Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?
“Turn off your grammar checker. Spellcheckers can be helpful in catching mistyped words or reminding us of hard-to-remember spellings. …
There are a lot of these! I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I started writing about common homophones. But here we are on the Ts. Well, there are lots of t-homophones, so this is the first half.
Homophones, remember, are words that sound alike, but have different spellings and definitions. They cause problems for spellers because they sound the same and aren’t caught by spellcheckers. These are words you just have to learn by heart.
We continue our alphabetical journey through the most perplexing homophones.