Homonyms Week 8. What is a homonym?. Words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently OR Words that are pronounced the same but spelled differently. I KNEW that I would need a NEW coat this winter. KNEW is the past tense of the verb KNOW.
* I knew I would do well on my homonym test!
* Sally knew all the lyrics to Justin Bieber.
* I love my new MINI Cooper.
* We welcomed the new student into the class.
MEMORY TIP: If you remember that KNOWLEDGE is spelled with a K, then you can see that the root word is KNOW! Today I KNOW, yesterday I KNEW.
Memory Trick: Technically these are not homonyms because THAN is supposed to be pronounced with a short “a” sound. And THEN rhymes with WHEN—so the definition rhymes with the “e” spelling.
MEMORY TRICK: Each WEEK at school I get an Excellent Education!
Memory Trick: The WITCH cast a spell that made me ITCH!