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Today’s Illustration: the difference between the homophones canon and cannon.
Homophones, According to Vocabulary.com
A homophone is a word that sounds the same as another word but has a different meaning and/or spelling. “Flower” and “flour” are homophones because they are pronounced the same but you certainly can’t bake a cake using daffodils.
Canon & Cannon diagram by Sara Barkat.
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