Flower or Flour

May 29, 2016

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To be perfectly honest, there isn’t much to say about these words, “flower” and “flour”. I chose this pair of homophones because I saw people hesitating before writing one of the two forms. They know what the words mean and they use the proper pronunciation, but it might be a bit difficult for beginners to use the right word when they must write it.

flower (pl flowers), which means floare (flori): a noun; a plant or “the part of a plant that is often brightly colored, that usually lasts a short time, and from which the seed or fruit develops” (link).

“Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law…” (D.H. Lawrence)

Tulips are her favourite flowers.

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” (Henri Matisse)

flour (făină): noun; a powder made from grains and used for cooking;

Buy a bag of flour to make bread.

by Elena Atudosiei

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