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Emphatic sentenses | Difference between finally and eventually?
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Wrest and rest? #1 (permalink) Tue Sep 06, 2005 16:58 pm   Wrest and rest?
 

I'd like to ask another question. It turns out that wrest and rest are homophones. So how do you distinguish between them? I mean, if you say We have to wrest control the other person could think that you mean We have to rest control. Am I missing something here? Thank you in advance!
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Rest wrest #2 (permalink) Tue Sep 06, 2005 17:54 pm   Rest wrest
 

Interesting point but it would be clear from the context which was which.
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