mourning vs morningPosted by: Josef Essberger
These two words are homophones: they sound exactly the same but have different meanings.
- mourning 1 (noun): a period of sorrow or grieving after the death of a loved one
- mourning 2 (noun): usually black or dark clothes worn after someone dies (though in some countries the colour may be white)
- mourn (verb): feel or show sorrow or grief for the death of someone
- morning (noun): the time between midnight and noon, especially from sunrise to noon
- Many people were in mourning following the death of the Queen.
- His family wore mourning for months after he passed away.
- People may choose to mourn in many different ways.
- I shall have to wake up early tomorrow morning.
Luis Pizarro says:
Good job! It`s very important to explain and show examples about homophones, and clarify how easy is to identify them considering the context of the sentence…. I mean, they sound exactly same; but the context could tell me which word it is
The difference is almost imperceptible between the two.
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thanks so much! Now I am aware to differentiate words morning and mourning.
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T.Hassan Olokodana says:
This is really explicit and helpful. Thank you. More of this is expected.
At first glance, I thought that were more one difference between Britanic English and American English. But no.
Very interesting and useful. Very good and thanks a lot.
I prefer only MORNING.
Have a nice week. Mauro.
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