Humanities › English 200 Homonyms, Homophones, and Homographs (F - L) A List of Easily Confused Words Share Flipboard Email Print A hoarse horse. (Arctic-Images/Getty Images) English English Grammar An Introduction to Punctuation Writing by Richard Nordquist Dr. Richard Nordquist is professor emeritus of rhetoric and English at Georgia Southern University and the author of several university-level grammar and composition textbooks. Updated November 04, 2019 Homonyms, homophones, and homographs are words that are easily confused because they look alike or sound alike (or both) but have different meanings. These charts--which list some of the most common homonyms, homophones, and homographs--should help you recognize the differences between many commonly confused words. Homonyms, Homophones, and Homographs (F - L) fair - pleasing, impartial fair - gathering, exhibition fare - fee for transportation find - locate fined - charged (past tense of fine) fir - a pine tree fur - a coat or covering flea - insect flee - to escape flour - milled wheat flower - plant for - (preposition) fore - front, forward four - the number 4 foreword - preface forward - related to direction grate - to irritate grate - a frame great - large, superior groan - moan grown - matured hall - auditorium, dormitory haul - to carry hear - listen here - this place higher - taller, more advanced hire - to employ hoarse - rough sounding horse - the animal its - (possessive pronoun) it's - it is jam - to force or block jam - jelly jamb - part of a door or window know - to understand no - negative lead - the metal lead - to direct led - past tense of lead (directed) lessen - to decrease lesson - an example or unit of instruction lie - to recline lie - tell an untruth lye - used in making soap Continue Reading 200 Homonyms, Homophones, and Homographs (With Exercises) Learn About Homonyms in Grammar, Get Definition and See Examples What Are Heteronyms in English Grammar? Homophone Corner: Pain and Pane Homophone Corner: Hole and Whole What's the Difference Between Its and It's? Tricky Homophones: To, Too, and Two The Top 10 Beginning French Mistakes Homophone Corner: Pole and Poll "Were," "We're," and "Where": What's the Difference? 51 Spanish Words That Sound Exactly Like Other Spanish Words The Difference Between the Homophones Pail and Pale Become a Better English Student With These Study Tips What's the Difference Between Whose and Who's? Homophone Corner: The Difference Between the Words 'Grate' and 'Great' What Are Synonyms?