Catch these and you’re well on your way to impressing your proofreading clients! |  The wagon can hardly bear the weight of the load.Â. . *Social Writing This little book is a firm favourite with horsey families and makes the ideal gift for anyone who loves riding. Common Homophones Proofreaders Need to Understand. "This book is by no means all encompassing, but in it author Suzan St Maur has researched and shared several hundred of the most commonly used terms. This lesson provides a list of common homophones in English for students who want to master their English. *Poetry *Fiction And if we are to believe some recent news, getting things like homophones wrong can cost us money. Use then to indicate the passage of time, or when: We went to the park in the morning, and then we left to pick up lunch. Get 10% off your first order at the Scholastic Store Online when you sign up! You’re so right about these little things; no matter how much we’re aware of, say, the difference between “its” and “it’s” it’s (!!) Malapropism is the mistaken use of a word in place of a similar-sounding one as in ‘my dad has bought a brand new salon car’ instead of ‘my dad has bought a brand new saloon car’. . -------------------------------------------------------- International; Resources. Some homophone mistakes—their vs. there—are irritating, but others—ado and adieu, or fiscal and physical—are just plain funny. Look out for a confirmation email from us.