HOMONYMS AND SPELLINGS (by ABEL OLANIYI)

Homonyms (or Homophones) are words, which sound alike but have different meanings. Spellings are very important in the use of English and English language essays. They determine to a great extent, the performance of students regardless their ability to present strong point or analysis of the subject matter. 
     Below are the correct usage of homonyms and the correct spelling guide.

Job's mum did not attend the funeral rights (Incorrect)
Job's mum did not attend the funeral rites (Correct)

It is difficult to access the seriousness of the students (Incorrect)
It is difficult to assess the seriousness of the students (Correct)

I am sure my son will win the price (Incorrect)
I am sure my son will win the prize (Correct)


She was approaching the boarder between Nigeria and Togo (Incorrect)
She was approaching the border between Nigeria and Togo (Correct)

Donald was invited to a panel because he attacked his lecturer. I don't know what his faith will be (Incorrect)
Donald was invited to a panel because he attacked his lecturer. I don't know what his fate will be (Correct)

He was ordered to seize smoking (Incorrect)
He was ordered to cease smoking (Correct)

Tom became a star as a result of share luck (Incorrect)
Tom became a start as a result of sheer luck (Correct)

The pronounciation is the most difficult aspect of the English Language (Incorrect)
The pronunciation is the most difficult aspect of the English Language (Correct)

On that faithful day, he had an accident (Incorrect)
On that fateful day, he had an accident (Incorrect)

I am quiet sure I will succeed in life (Incorrect)
I am quite sure I will succeed in life (Correct)

Mr Peter is fare complexioned (Incorrect)
Mr Peter is fair complexioned (Correct)

What is the course of his problems (Incorrect)
What is the cause of his problems (Correct)

He should supply us more stationary (Incorrect)
He should supply us more stationery (Correct)









Mrs Charles has a set of gold earing (Incorrect)
Mrs Charles has a set of earrings (Correct)

Inspite of his insistence, his children violated the rules (Incorrect)
In spite of his insistence, his children violated the rules (Correct)

Sometime, I go to my office by train but usually, I go by car (Incorrect)
Sometimes, I go to my office by train but usually, I go by car. 

The athletes are already for the competition (Incorrect)
The athletes are all ready for the competition (Correct)

 The sun was intense, but all together, it was a good party (Incorrect)
The sun was intense, but altogether, it was a good party (Correct)

The girl is ugly, beside, she is also arrogant (Incorrect)
The girl is ugly, besides, she is also arrogant (Correct)

Gaius Obaseki, some time Chairman of NNPC will grace the occasion (Incorrect)
Gaius Obaseki, sometime Chairman of NNPC will grace the occasion (Correct)

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