21 reasons why English is a b*tch of a language to learn

The English language never fails to astound us with how utterly ridiculous it is … in many places. Here are a mere 21 examples of homonyms / homophones / homographs that confuse us on a daily basis and make life hell for most students from other cultures who try to learn it …

English homonyms and homophones on HTWB

Would you desert your dessert in the desert?

1.The bandage was wound around the wound.

2.The farm was used to produce produce.

3,The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4.We must polish the Polish furniture.

5.He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6.The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7.Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

8.A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9.When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10.I did not object to the object.

11.The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12.There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

13.They were too close to the door to close it.

14.The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15.A seamstress and a sewer fell down into the sewer.

16.To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17.The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18.After a number of injections my jaw got number.

19.Upon seeing the tear in the painting, I shed a tear.

20.I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

21.How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

What are your favourite homophones / homonyms in English?

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