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Homonyms, Homographs and Homophones
Most of you may know synonyms and antonyms. Do you know what homonyms are? There are more interesting things in the English language like homographs and homophones too. I am so excited, I can’t wait to tell you about them!
Homonyms refer to words that have the same spelling or those that sound the same, but have different meanings.
Homographs refer to words that have similar spelling but sound different and have different meanings.
Homophones refer to words that sound similar but have different meanings and different spelling.
All homophones and homographs are homonyms.
Homonym - Homographs
Lead – A metal
Lead – to take charge
Wind – movement of air
Wind – Twist, coil, to turn around an object
Bow – of the Bow and Arrow
Bow – bend low as a show of respect
Bow – a knot tied with a ribbon
Back – reverse or rear
Back – Support
Book – document, manuscript
Book - reserve
Reserve – Shyness
Reserve – book in advance, as in reservation
Flower – Part of a tree
Flower – Flourish, bloom
Homonym – Homophones
Pray – Prayer
Prey – food
Two – Dual, double, number two
Too – addition, as well, besides
Flour – Powdered form of grains
Flower – part of a plant or tree
Buy – Purchase
Bye – Say goodbye, adieu
Fare – Cost, charge, ticket price
Fair – Beautiful, light tone
Serial – Consecutive, eg: a tele-serial
Cereal – grains
Genes – genetic code, DNA
Jeans – A type of pants
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