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Homophones, homonyms, & homographs. What they are and how to use them correctly. Homonym. Homonym comes form the Greek word; “homo” meaning “same” and “ onym ” meaning “name” Homonyms are two words with same spelling or same pronunciation but have different meanings.

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Homophones homonyms homographs

Homophones, homonyms, & homographs

What they are and how to use them correctly.


Homonym

Homonym

  • Homonym comes form the Greek word; “homo” meaning “same” and “onym” meaning “name”

  • Homonyms are two words with same spelling or same pronunciation but have different meanings.

  • There are different homonyms:

    • Homophones

    • Homographs

    • Heteronym/heterophone


Homophones

homophones

  • Homophones :

    • Homonyms with same pronunciation but different meaning and may or may not be spelled the same

    • Examples:

      • Two(noun)= #2

      • to( preposition)= direction, destination or position,

      • too( adverb)=extremely

      • Bare (adjective)=not covered

      • Bear (noun)-furry animal

      • Write and right

      • desert and dessert


Homographs

homographs

  • Homographs:

    • Homonyms with same spelling but different meaning and may not have the same pronunciation.

    • Examples:

      • Present (gift) and present(to introduce) or present(today)

      • Close(near by) close(shut the door)

      • object (a thing) object(say no)

      • Lives(cats have 9 lives) and lives (I live)


Heteronyms

Heteronyms

  • Heteronyms:

    • Homonym is a type of homograph and has the same spelling but different pronunciation.

      Example:

    • close (near by)

    • close (shut)

    • Convict (to find guilty)

    • convict (a prisoner)

    • Produce (vegetables)

    • Produce (bring forward)


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Works cited references

Works cited references

  • http://www.dailywritingtips.com/homonyms-homophones-homographs-and-heteronyms

  • http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/346968/a_list_of_common_homophones.html

  • http://www.rinkworks.com/words/heteronyms.shtml

  • http://www.sie.arizona.edu/sysengr/laugh/homograph.html

  • http://www.quia.com/cb/8285.html


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