Coleman 2011 Homonyms Week 10
What is a homonym? • Words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently OR • Words that are pronounced the same but spelled differently
I SENT Mr. Cooper to the store with 50 CENTS to buy flowers with a fresh SCENT. • CENT-1 penny • One cent doesn’t buy much anymore. • SENT-past tense of send • Sheila sent me her email address. • SCENT-good smell • The scent of the flowers is delightful. MEMORY TIP: CENT with a “c” is one Coin. Replace the “d” in SEND to make it SENT.
I KNOW that you have NO pencils, but I’ll ask for one anyway. • KNOW-to recognize or understand • I know the answer to the question. • NO-the opposite of yes • No, I do not like your blue hair. Memory Trick: KNOW with a “k” is the root word of “Knowledge”
I PASSED my history test; I love learning about the PAST. • PASSED-past tense of pass VERB • Everyone passed the apostrophe test. • Cutler passed the ball to Forte. • PAST-NOUN, ADJECTIVE, PREPOSITON • NOUN: I don’t like to dwell in the past. • PREPOSITION: The dog walked past the cat. • ADJECTIVE: His past crimes did not bother me.
I wrote about a wedding instead of a funeral– I need to WRITE about the RIGHT RITE!! • RIGHT-opposite of left; OR correct, proper • Please turn right at the corner. • That is the right answer. • RITE-ritual or ceremonial act • A rite of passage is a ceremony that celebrates becoming an adult. • WRITE-to record in print • I need to write an essay for homework.