  204. The blue sea. The blue sea. The blue sea.
  205. The horse fled. The horse fled. The horse fled.
  206. The hay is spread. The hay is spread. The hay is spread.
  207. Blue sky. Blue sky. Blue sky.
  208. I fear the steer will run with the wheat. I fear the steer will run with the wheat. I fear the steer will run with the wheat.
  209. I will meet him. I will meet him. I will meet him.
  210. He will not cheat. He will not cheat. He will not cheat.
  211. Sweet fruit. Sweet fruit. Sweet fruit.
  212. A fur cap. A fur cap. A fur cap.
  213. Do not stir. Do not stir. Do not stir.
  214. He heard the word. He heard the word. He heard the word.
  215. Will you play a game with me? Will you play a game with me? Will you play a game with me?
  216. My doll has a wax face. My doll has a wax face. My doll has a wax face.
  217. I made a dress for her. I made a dress for her. I made a dress for her.
  218. She has good ears. She has good ears. She has good ears.
  219. She hears very well. She hears very well. She hears very well.
  220. I give her meat to eat. I give her meat to eat. I give her meat to eat.
  221. She has a seat at the table. She has a seat at the table. She has a seat at the table.
  222. I want her to be near me. I want her to be near me. I want her to be near me.
  223. I like to speak to her. I like to speak to her. I like to speak to her.
  224. That horse is easy to drive. That horse is easy to drive. That horse is easy to drive.
  225. I shall spend a week on the farm. I shall spend a week on the farm. I shall spend a week on the farm.
  226. The air at the farm is fresh and sweet. The air at the farm is fresh and sweet. The air at the farm is fresh and sweet.
  227. I shall see the sheep feed on the grass. I shall see the sheep feed on the grass. I shall see the sheep feed on the grass.
  228. I shall play under the trees. I shall play under the trees. I shall play under the trees.
  229. I feel very tired. I feel very tired. I feel very tired.
  230. I want to go to sleep. I want to go to sleep. I want to go to sleep.
  231. It is a sin to steal a pin. It is a sin to steal a pin. It is a sin to steal a pin.
  232. The bear was held by a chain. The bear was held by a chain. The bear was held by a chain.
  233. A fire made of peat will give enough heat to cook meat. A fire made of peat will give enough heat to cook meat. A fire made of peat will give enough heat to cook meat.
  234. Read as well as you can. Read as well as you can. Read as well as you can.
  235. The heat will taint the meat. The heat will taint the meat. The heat will taint the meat.
  236. See the snow in the street. See the snow in the street. See the snow in the street.
  237. It is white and cold. It is white and cold. It is white and cold.
  238. The wind will blow it away. The wind will blow it away. The wind will blow it away.
  239. They made hay in the lot. They made hay in the lot. They made hay in the lot.
  240. See the great deep sea! See the great deep sea! See the great deep sea!
  241. Eat the cake in the shade of the tree. Eat the cake in the shade of the tree. Eat the cake in the shade of the tree.
  242. We need rain. We need rain. We need rain.
  243. Hear the hail! Hear the hail! Hear the hail!
  244. Jane will buy some nice rice. Jane will buy some nice rice. Jane will buy some nice rice.
  245. The wind blew. The wind blew. The wind blew.
  246. Gray, a color made by mixing black and white. Gray, a color made by mixing black and white. Gray, a color made by mixing black and white.
  247. See my kite rise! See my kite rise! See my kite rise!
  248. Will you eat ham, or beef! Will you eat ham, or beef! Will you eat ham, or beef!
  249. No, I will have veal. No, I will have veal. No, I will have veal.
  250. Beat time. Beat time. Beat time.
  251. That grain is quite green. That grain is quite green. That grain is quite green.
  252. Throw the ball in the hall. Throw the ball in the hall. Throw the ball in the hall.
  253. What a bawl! What a bawl! What a bawl!
  254. A hart is a male deer. A hart is a male deer. A hart is a male deer.
  255. His heart is true. His heart is true. His heart is true.
  256. A herd of swine. A herd of swine. A herd of swine.
  257. I heard the brook. I heard the brook. I heard the brook.
  258. He rowed the boat with the tide. He rowed the boat with the tide. He rowed the boat with the tide.
  259. Have you tied the wild steer? Have you tied the wild steer? Have you tied the wild steer?
  260. There are two black bears on the bare floor. There are two black bears on the bare floor. There are two black bears on the bare floor.
  261. Pare a pair of pears. Pare a pair of pears. Pare a pair of pears.
  262. This flue is for smoke. This flue is for smoke. This flue is for smoke.
  263. A crow flew from the thorn. A crow flew from the thorn. A crow flew from the thorn.
  264. Cat's fur. Cat's fur. Cat's fur.
  265. A tall fir tree. A tall fir tree. A tall fir tree.
  266. Were you near the herd of deer in the fern? Were you near the herd of deer in the fern? Were you near the herd of deer in the fern?
  267. James came away from the game so pale and lame. James came away from the game so pale and lame. James came away from the game so pale and lame.
  268. Tell me a tale. Tell me a tale. Tell me a tale.
  269. He broke the pane of glass. He broke the pane of glass. He broke the pane of glass.
  270. Dare you eat a pear? Dare you eat a pear? Dare you eat a pear?
  271. Yes, if I pare it. Yes, if I pare it. Yes, if I pare it.
  272. Who shakes the gate at that rate? Who shakes the gate at that rate? Who shakes the gate at that rate?
  273. Ask cook to flour the trout well. Ask cook to flour the trout well. Ask cook to flour the trout well.
  274. Make haste and bring the paste. Make haste and bring the paste. Make haste and bring the paste.
  275. Cook will baste the meat to make it taste nice. Cook will baste the meat to make it taste nice. Cook will baste the meat to make it taste nice.
  276. We call the male duck a drake. We call the male duck a drake. We call the male duck a drake.
  277. The wind blew fiercely. The wind blew fiercely. The wind blew fiercely.
  278. Blue is a color. Blue is a color. Blue is a color.
  279. We should earn our own living. We should earn our own living. We should earn our own living.
  280. An urn is a kind of vase. An urn is a kind of vase. An urn is a kind of vase.
  281. If we attend, we can hear. If we attend, we can hear. If we attend, we can hear.
  282. Our time here is very short. Our time here is very short. Our time here is very short.
  283. Have you a new pair of skates? Have you a new pair of skates? Have you a new pair of skates?
  284. Would you eat a juicy pear? Would you eat a juicy pear? Would you eat a juicy pear?
  285. Your words should cause no tear to fall. Your words should cause no tear to fall. Your words should cause no tear to fall.
  286. The builder laid the first tier of beams. The builder laid the first tier of beams. The builder laid the first tier of beams.
  287. The boy bawled when he was hit. The boy bawled when he was hit. The boy bawled when he was hit.
  288. Playing ball is fine sport. Playing ball is fine sport. Playing ball is fine sport.
  289. Try not to break your toys. Try not to break your toys. Try not to break your toys.
  290. The car stopped when the brake was put on. The car stopped when the brake was put on. The car stopped when the brake was put on.
  291. We shall all die some day. We shall all die some day. We shall all die some day.
  292. A dye is a color. A dye is a color. A dye is a color.
  293. Can you read? Can you read? Can you read?
  294. May and I can write. May and I can write. May and I can write.
  295. We should be thoughtful when we pray. We should be thoughtful when we pray. We should be thoughtful when we pray.
  296. A beast of prey eats other beasts. A beast of prey eats other beasts. A beast of prey eats other beasts.
  297. We read that we may know. We read that we may know. We read that we may know.
  298. The reed was shaking in the breeze. The reed was shaking in the breeze. The reed was shaking in the breeze.
  299. All things come to those who wait. All things come to those who wait. All things come to those who wait.
  300. Can you guess my weight? Can you guess my weight? Can you guess my weight?
  301. I can hear her. I can hear her. I can hear her.
  302. Most wounds heal with time. Most wounds heal with time. Most wounds heal with time.
  303. My shoe is run down in the heel. My shoe is run down in the heel. My shoe is run down in the heel.
  304. Gray or grey means "white mixed with black." Gray or grey means "white mixed with black." Gray or grey means "white mixed with black."
  305. The land by the sea is sand; let us stand there and see the sun set. The land by the sea is sand; let us stand there and see the sun set. The land by the sea is sand; let us stand there and see the sun set.
  306. The "he" of any kind is the male. The "he" of any kind is the male. The "he" of any kind is the male.
  307. Do not eat the peel of the pear. Do not eat the peel of the pear. Do not eat the peel of the pear.
  308. What makes your cheek so pale? What makes your cheek so pale? What makes your cheek so pale?
  309. There's no stile in the last mile from the lime pits. There's no stile in the last mile from the lime pits. There's no stile in the last mile from the lime pits.
  310. There are four tons of coal in the bin. There are four tons of coal in the bin. There are four tons of coal in the bin.
  311. What has been may be. What has been may be. What has been may be.
  312. We ate. We ate. We ate.
  313. The ox may eat hay. The ox may eat hay. The ox may eat hay.
  314. Try to see the sky. Try to see the sky. Try to see the sky.
  315. Ah! I see a car. Ah! I see a car. Ah! I see a car.
  316. It had bran, and hay in a rack. It had bran, and hay in a rack. It had bran, and hay in a rack.
  317. The fair lad has red hair. The fair lad has red hair. The fair lad has red hair.
  318. Ask him not to tear nor wear my hat. Ask him not to tear nor wear my hat. Ask him not to tear nor wear my hat.
  319. I hear a bee. I hear a bee. I hear a bee.
  320. Here you can see it. Here you can see it. Here you can see it.
  321. Do not eat the pale. Do not eat the pale. Do not eat the pale.
  322. Do you want a flower in the school room? Do you want a flower in the school room? Do you want a flower in the school room?
  323. I am sure that the boys and girls who add and spell well, are the ones whose work is always good. I am sure that the boys and girls who add and spell well, are the ones whose work is always good. I am sure that the boys and girls who add and spell well, are the ones whose work is always good.
  324. Make hay while the sun shines. Make hay while the sun shines. Make hay while the sun shines.
  325. Do not rudely stare at anyone. Do not rudely stare at anyone. Do not rudely stare at anyone.
  326. Pain, ache. Pain, ache. Pain, ache.
  327. Pane, of glass. Pane, of glass. Pane, of glass.
  328. Blew, did blow. Blew, did blow. Blew, did blow.
  329. Blue, a color. Blue, a color. Blue, a color.
  330. Bad, not good. Bad, not good. Bad, not good.
  331. Bade, told. Bade, told. Bade, told.
  332. Made, did make. Made, did make. Made, did make.
  333. Maid, a young woman. Maid, a young woman. Maid, a young woman.
  334. Hear, to listen. Hear, to listen. Hear, to listen.
  335. Here, in this place. Here, in this place. Here, in this place.
  336. Time, days, years, etc. Time, days, years, etc. Time, days, years, etc.
  337. Thyme, an herb. Thyme, an herb. Thyme, an herb.
  338. Knew, did know. Knew, did know. Knew, did know.
  339. New, not old. New, not old. New, not old.
  340. Ate, did eat. Ate, did eat. Ate, did eat.
  341. Eight, a number. Eight, a number. Eight, a number.
  342. Hart, a male deer. Hart, a male deer. Hart, a male deer.
  343. Heart, the seat of life. Heart, the seat of life. Heart, the seat of life.
  344. All, the whole of. All, the whole of. All, the whole of.
  345. Awl, a pointed tool. Awl, a pointed tool. Awl, a pointed tool.
  346. Stare, to gaze. Stare, to gaze. Stare, to gaze.
  347. Stair, a step. Stair, a step. Stair, a step.
  348. Read, a book. Read, a book. Read, a book.
  349. Reed, a slender stalk. Reed, a slender stalk. Reed, a slender stalk.
  350. Read, did read. Read, did read. Read, did read.
  351. Red, a color. Red, a color. Red, a color.
  352. Ware, goods. Ware, goods. Ware, goods.
  353. Wear, to have on. Wear, to have on. Wear, to have on.
  354. Ball, a round body. Ball, a round body. Ball, a round body.
  355. Bawl, to shout. Bawl, to shout. Bawl, to shout.
  356. Pause, a stop. Pause, a stop. Pause, a stop.
  357. Paws, feet of a beast. Paws, feet of a beast. Paws, feet of a beast.
  358. Nay, no. Nay, no. Nay, no.
  359. Neigh, the cry of a horse. Neigh, the cry of a horse. Neigh, the cry of a horse.
  360. Pail -- for water, etc. Pail -- for water, etc. Pail -- for water, etc.
  361. Pale, white. Pale, white. Pale, white.
  362. Steel, a kind of iron. Made of steel. Steel, a kind of iron. Made of steel. Steel, a kind of iron. Made of steel.
  363. Steal, to take away something that does not belong to one. Steal, to take away something that does not belong to one. Steal, to take away something that does not belong to one.

14.5.3 Write random sentences

A random subset of sentences will be synthesized. Be patient with the synthesis. It will take a few seconds, especially the first time. The loweest possible WPM is 80, so to decrease overall WPM, increase word gap.

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14.6 Summary

  • Learn how to use the AE and AO along with \(*\) and spelling to distinguish writing homonyms