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Transcript of Homonyms
What Are Homonyms
are words that sound the same, and are possibly spelled the same, but have different meanings
Distinguishing Homonym, Homophone, and Homograph
-To differentiate them, if the word had sound the same, and been possibly spelled the same, it's a
. If the word sounded the same, but was spelled different, it's a
. Last, if it possibly sounded the same, and was spelled the same, it's a
is made up of two words: "homo" meaning the same, and "nym" meaning word. Naturally, both together making a combined meaning of "same words"
peak- highest point
principal- most important
money from anyone.
We choose to go along with that opinion,
if in an argument
-The reason for studying these are to eliminate confusion. The main thing to note is that homonyms can be both homophone and homograph,
but vice versa
- An example of a homonym would be rock, which contains two different meanings: one being the hard physical stone, and the other a genre of music
-An example of a homophone would be there and their: there referring to a place or location, and their referring to specified individuals
Breaking Down Homonym, Homophone, and Homograph
possesses the same qualities except with "phone" referring to sound.
rain- water from the sky
What Are Homophones and Homographs?
are words that sound the same, but are spelled differently
are words that are spelled the same, but possibly have the same or different sounds
have different meanings
are categorized in homonym
also possesses the same qualities, except with "graph" referring to appearance
- An example of a homograph is tear, which has two different meanings, and different pronunciations,. One being tear (in the eye), and tear (rip)
I shed a
yesterday, because of you.
"Wow, she just had to
my shirt apart in front of these people."
he king sat on the newly built
The subordinates discussed how to
options for that man, he took the first.
bed right after school.