A



accept / except

advice / advise

ail / ale

aisle ‘ isle

altar / alter

allowed / aloud

ate / eight

aural / oral

awe / or

                                                                         B

bail / bale

ball / bawl

band / banned

bare / bear

beach / beech

bean / been

beat / beet

berry / bury

berth / birth

bite / byte

blew / blue

boar / bore

board / bored

boarder / border

bold / bowled

bough / bow

boy / buoy

brake / break

bread / bred

broach / brooch

buy / by / bye

 

C

carat / carrot

caught / court

cent / scent/ sent

ceiling / sealing

cereal / serial

chased / chaste

check / cheque

choose / chose

chord / cord

chute / shoot

coarse / course

corps / corpse

council / counsel

currant / current

cymbal / symbol

D

dear / deer

desert / dessert

dew / due

die / dye

discreet / discrete

doe / dough

draft / draught

draw / drawer

 

E   F   G

enquire / inquire

fair / fare

gate / gait

ensure / insure

father / farther

gilt / guilt

ewe / you

fate / fete

gnaw / nor

 

flour / flower

grate / great

 

for / fore / four

groan / grown

 

fort / fought

guessed / guest

 

foul / fowl

 

H

 

hair / hare

hall / haul

heard / herd

hay / hey

heal / heal

higher / hire

hole / whole

horse / hoarse

 

 

K

key / quay

knew / new

kneed / knead / need

knob / nob

know / no

knows / nose

L

 

law / lore

lead / led

leek / leak

lightening / lightning

loan / lone

lose / loose

loser / looser

   

M

 

made / maid

mane / main

male / mail

mare / mayor

medal / meddle

meet / meat

moan / mown

morning / mourning

 

N

nay / neigh

naval / navel

night / knight

nit / knit

not / knot

none / nun

O

 

oar / ore

one / won

our / hour

P

 

pail / pale

passed / past

paw / pore / poor / pour

peace / piece

pedal / peddle

pole / poll

plain / plane

plum / plumb

practice / practise

pray / prey

profit / prophet

 

Q

quay / key

quiet / quite

 

R

raw / roar

rain / reign / rein

red / read

read / reed

right / write / rite

road / rode

roe / row

   

s

sail / sale

saw / soar / sore

sawed / sword

scene / seen

scents / sense

sea / see

seam / seem

shore / sure

slay / sleigh

sole / soul

some / sum

son / sun

sort / sought

stationary / stationery

steal / steel

story / storey

swat / swot

 

T

tail / tale

team / teem

tear / tier

tense / tents

their / they’re / there

threw / through

throne / thrown

to / to / two

toad / towed

toe / tow

   

V

vain / vane / vein

   

W

wait / weight

waist / waste

waive / wave

war / wore

warn / worn

way / weigh

weather / whether

weak / week

whine / wine

whined / wined

whole / hole

 

Y

yew / you

yoke / yolk