TIP OF THE MONTH - April 2003    

WORDS SPELLED IN THE SAME WAY WITH DIFFERENT MEANINGS ARE CALLED HOMOGRAPHS.

An example is showers

I prefer having showers to having baths.

The weather forecast usually includes showers for the month of April.

WORDS, SOMETIMES MORE THAN TWO, WHICH ARE SPELLED DIFFERENTLY BUT SOUND THE SAME, ARE CALLED HOMOPHONES:

Examples: rain, rein, reign

The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain.

The rein was used by the rider to keep the horse on track in the jumping event.

The 50-year reign of the Queen of England was celebrated in 2002.