Words that sound like one another but have different meanings are called homonyms. Here we look at some examples of words that are pronounced alike and have different spellings.
Ate and eight are examples of homonyms.
Ate the past tense of eat: She ate a salad for lunch.
Eight the number 8: I've seen Star Wars eight times.
I and eye are examples of homonyms.
I is a letter and a pronoun: I learn English.
Eye is the sight organ: That cat only has one eye.
Now choose the right the word in each sentence: