Sometimes two words sound the same. How can we differentiate between them so our steno software can output the correct word?

There are a number of ways we can do this. The most common is to use the asterisk key in the middle of the keyboard (usually pressed with the right index finger).

Another common way is to alter the vowel that's used, or resort to the spelling of the word. A good example of this is "to" (TO), "two" (TWO) and "too" (TAO)

You can also use the spelling differentiators as mentioned in the Vowels lesson. For example: "Pair" (PAUER) and "Pear" (PAER).

You can practice homophones in the Practice section of this website along with a number of other useful drills.