Sexy Birthday Homonyms: eight & ate

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I’ve celebrated my 8 years in business this September with daily homonyms, and for the last dance, I offer:

The verb ate is the past tense of to eat, as in:

I ate one grape at a time, trying to entice her.

The noun eight is the written symbol for the cardinal number 8 , as in:

Eight people in the bed got crowded, so we paired off.

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.

It’s last call at the Sexy Grammarian’s month-long sexy homonyms birthday party, but my free lessons and writing tips never end. Watch for more Sexy Grammar, cafe reviews, and maybe even some leftover birthday cake in October. Subscribe to make sure you never miss another Sexy Grammar lesson. Write to me for private lessons via Skype or in person.

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