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Examples of Homonyms


Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-04-01 09:16:21
A homonym ("same name") is a word that has the same pronunciation and/or spelling as another word, but a different meaning.

For example, mean (an average) and mean (nasty) are homonyms. They are identical in spelling and pronunciation, but different in meaning.

Here are some more homonyms:
- punch (a drink) and punch (a hit)
- dog (an animal) and dog (to follow closely)
- bat (an animal) and bat (baseball equipment)

Also are homonyms:

- write/right : Please write your name. Are you right handed?
- no/know: No dogs are allowed here. Do you know the answer?
- new/knew: She has a new dog. Dad knew how to make omletes.
- eye/I: I enjoy reading. The pirate has a patch over one eye.
- see/sea: Can you see the lights? Whales live in the sea.
- sale/sail: Is the sailboat for sale? Let"s sail to the garage sale.
- stare/stair: Just stare straight ahead. She slipped on the stair going into her house.
- fare/fair: Is it fair that the bus fare is so expensive?
- pair/pear: Mom put a pair of pears in the refrigerator.
- made/maid: The hotel maid made our beds each morning.
- be/bee: Don"t be scared of a little bumble bee.
- red/read: Yesterday, he read the book with the red cover.
- threw/through: He threw the ball and it rolled through the mud.
- here/hear: Did you hear that she wants to move here?
- piece/peace: There will be no peace in this house if someone ate the last piece of Dad"s birthday cake.
- ate/eight: The kid ate eight pancakes!
- flee/flea: Why didn"t the dog flee when the flea came its way?
- one/won: He won one medal at the track meet.
- meet/meat: I have yet to meet someone who doesn"t eat meat.
- there/their: Their new house is over there.

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