The words non-residence, non-residents sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do non-residence, non-residents sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: non-residence, non-residents are homophones of the English language.
The state or condition of being nonresident.
A building, such as a commercial property, that is not a residence.
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Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.