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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

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:

SUFFIXES

PREFIXES

INTERJECTION

CONJUNCTIONS

PREPOSITION PHRASES

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