Homophones are the words that sound the same, yet have different meanings. In this article we will see the difference between Pair and Pare and their correct usages.
Pair Vs Pare
Pair: (noun) a set of two things used together or regarded as a unit; an article consisting of two joined or corresponding parts not used separately.
- The young actress has a pair of earrings to match every dress in her wardrobe.
- a pair of gloves.
- The teacher decided to pair the dancers according to their styles.
Pare: (verb) to cut off the outer layer or covering; to reduce by cutting.
- The couple had to pare down their expenses, after one of them gave up their job.
- It is easier to pare a hard fruit than an overripe one.