The English language is confusing. Like, way too confusing. I have a lot of respect for anyone trying to learn it because it has more contradictions than you can imagine.

Thankfully, Bruce Worden of the blog “Homophones, Weakly” is here to clear a few things up. Each week, he posts a new clever illustration that shows the difference between two words that sound the same but mean something completely different. By the time you finish reading this list, you’re probably worthy of an honorary English degree.

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Time to get out the dictionary…