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Homonyms or Homophones

Homonyms are words that are pronounced the same,  usually spelled the same, and have different meanings.

Homophones are words that are pronounced the same, usually spelled differently, and have different meanings.

Here are some examples of homonyms and homophones:

Ark (boat), Arc (part of a circle)

bank (the side of a river), bank (a place to keep money)

hare (rabbit), hair (grows on the human head)


their cellar sale scene dye
there seller sail seen die
isle so great flour lain
aisle sew grate flower lane
here pair not threw made
hear pear knot through maid


Directions: Match the homonym or homophone from above with  the correct definition below.
a single situation or conversation in a play
past and past participle of MAKE
used to make a word or group of words negative
to stop living
of or relating to them or themselves
this place
the act of selling
to stain or color usually permanently
one who sells
two things that match or are meant to be used together
past participle of SEE
that place
to make into small particles by rubbing against something rough
a narrow way or road usually between fences, hedges, or buildings
to take in through the ear
an interlacing (as of string or ribbon) that forms a lump or knob
a female servant
large in size: not little or small
a passage between sections of seats (as in a church or theater)
to join or fasten by stitches
past participle of LIE
a fleshy fruit that grows on a tree related to the apple and is commonly larger at the end opposite the stem
a plant cultivated or outstanding for its blossoms
past of THROW
a sheet of fabric (as canvas) used to catch wind to move a craft through water
finely ground powdery meal of wheat or of any cereal grain or edible seed
in a manner or way that is indicated or suggested
in at one end and out the other













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