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Homonyms? 3/22 Homonyms generally include two categories of word types: homophones and homographs. Homographs are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings. Homophones are words that sound the same when you pronounce them, but have different meanings.
Homonyms 3/23 Aid – to help or assist Do you require aid? Aide – assistant The aide had much to do today for his boss.
Homonyms 3/28 Aisle – walkway The aisle was blocked. I’ll – I will I promise, I’ll listen to you. Isle – island Many people would like to live on a isle.
Homonyms 3/29 Allowed – permitted Late work is not allowed. Aloud – out loud Please read aloud.
Homonyms 3/30 Arc – curve You need to measure the arc. Ark – Noah’s boat Noah built an ark because God instructed him to do so.
Homonyms 4/2 Bare – uncovered If you walk in bare feet, you might get hurt. Bear – grizzly animal The bear charged us, so we tried to run away.
Homonyms 4/3 Beat - to pound We hope we can beat the other team. Beet – type of edible plant I do not like to eat beets.
Homonyms 4/4 Boar – pig We had to capture the wild boar. Bore – not interesting bore or to drill I hate to bore you. We had to bore into the earth to find a new well.
Homonyms 4/5 Borough – area or district Manhattan is a borough in New York City. Burrow – dig through The rabbit dug a burrow. Burro – small donkey They had a burro at the carnival.
Homonyms 4/9 Bough – branch We need to cut down those boughs before the storm. Bow – bend or curtsy Please bow at the end of the performance.
Homonyms 4/10 Cereal – breakfast food You shouldn’t eat sugary cereals for breakfast. Serial – sequential The serial killer entered the home.
Homonyms 4/11 Chile – country in South America I would love to visit Chile one day. Chili – bean stew I love Zippy’s chili. Chilly – frosty It’s chilly out there today.
Homonyms 4/12 Chord – musical tone You hit the wrong chord while playing the song. Cord - rope Please tie the cord tightly.
Homonyms 4/13 Cite – quote Please cite your sources. Site – location Where is the site for the dance? Sight – view You are in sight of me now.
Homonyms 4/16 Complement – enhance or go together That spice complements the food. Compliment – praise You should always compliment the cook.
Homonyms 4/17 Council – committee The council will decide your fate. Counsel – guidance I need to counsel her on where to go to college.
Homonyms 4/18 Creak – squeak My shoes creak! Creek – stream of water Please be careful when you’re down by the creek.
Homonyms 4/19 Amoral - not subject to or lacking moral distinctions. Logic or pure mathematics can be seen as amoral. Immoral - violating conscience or public morality. Plagiarism and other kinds of cheating are immoral.
Homonyms 4/23 Decent - propriety or respectability. She is a decent person. Descent - plunge downwards or to ancestry. I need to descent into the water. Dissent – disagreement Only one person was in dissent on the vote.
Homonyms 4/24 Fair – equal or beautiful to look at or exhibition That’s a fair deal. The fair maiden kissed the knight. We can’t wait to go to the fair and go on all the rides. Fare – price How much is the plane fare?
Homonyms 4/25 Gorilla – big ape The movie gorilla really looks fake. Guerrilla – warrior The guerrilla warfare really took its toll on the army.
Homonyms 4/26 Groan – moan After the difficult practice, all I could do was groan when my mom asked what I wanted for dinner. Grown – form of grow I have grown 3 inches this year!
Homonyms 4/27 Hay – animal food Please feed the horse some hay. Hey – interjection to get attention Hey! Watch what you’re doing!
Homonyms 4/30 Hoarse – croaky My voice was very hoarse when I was sick. Horse – riding animal Please feed the horse some hay.
Homonyms 5/1 Holey – full of holes My jacket is holey so I need to throw it out. Holy – divine The Holy Spirit can be in us all. Wholly – entirely I’m not wholly sure if we should do this.
Homonyms 5/2 Lessen – make smaller You need to lessen your mistakes on your homework. Lesson – class Class, please get out your notes for the lesson.
Homonyms 5/3 Marry – to wed They plan to marry in June. Merry – very happy Santa is a merry fellow.
Homonyms 5/4 Overdo – do too much You’re still sick so please don’t overdo it. Overdue – past due date Your book is overdue; please pay $5.
Homonyms 5/7 Pray – implore God Please pray to God. Prey – quarry The cat stalked its prey in the back yard.
Homonyms 5/8 Principal – most important or the person in charge of a school The principal point is get here on time! The principal gave the student an award. Principle – belief One principle to live by is be kind to others.
Homonyms 5/9 Eminent – distinguished He was an eminent scholar. Imminent - about to happen The exam period is imminent. Immanent – pervading or existing within The room’s immanent tension made her anxious.
Homonyms 5/10 May be - verb phrase You may be right. Maybe – adjective and means perhaps Maybe you are right.
Homonyms 5/11 Steal – swipe Please don’t steal my food. Steel – alloy The steel blade was very sharp.
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