The words incompetence, incompetents sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do incompetence, incompetents sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: incompetence, incompetents are homophones of the English language.
The quality or state of being incompetent.
Plural form of incompetent.
Definitions from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition, from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.