Rode Vs Rowed Vs Road

Homophones are the words that sound the same, yet have different meanings. In this article we will see the difference between Rode, Rowed and Road and their correct usages.

Rode Vs Rowed Vs Road

Rode: (v) past tense of ride. To travel on the back on an animal or a two-wheeler; to float on water.

For e.g.

  • I rode a good race.
  • The boy rode a horse along the beach, watching the surfers ride the rough waves.

Rowed: (v) propel (a boat) with oars

For e.g

  • The fishermen rowed hard when they realized the tide was rising.
  • We rowed down the river all day.

Road: (n) a wide way leading from one place to another, especially one with a specially prepared surface which vehicles can use.

For e.g

  • The road to the park was rather badly maintained.
  • A country road.


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