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Homonyms and Homophones Class : 7 th English Grammar.

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2 Homonyms and Homophones Class : 7 th English Grammar

3 1. What are Homonyms ? 2. What are Homophones ? 3. Example of homonyms. 4. Example for Homophones. 5. Difference between Homonyms and Homophones. Overview

4  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 :

5  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..

6 Words that have the same sounds, but different spellings and different meanings are called “Homophones”  DIFFERENT spelling  SAME pronunciation  DIFFERENT meanings

7 To / Too / Two TTo : I will go to the store. (Preposition) TToo : Are you in that class too? (also) TTwo :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:

8 Can you think of another example?

9 Mail / Male  Mail: letters/packages The mail (letter) will arrive on Tuesday.  Male: boy/man Male is the opposite of female.

10 Words that have the exactly the same pronunciation and same spelling but different meanings are called “Homonyms”  SAME spelling  SAME pronunciation  DIFFERENT meanings

11 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

12 Can you think of another example?

13 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.

14 HomonymsHomophones Pronunciation(Sound) Same Spelling Different Meaning Examples Row; RowMail; Male REVIEW :

15 HHomonyms: sound alike, spells alike (row/row) HHomophones: sound alike (to/too/two) Another Way To Look At It:

16 QUIZ are words that have the same pronunciation, same spelling, but different meanings.

17  are words that have exactly the same sounds, but different spellings and meanings. QUIZ

18  To, Too, and Two are examples of QUIZ

19  Mail and male are examples of QUIZ

20  Row and Row are examples of QUIZ

21  Long and Long are examples of QUIZ

22  Colonel and Kernel are examples of QUIZ

23 Made by Jyoti Chauhan Ref: Content used from English Grammar book.


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