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Homonyms and Homophones. Class : 7 th English Grammar. Overview. What are Homonyms ? What are Homophones ? Example of homonyms. Example for Homophones. Difference between Homonyms and Homophones. Read the following sentences :. Please write your name on the right side of the paper.

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Homonyms and homophones

Homonyms and Homophones

Class : 7th

English Grammar


Overview

Overview

  • What are Homonyms ?

  • What are Homophones ?

  • Example of homonyms.

  • Example for Homophones.

  • Difference between Homonyms and Homophones.


Read the following sentences

Read the following sentences :

  • Please write your name on the right side of the paper.

  • He threw the ball and it rolled through the mud. 

  • Is it fair that the bus fare is so expensive? 

  • Yesterday, She read the book with the red cover.

Did You notices anything …??


Now read the underlined words only

Now read the underlined words only..

  • Please write your name on the right side of the paper.

  • He threw the ball and it rolled through the mud. 

  • Is it fair that the bus fare is so expensive? 

  • Yesterday, She read the book with the red cover.

These words have different spelling, different meaning but same pronunciation.


Homophones

Homophones

Words that have the same sounds, but different spellings and different meanings are called “Homophones”

  • DIFFERENT spelling

  • SAME pronunciation

  • DIFFERENT meanings


For example

For example:

To / Too / Two

  • To: I will go to the store. (Preposition)

  • Too: Are you in that class too? (also)

  • Two:There are two cows standing next to the fence. (number)

Each of these words sound alike, but they are spelled differently and have different meanings:


Homonyms and homophones

Can you think of another example?


Homonyms and homophones

Mail / Male

  • Mail: letters/packages

    The mail (letter) will arrive on Tuesday.

  • Male: boy/man

    Male is the opposite of female.


Homonyms and homophones

Homonyms

Words that have the exactly the same pronunciation and same spelling but different meanings are called “Homonyms”

  • SAME spelling

  • SAME pronunciation

  • DIFFERENT meanings


Homonyms and homophones

Row/ Row

For example:

Row: use oars to move a boat

  • I had to row the boat for three hours.

  • Row: a line of objects

    • I see a row of wonderful students in front of me.

  • They have the SAME SPELLING, SAME PRONUNCIATION, but DIFFERENT MEANINGS.


    Homonyms and homophones

    Can you think of another example?


    Homonyms and homophones

    Long / Long

    • Long: having great length

      • This building has a very long hallway.

      • I had to wait a long time in the dentist’s office.

    • Long: to desire or yearn greatly

      • I have longed for this moment all of my life.

      • I long for a piece of delicious chocolate.


    Review

    REVIEW :


    Another way to look at it

    Another Way To Look At It:

    • Homonyms: sound alike, spells alike (row/row)

    • Homophones: sound alike (to/too/two)


    Homonyms and homophones

    QUIZ

    • Homonyms

    • are words that have the same pronunciation, same spelling, but different meanings.


    Homonyms and homophones

    QUIZ

    • are words that have exactly the same sounds, but different spellings and meanings.

    • Homophones-


    Homonyms and homophones

    QUIZ

    • To, Too, and Two are examples of

    Homophones


    Homonyms and homophones

    QUIZ

    • Mail and male are examples of

    Homophones


    Homonyms and homophones

    QUIZ

    • Row and Row are examples of

    Homonyms


    Homonyms and homophones

    QUIZ

    • Long and Long are examples of

    Homonyms


    Homonyms and homophones

    QUIZ

    • Colonel and Kernel are examples of

    Homophones


    Homonyms and homophones

    Thank You☺☺

    Made by Jyoti Chauhan

    Ref: Content used from English Grammar book.


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