Presentation on theme: "M ULTIPLE M EANING W ORDS. H OMONYMS Words that have the same spelling and pronunciation, but have different meanings Examples: leaves: The children love."— Presentation transcript:
M ULTIPLE M EANING W ORDS
H OMONYMS Words that have the same spelling and pronunciation, but have different meanings Examples: leaves: The children love to play in the leaves./They do not like when their father leaves for work. net: What was your net gain for the year?/Crabbing is easier if you bring a net along. point: The pencil has a sharp point./It is not polite to point at people. right: You were right./Make a right turn at the light. rose: My favorite flower is a rose./He quickly rose from his seat. type: He can type over 100 words per minute./That dress is really not her type.
H OMOPHONES Words that have the same pronunciation, but different spellings and meanings Examples: alter/altar ate/eight band/banned blew/blue boar/bore buy/bye/by canon/cannon coarse/course fair/fare foul/fowl
H OMOGRAPHS Words that are spelled the same, but have different pronunciations and meanings. sewer: The rats crept through the sewer./She is a fine sewer. wound: They wound up the toy as soon as they got it./She received a wound from the punch. does: He does his homework every night./There were many does in the forest. wind: The wind swept up the leaves./Wind the clock up before you go to bed