The ‘homophone’ [derived from the Greek homo = same and phone = sound] stands for a word that sounds like another but is spelled differently and differs in meaning (e.g. cite/site/sight). Searching for the correct spelling of homophones in a dictionary can be tricky, appearing as they do under different letters of the English alphabet (e.g. knot/not, air/heir, cue/queue, right/write). The computer spell checker too cannot be relied upon to identify a word spelled incorrectly, particularly if it seems correct in the context. This book lists homophones in alphabetical order, each with a cross-reference (e.g. air/heir will appear under A with a cross-reference under H). It both assists in the understanding of homophones as well as facilitates their correct use in phrases, sentences and definitions. Common sayings included appear in bold so as to enable the reader to identify better with their application in everyday language. Further, apart from certain commonly misspelled words, a separate section lists other words known to be confusing, e.g. elicit/illicit, childish/childlike, imply/infer, alright/all right, altogether/all together, thus making the use of the ‘right’ word all the easier!
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shades within shadows
we live under the shadow of rulers, religion and ritual; of childhood fears, adult realities and hovering death. we live in shadows of varying shades, from hues of darkening night, through lightening shades of gray, to brightest light. within these shades of many shadows, our stories sawn and mature, some sad, some happy, some tragic, mostly soon forgotten, but some preserved and written about. shades within shadows tells one such tale of an entire community sucked into a maelstrom that devastates and nearly destroys them.
The Wisdom of Mr Chesterton
Chesterton was a poet, a journalist, a mystery novelist, a people's theologian and some would say, a prophet who only by looking at the world upside-down could see it clearly enough to predict its future. read and enjoy the purest distillations of Chesterton's with and charm with the wisdom of Mr. Chesterton, a unique collection of the pithiest and most profound sentences ever to spring from his pen.