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Edustation's blog > Homophones - Same Sound, Different Meaning (Part I)

Homophones - Same Sound, Different Meaning (Part I)

Added by Tomasz H. 18 August 2014 in category: English, General tips, Learning tips, Lexicon

See / Sea

See -> to be conscious of what is around you by using your eyes e.g. I can see you!

Sea -> the salty water that covers a large part of the surface of the Earth, or a large area of salty water, smaller than an ocean, that is partly or completely surrounded by land e.g. We went swimming in the sea.

One / Won

One -> the number 1 e.g. She'll be one year old tomorrow.

Won (past tense) -> to achieve first position and/or get a prize in a competition e.g. Which year was it that England won the World Cup?

Their / There

Their -> belonging to them e.g We gave the their jackets.

There -> to, at, or in that place e.g. Put the chair there.

Sight / Site

Sight -> the ability to see e.g. If your sight is poor, don't ride a bike.

Site -> a place where something happened, is happening or will happen e.g. This is the site of the crash.

Wheel /Weal

Wheel -> a circular object connected at the centre to a bar, used for making vehicles or parts of machines move e.g. I lost control of my car when I lost my wheel.

Weal -> a raised mark on the skin caused by being hit or injured e.g. His back is covered with weals. Was he beaten?

Hole / Whole

Hole -> an empty space in an object, usually with an opening to the object's surface e.g. My T-Shirt has a hole in it.

Whole -> complete or not divided e.g. The whole town was destroyed by the earthquake.

Comments: (1)

jaider serna - Aug. 18, 2014, 9:35 p.m.

There is a small mistake in "don't drive a bike." it is "don't ride a bike.".

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