Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?
There’s not a writing teacher on the planet who doesn’t see students mix up the words breath and breathe or lose and loose.
It’s been a while since I last mentioned the spelling problem posed by homophones, but I didn’t forget about it. I’m working my way through the alphabet, clarifying the distinctions between words that sound identical, but are spelled differently. These words will not be caught by spellcheckers; you just have to learn them.