Tide vs. Tied

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"Tide" vs. "Tied" in English

What Is Their Main Difference?

These words are homophones. However, 'tide' refers to the up and down movement of water in oceans, whereas, 'tied' is the past tense and past participle of the verb 'tie'.

Differences

'Tied' is a noun and it refers to the up and down movement of water in the ocean, while, 'tied' is the simple past tense and past participle of the verb 'tie'. Look at the examples below:

She tied her shoes furiously and ran after the kid.

Just watching the tides makes me relax.

Similarities

Their only similarity is that they are homophones.

Are They Interchangeable?

Well, since they have totally different meanings, they cannot be used interchangeably. 'Tide' is a noun, while, 'tied' is a verb. Compare:

✓ The lady tied my wrists and left me.

X The lady tide my wrists and left me.

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