The English language is full of curiosities that make it one of the most difficult languages to learn.
When a word is spelled one way but can be pronounced in different ways to take on different meanings, the different uses of the word are called heteronyms.
Check out these confusing examples!
The bandage was wound around the wound.
(Click for audio example) wound - to be turned repeatedly around an object
(Click for audio example) wound - an injury to the body
The farm's purpose was to produce produce.
produce - to bear, make or yield something
produce - agricultural products
The dove dove into the bushes.
I did not object to the object shown to me.
object - to state a negative opinion, to oppose
object - something material, e.g., an item
They were too close to the door to close it.
close - to be near in time or space
close - to move so as to bar passage