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Homophones

Homophones are words that have the same sound but have a different meaning, and are very frequently spelt differently too. It’s important to be aware of these words as they confuse students and thus, usually are the reason why people make mistakes when spelling a word or misunderstand something.

Some examples of homophones are:

bite and byte which both sound exactly the same /baɪt/

whine and wine /waɪn/

Here’s a quiz with over twenty homophones for some practice on these confusing words.

Created by blogdeserena

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HOMOPHONES 1

Do these words have the same sound?

Quiz by Serena

The words in bold sound the same.

Continue on a clear path up the hillside to reach a stile on the ridge..

This suit is a steal at $80.

The words in bold sound the same.

Those old movies still slay me!

Alternatives to skiing include a leisure pool, curling and skating on the nearby lake, indoor tennis and sleigh rides.

The words in bold sound the same.

He refused to let his army enter and loot the city.

Here too he started to write hymns which he would sing to his own accompaniment on a lute.

The words in bold sound the same.

Motorist regulary flout the law.

He plays the flute beautifully.

The words in bold sound the same.

The main reason for living in Spain is the weather.

She tossed back her mane of chestnut hair.

The words in bold sound the same.

Church leaders shouldn't meddle in politics.

She won a gold medal at the last Olympics.

The words in bold sound the same.

Comus is a masque in which a young lady's chastity is tried and not vanquished.

Her sarcasm is a mask for her insecurity.

The words in bold sound the same.

Republicans have complained that Democrats are using Social Security scare tactics to incite seniors groups.

The article gives us a real insight into the causes of the present economic crisis.

The words in bold sound the same.

Ezra waited for the doe to open its eyes and look at him.

Mix lemon juice and milk; stir into flour mixture until dough leaves side of bowl and forms a ball.

The words in bold sound the same.

Ezra waited for the doe to open its eyes and look at him.

The city, drab and dour by day, is transformed at night.

The words in bold sound the same.

The judge asked counsel for the defence to explain.

He sent a letter to the council to complain about the noise.

The words in bold sound the same.

The judge asked counsel for the defence to explain.

You'll have to cancel all your plans.

The words in bold sound the same.

He was cited for bravery.

The blind parents of sighted children.

The words in bold sound the same.

A cold draught of air blew in from the open window.

This is only the first draft of my speech.

The words in bold sound the same.

She usually wears her hair loose.

During situations such as these, people lose their jobs by the thousands.

The words in bold sound the same.

Jenny looked as though she'd been crying, and there was a nasty bruise on her cheek.

In the days when most types of beer were dark, wheat brews were seen as being relatively pale and often cloudy.

The words in bold sound the same.

He woke up with a foul taste in his mouth.

Fish, fowl and meat, most with a decidedly Southwestern treatment, are represented on the menu.

The words in bold sound the same.

The first phase of renovations should be finished by January.

She quickly washed her face.

The words in bold sound the same.

She watched him raise one hand to rub the nape of his neck, then flex his shoulder muscles.

Only a few flecks of gray could be seen in his full head of hair.

The words in bold have the same sound.

The actual number of human genes is still in dispute.

Her hair looked dishevelled, as did the sweatshirt and jeans she was wearing.

These words have the  same sound.

The company was fined £20 000 for breaching safety regulations.

I can't find the keys.

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