Road and rode are two words with the same sounds; they are pronounced the same way. This types of words are referred to as homophones. Homophones are words that are pronounced exactly the same way, but they differ in terms of spelling and meaning. Road and rode do not have the same spelling nor the same meaning, but they sound the same way. We are familiar with the word ''Road'' and what it means.
The road simply a way or channel used for traveling between places, the type that can be used by foot passengers, vehicles and other land automobiles. The road can also be used to give another interpretation. Figuratively, it can be used to mean a path chosen in life. For example my road to success cannot be clearly understood by people. Rode, on the other hand, is the past tense of the word 'ride' which means to transport oneself by sitting on and directing a horse, it can also be used for a bicycle. Figuratively, it also means to criticize someone.
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There is a wide array of homophones that confuses both the native and non-native speakers in English. The confusing thing about them is that most of us use words in our daily conversation with little thought to their purpose in sentence and even their spelling, but when we write them down, it is difficult to figure out which is which. Its quite easy to distinguish the road from the road while using it in a sentence, because the two are of different parts of speech. The differences between road and rode go thus….
The highway generally is a way or route for vehicles, people, even animals. The trail is what you follow or pass while you drive your car, motorcycle or while riding a bicycle. It can also be said to be the pathway giving direction to where one is headed. On the other hand, rode in the past tense of the ride, and it means to be conveyed or carried by a vehicle or any means of transportation.