Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Homophone - Homonym - Homograph




Homonym /noun [C]



a word that sounds the same or is spelled the same as another word but has a different meaning: e.g.,


‘Bow’ (= bend at the waist) and ‘bow’ (= weapon) are also homonyms.
RIGHT- RIGHT
LEFT - LEFT
NAIL - NAIL
BOARD - BOARD
WELL - WELL
BEAR - BEAR
LIGHT - LIGHT
MIND - MIND
BAT - BAT
SEAL - SEAL
BOOK - BOOK
BALL - BALL
LETTER - LETTER
WORD - WORD
SENTENCE - SENTENCE

1. The BAT cannot use the BAT and ball.
2. We can use our NAILS to pick the NAILS.
3. That was a RIGHT dicision to turn the knob to the RIGHT.
4. She turned LEFT and then LEFT her bag there in the corner.
5. No one feels WELL when one falls into a WELL.
6. I cannot BEAR the weight of that huge BEAR.

Homograph / noun [C]

a word which is spelled the same as another word and might be pronounced the same or differently, but which has a different meaning:
e.g.,


‘Bow’ meaning the front of a ship, ‘bow’ meaning a loop made in a string or ribbon and ‘bow’ meaning a device used to shoot arrows are all homographs.
PRODUCE - PRODUCE
PRODUCT - PRODUCT
WIND - WIND
MINUTE - MINUTE

Homophone /noun [C]

a word which is pronounced the same as another word but has a different meaning or a different spelling or both:
e.g., ‘so’ and ‘sew’ are homophones.
Write - Rite Wright - Right
Sea - See
Two - Too
Weak - Week
Ear - Year
Here - Hear
Dose - Doze
Sell - Cell
Storey - Story
Hare - Hair
Pray - Prey
Meat - Meet
I - Eye
Principle - Principal
Sight - Cite
Weigh - Way
Steel - Steal
Son - Sun
Nail - Nile
Mind - Mined
Sent - Scent
Sail - Sale
Site - Sight
etc.
(Please do refer a good dictionary for the meanings of the words given here.)

FOR MORE DETAILS PLEASE DO REFER


"Applied English Course"


A Handbook of Spoken and Written English
(10th Edtion, 17th Print)

by/- Bedre Manjunath



"Spoken English"
Bedre's Multi-Media Approach
(2ndEdtion)
by/- Bedre Manjunath


Pub.: Navakarnataka Publications, Embassy Centre, Cresent Road, Bangalore - 560 001






Price: Rs.165/-


Bedre N. Manjunath M.A.,
Transmission Executive, All India Radio F.M.
CHITRADURGA - 577 501, KARNATAKA
Ph: 94485-89089

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