Sexy Birthday Homonyms: sheer & shear
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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 adjective sheer expresses transparency, as in:
I gasped when I realized I could see his pert nipples through his sheer tee shirt.
The adjective sheer also means unqualified or unmixed with anything else, as in:
She screwed him out of sheer lust.
The verb shear means to cut or clip, as in:
I shear the curly hairs from my mound, preparing for you.
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.