Accents to Distinguish Words

We're almost finished. This lesson is very similar to the previous one, in which we saw that when certain words are used to introduce a question or exclamation, they have an accent mark over their stressed vowel even though their stress patterns follow the normal rules. The same thing happens with certain word pairs that are spelled the same but mean different things. Here is a list of a few such word pairs. You should consult a Spanish textbook for a more complete list.

si (if) s (yes)
mas (but, however) ms (more)
el (the) l (he)
se (a pronoun) s (I know)
te (a pronoun) t (tea)
de (of, from) d (imperative of dar)
mi (my) m (me)
tu (your) t (you)

Now take the very last quiz.