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I'm the start, my brother's the end.
We're the places, where you'll be or have been.
We sound similar but yet aren't the same.
I bet that you know our names.

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Are these places

womb & tomb?

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  • $\begingroup$ Your answer is short and precise. That are the words I am looking for $\endgroup$ – D3f4u1t Apr 12 '18 at 13:11
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I know this is answered already, but another pair that might work is

Here and there

I'm the start, my brother's the end.

To go anywhere, you have to start from "here" (where you are) to get "there" (where you want to go).

We're the places, where you'll be or have been.

"There" is a place you can be, and of course you've been "here"—you're there now!

We sound similar but yet aren't the same.

Spelled very similarly, and pronounced somewhat alike, but describe places that can never be the same.

I bet that you know our names.

Yep.

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    $\begingroup$ Nice take on the riddle! $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Apr 12 '18 at 13:33
  • $\begingroup$ @Phylyp Thanks! The problem with coming across these from HNQ is that they're almost always answered already... No problem though, this community seems to appreciate a clever answer even if it's not the intended solution! $\endgroup$ – maxathousand Apr 12 '18 at 13:42
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    $\begingroup$ This answer is excellent but I think it doesn't fit the title. $\endgroup$ – Gustavo Gabriel Apr 12 '18 at 13:45
  • $\begingroup$ @GustavoGabriel Well, maybe not without some twisting and stretching ;) Fair point though—forgot that the title was a clue also $\endgroup$ – maxathousand Apr 12 '18 at 13:48
  • $\begingroup$ I like your answer. Maybe I will create another riddle using your answer :) $\endgroup$ – D3f4u1t Apr 12 '18 at 14:16
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It's

a bowl

I'm the start, my brother's the end.

We eat our food from a bowl. Then it ends in a different bowl - the toilet one (passing through yet another kind of bowels, but I digress)

We're the places, where you'll be or have been.

Sure, everyone eats.

We sound similar but yet aren't the same.

I'll bet!

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