Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?
We continue our ongoing series of posts about words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different definitions: homophones. These words are frequent problems for writers since spellcheckers can’t catch them. This post addresses the long list of troublesome homophones that start with the letter P.
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.