These two words sound alike, don't they? So, why do they have different dictations? Well, I'm here to tell you. Come on.

"New" vs. "Knew" in English

What Is Their Main Difference?

These words are homophones. However, 'new' is an adjective that describes something recently made, while, 'knew' is the simple past tense of the verb 'know'.

Differences

'New' is an adjective that describes something freshly made, whereas, 'knew' is the simple past tense of the verb 'know. Check out the examples below:

You knew I was lying to you from the beginning?

Try our new cupcakes for free.

Similarities

Their only similarity is that they are pronounced the same. In the word 'knew', the letter 'k' is silent.

Are They Interchangeable?

Since they have totally different meanings and grammatical functions, they cannot be used interchangeably. Compare:

Phoebe knew she's never get over this.

Phoebe new she's never get over this.

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