Words that have the same pronunciation but different meanings are called homophones [hom-uh-fohnz]. The words can be spelled the same or they can be spelled differently, as long as they are pronounced the same. Here are a few examples:
I stepped on the brake when the squirrel
ran in front of the car.
Let's take a break from our work!
My pencil lead keeps breaking.
He led us through the building.
The fresh air was invigorating.
Did you know she was heir to the throne?
I was the sole person there.
When I ran through the yard barefoot,
I hurt my sole on a rock.
Can you think of other common (or uncommon!) homophones?