Sexy Birthday Homonyms: assent & ascent
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It’s week three of the Sexy Grammarian’s birthday month of homonyms. My sexy example sentences guarantee you will never use the wrong word again! Here’s today’s:
The noun ascent is an upward movement, as in:
My eyes made an ascent from her stilettos to her breasts.
The noun assent is an agreement to a proposal, as in:
I asked for her assent while I fiddled with buttons of her blouse.
What is a homonym? Generally speaking, homonyms are any words that sound the same but have different meanings. Read more about homonyms, homophones, and homographs on Wikipedia, and check out this exhaustive homonym list.