Take a look at some examples of homophones:
to, two, too
When speaking, it's much easier to tell which words are used because there's context (not all the time, but most of the time!). If you're driving and someone says. "Go right," we know he/she doesn't mean "Go write" because why would you go "write" when you're driving?!
However, it's important to distinguish between different homophones so that we can write correctly and not confuse our readers.
Let's look at the words 'meet' and 'meat.' These are homophones that are spelled differently but have completely different meanings.
Meet= [verb] get together with someone, for example, "Let's meet for lunch tomorrow."
Meat= [uncountable noun] flesh from animals that we eat, for example, chicken or beef
Use this image to help you remember the difference:
Think of two people meeting on a date (E meets E)
Think of a person indulging in a delicious beef burger (E eats A)
(1) I really wish I had your/you're job.
(2) The bank is on your write/right.
(3) There/Their/They're classroom is so much bigger than ours!
(4) Your cellphone is over their/they're/there.
(5) Look at that dear/deer over there!
(6) I don't want to attend this meeting to/ too/two.
(1) your, (2) right, (3) Their, (4) there, (5) deer, (6) too
Jeans or Jeans
Everytime or Every Time
British Versus American English