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Homophones homographs & homonyms list with examples PDF


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Homographs homophones and homonyms list in PDF. There are also examples of how to use each one.

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Homophones homographs & homonyms list with examples PDF

  1. 1. Homophones, Homonyms, Homographs ESL Writing Mrs. Misenheimer
  2. 2. Confused??? ¤  Some words in the English language seem designed to just confuse us. Why is that? •  Two words that sound the same, but have different spellings and/or meaning (homophone). Ex: flour/ flower, be/bee, ant/aunt •  Two words said or spelled the same as another word, but have different meanings (homonym). Ex: write/right •  Two words that have the same spelling, but different meanings & pronunciations (homograph). Ex: I live close to my grandmother. Please close your books.
  3. 3. Let's sort out all of this gibberish! ¤ Meet the three "H” words! 1) Homophones: sound alike (mail, male)/may have the same spelling but different meanings 2) Homonyms: sound alike and usually spelled alike (watch, watch)/have to see how it is used in the context of a sentence to determine meaning 3) Homographs: have the same spelling but different pronunciation and different meanings I wind the toy. The wind is blowing hard.
  4. 4. Keep it simple!
  5. 5. Homophones are…… One of two or more words,such as night and knight, that are pronounced the same but differ in meaning, origin, and sometimes spelling. ¤ Example: the words "air" and "heir" ¤ The prince is the queen's heir. ¤ I love the fresh air. ¤ Example: the words "fire" and "fire" ¤ The flames of the fire glowed brightly. ¤ The boss will fire the bad employee.
  6. 6. List of Common Homophones
  7. 7. Other Examples of Homophones
  8. 8. Homophone Humor
  9. 9. Let’s practice! ¤  1. After he was sick for several days, his face was ___________________(pail/pale). ¤  2. She purchased a beautiful new gown _________________(for/four) the dance. ¤  3. Walking down the _______________(I’ll/aisle/isle) to get married can be scary. ¤  4. Glass containers have been ________________(band/banned) on the beach. ¤  5. The baker systematically kneaded the _____________(doe/dough) for the bread. ¤  6. I’d rather receive my _________________(male/mail) electronically than on paper. ¤  7. He was considered __________________(bald/bawled) because he had no hair. ¤  8. We searched everywhere trying to ________________(fined/find) our lost dog. ¤  9. My favorite stringed instrument is the ___________(base/bass) because it is so big. ¤  10. The fight __________________(scene/seen) in the movie was extremely exciting!
  10. 10. Homonyms…. •  Two words said or spelled the same as another word, but have different meanings (homonym). Ex: write/right
  11. 11. Homonym puns…. ¤ Homonyms are words with the same sound but different spellings and different meanings. Puns are homonyms and homophones that are a play on words. Read the comic and determine the pun. Comic strips are often filled with puns!
  12. 12. Can you correct the homonyms?
  13. 13. Last but not least…… ¤  Homographs are words which have one spelling, but two pronunciations and two distinct meanings or usages. It’s all in the context! ¤  Function of Homographs Homographs are used as a word play to create humorous and comic effects in literary writings, in theaters and limerick forms of poetry. Frequently in literary works, these make the readers think, laugh and increase the clarity of text by playing with specific words.
  14. 14. Let’s practice homographs in context! 1. Joshua says that he can go on the field trip next week. a. To have permission b. To preserve in a sealed container 2. We had to back the car into the driveway so we could unload the trunk. a. The rear part of the human body b. To cause to move backwards 3. My mother allowed me to keep the change we got when we paid at the store. a. To transform or convert something b. Money given back when paying for goods or services 4. The skies look blue and clear, so it probably is not going to rain. a. Free from darkness or cloudiness b. Easily seen or understood 5. Grandpa Henderson lit a match to start the campfire. a.  A slender piece of wood tipped with b. To fit together, as two things
  15. 15. Application of Homographs ¤  Can you develop a sentence for this pair of homographs?
  16. 16. How about this homograph?
  17. 17. One more…. wind wind
  18. 18. Review…. ¤  Identify, classify, and apply the following pairs of words. 1.  desert/desert 2.  cent/scent/sent 3.  whether/weather