HOMONYMS. Definitions Noun —A word that describes a person, place, or thing. Adjective —A word that describes a noun or a pronoun. Pronoun —A word that replaces a noun. Preposition —A word that shows a relationship between a noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence.
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Noun—A word that describes a person, place, or thing.
Adjective—A word that describes a noun or a pronoun.
Pronoun—A word that replaces a noun.
Preposition—A word that shows a relationship between a noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence.
Verb—A word or words in a sentence that either express action, show a state of being, or link ideas.
Adverb—A word that answers questions about or tells more about a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
Is a word that sounds like another word but has a different spelling and a different meaning.
The English language has many homonyms!
To—(Preposition) Moving toward or showing a relationship.
Andrea went to the football game last Friday night.
To—(Preposition) A word used before a verb.
When Andrea goes to the game, she like to cheer for the Panthers.
After the game, Andrea was too excited to sleep. Her friends were too.
Two—(adjective) a number.
Before the game, Andrea attended the pep fest. It started to two.
Here—in this place.
Hear—to receive a sound through your ears.
WEAK AND WEEK
PIECE AND PEACE
Piece—A part or a section.
Peace—The absence of war; calm.
Whether—A word to introduce two choices.
Weather—The condition of the atmosphere.
WAIST AND WASTE
Waist—The part of the body between the ribs and the hips.
Waste—Trash; to use up carelessly.
BRAKE AND BREAK
Brake—Something that stops or slows motion; the act of stopping or slowing motion.
Break—Separating into pieces; an interruption or a pause.
Past—Of a time gone by; times that have gone by.
Passed—The past tense of the verb pass.
COUNCIL AND COUNSEL
Council—A group that meets to discuss issues or to govern.
Counsel—To give advice.
THROUGH AND THREW
Through—Finished; in and out of.
Threw—Past tense of the verb throw.
Plain—Clear, simple, and not fancy; a flat area of land.
Plane—A flat surface, a woodworking tool used to make a surface flat; to use a tool to make a surface smooth; a shortened version of the word airplane.
PRINCIPAL AND PRINCIPLE
Principal—First in importance; the head of a school; the amount of money on which interest is charged or paid.
Principle—A basic truth or rule.
Right—Correct; sound and healthy; a claim or title; the side opposite the heart and the direction towards that side.
Write—To form characters, letters, or words on a surface; to express or communicate in writing.
PEAR, PAIR, AND PARE
Pear—An edible fruit.
Pair—Two identical, similar, or matching things
Pare—To cut off the outer layer or; to trim as in trimming a tree.
Course—A direction, or path taken; a class in school.
There are hundreds of other homonyms. Come up with a list of five that we have not talked about. Include the definitions.