The following three words all sound alike:
IThe following two words sound alike:
First person singular pronoun
Organ of vision
Yes, as in “Aye, Cap’n” or “the ayes have it”
yeaAnd the following word does not sound like any of the above:
Yes, as in, “Are you with me, yea or nay?” or “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil.”
A cheer, similar to hooray, with which it rhymes.
yeahThis message brought to you by someone increasingly annoyed that anyone who writes or edits for a living can possibly be confused about this.
An informal or slang way to say yes, as in “yeah, right” or “yeah, I’ll pick it up on the way home.”
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