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Hello

How can we use "sanction" as a word that means differently at the same time. 1. Confirmation and support. 2. Boycott


Thank you warmly
David

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Dear David,

A word like "sanction" can mean two different things because it is a homograph. Here's a helpful link: http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-homographs.html, where you'll find many other examples of the same word carrying two meanings. Sometimes English is not easy!

I hope this helps!

All the best,
Catherine

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