Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Homonyms, Homographs, and Homophones

Homograph - is a word that has the same spelling as another word but has a different sound and a different meaning. For example –

lead = to go in front of
lead =  a metal
bass = low, deep sound
bass = a type of fish

Homophones - are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. For example - ate/eight, be/bee, blew/blue, buy/by/bye, hear/here, hour/our etc.

Homonyms - are words that share the same spelling and the same pronunciation but have different meanings. For example -

A bear (the animal) can bear (tolerate) very cold temperatures.

The driver turned left (opposite of right) and left (departed from) the main road.

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