Homonyms and Homophones Class : 7 th English Grammar
1. What are Homonyms ? 2. What are Homophones ? 3. Example of homonyms. 4. Example for Homophones. 5. Difference between Homonyms and Homophones. Overview
Please write your name on the right side of the paper. He threw the ball and it rolled through the mud. Is it fair that the bus fare is so expensive? Yesterday, She read the book with the red cover. Did You notices anything …?? Read the following sentences :
Please write your name on the right side of the paper. He threw the ball and it rolled through the mud. Is it fair that the bus fare is so expensive? Yesterday, She read the book with the red cover. These words have different spelling, different meaning but same pronunciation. Now read the underlined words only..
Words that have the same sounds, but different spellings and different meanings are called “Homophones” DIFFERENT spelling SAME pronunciation DIFFERENT meanings
To / Too / Two TTo : I will go to the store. (Preposition) TToo : Are you in that class too? (also) TTwo :There are two cows standing next to the fence. (number) Each of these words sound alike, but they are spelled differently and have different meanings:
Mail / Male Mail: letters/packages The mail (letter) will arrive on Tuesday. Male: boy/man Male is the opposite of female.
Words that have the exactly the same pronunciation and same spelling but different meanings are called “Homonyms” SAME spelling SAME pronunciation DIFFERENT meanings
Row: use oars to move a boat I had to row the boat for three hours. Row: a line of objects I see a row of wonderful students in front of me. They have the SAME SPELLING, SAME PRONUNCIATION, but DIFFERENT MEANINGS. Row/ Row
Long / Long Long: having great length This building has a very long hallway. I had to wait a long time in the dentist’s office. Long: to desire or yearn greatly I have longed for this moment all of my life. I long for a piece of delicious chocolate.
HomonymsHomophones Pronunciation(Sound) Same Spelling Different Meaning Examples Row; RowMail; Male REVIEW :
HHomonyms: sound alike, spells alike (row/row) HHomophones: sound alike (to/too/two) Another Way To Look At It:
QUIZ are words that have the same pronunciation, same spelling, but different meanings.
are words that have exactly the same sounds, but different spellings and meanings. QUIZ