English Language

HOMOPHONES

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.

Example:

She will buy music composed by my favourite artist.

Homophones are often confused when writing by many students because of similarity in pronunciation.

Examples of common homophones in English

HOMOPHONES 1

More examples of homophones

HOMOPHONES 2

 

Exercise

See also  INTERJECTION

Give the homophones and the meanings of the following words.

  1. In 6. Knight
  2. Heard 7. Knows
  3. Horse 8. Tick
  4. Hey 9. Rung
  5. Need 10. Sees

Answer

Exercise

  1. In –inn 6. Knight – night
  2. Heard – herd 7. Knows – nose
  3. Horse – hoarse 8. Tick – tic
  4. Key – quay 9. Rung – wrung
  5. Need – knead 10. Sees – seize
See also  OBJECTS SENTENCE

See also:

SUFFIXES

PREFIXES

INTERJECTION

CONJUNCTIONS

PREPOSITION PHRASES

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