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Homonyms

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Jeremy Collins

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Transcript of Homonyms

Homonyms
What Are Homonyms
-
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
homonym
. If the word sounded the same, but was spelled different, it's a
homophone
. Last, if it possibly sounded the same, and was spelled the same, it's a
homograph
-
Homonym
is made up of two words: "homo" meaning the same, and "nym" meaning word. Naturally, both together making a combined meaning of "same words"
Homonym Words
peace- calm
piece-segment

peak- highest point
peek- glance

principal- most important
principle- belief
Homophone Examples
He would
accept
money from anyone.

We choose to go along with that opinion,
except
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
cannot occur
- 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
-
Homophone
possesses the same qualities except with "phone" referring to sound.

rain- water from the sky
rein- bridle
What Are Homophones and Homographs?
-
Homophones
are words that sound the same, but are spelled differently
-
Homographs
are words that are spelled the same, but possibly have the same or different sounds
-
Both
have different meanings
-
Both
are categorized in homonym
-
Homograph
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)
Homograph examples
I shed a
tear
yesterday, because of you.

"Wow, she just had to
tear
my shirt apart in front of these people."
T
he king sat on the newly built
altar
.

The subordinates discussed how to
alter
the design.
There were
two
options for that man, he took the first.

I went
to
bed right after school.
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