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A Three-For Homophone: rain, reign, & rein

While I was reading a novel recently, I was reminded of the importance of watching out for those worrisome homophones. I was surprised to see the horse’s reigns were in the hero’s hands.
Rain is a noun or verb and refers to the water that drops from the sky. Reign as a noun refers to power, often as in a king’s rule. As a verb, it means to rule or have power over something or someone. Rein as a noun refers to a leather strap used to control the horse. As a verb, to rein means to check or guide a horse using the reins.
Tomorrow, More on the Presidents. Rita Bay

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