No, a homophone is not a phone sex line for gays. A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word, but has a different meaning. Like "your" and "you're." This is the most common mistake on the internet. In case you forgot, here is the list of commonly mistaken homophones.

  • its/it's
    • This one is tricky, so don't be ashamed! It's a very common mistake among even the best.
    • "its" is the possessive form of "it". Counter intuitive, I know, but it is. As in: "Its giant claw grazed my jugular."
    • "it's" is a contraction for "it is." If replacing your "its/it's" with "it is" makes sense, use "it's."

  • there/their/they're
    • "there" refers to a location, as in: "The treasure is over there!"
    • "their" is a possessive of multiple people, as in: "Their writing submissions were reviewed by me."
    • "they're" is a contraction of "they are." If replacing your "there/their/they're" with "they are" makes sense, then "they're" is the one you need.

  • to/too/two
    • "too" means "also" or "to an excessive degree," as in: "I am a writer too!" and "There are too many days left in school."
    • "two" means the number 2
    • "to" is the most common misspelling of these others, and it has a million definitions. If the "to/too/two" isn't defined above, "to" is probably the one you want.

  • your/you're
    • "your" is the possessive form of "you," as in, "I really liked your submission." NOT "your gay." This is the biggest offense on the internet.
    • "you're" is a contraction for "you are." If replacing your "your/you're" with "you are" makes sense, use "you're."
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