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Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Words that have the same pronunciation but different meanings are called homophones [hom-uh-fohnz].  The words can be spelled the same or they can be spelled differently, as long as they are pronounced the same.  Here are a few examples:

I stepped on the brake when the squirrel
ran in front of the car.
Let's take a break from our work!

My pencil lead keeps breaking.
He led us through the building.

The fresh air was invigorating.
Did you know she was heir to the throne?

I was the sole person there.
When I ran through the yard barefoot,
I hurt my sole on a rock.

Can you think of other common (or uncommon!) homophones?

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