Homophones | Words That Usually Confuse | Homonyms |

Homophones | Words That Usually Confuse | Homonyms |

 

Q. What are Homophones?

Ans. Homophones are the words that have the same pronunciation but they differ in meaning with each other.

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Homophones Meaning

Examples

1 Right

Write

Right means trueWrite means to make words, letters etc.  

You were right in your guess.

Can you write your name on the piece of paper?

2 Meat

Meet

 

Meet means to interact in some way

Meat is the flesh of an animal

 

They meet Aradhya daily in their dance class.

She does not eat any meat.

3 Flour

Flower

 

Flour is fine powder of grains.

Flower is a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms.

 

Would you mind mixing the flour with two eggs?

There are many types of flowers available in my garden.

4 Course

Coarse

 

Course means series of lessons.

Coarse means rough.

My outfit was made of coarse fabric.

I have decided to enroll on computer course .

5 Cereal

 

Serial

Cereal is a type of grain.

 

Serial means sequential

He gave me a bowl of cereals.

They wrote serial numbers on the topics.

6 Cite

 

Site

Cite means to mention something

Site is a piece of land

She cited a passage from president’s speech.

I have visited the construction site .

7  

Buy

 

By

 

Buy  means to get something by paying money

By means beside, very near

 

I bought a coffee for my Mother from the café.

 

I knew that she would come and sit by me

8 Break

Brake

 

Break means to crack

Brake is a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle

 

She broke her neck.

I immediately applied the brake when he fell before my bike.

 

9

 

Seller

Cellar

 

Seller means a vendor

Cellar is a closed space used for storage

 

Alia is a book seller.

She went to the cellar in order to dilute the beer.

10 Bored

Board

Bored is one who feels tired mentally

Board is a thin piece of wood.

 

Men in the shopping complex usually get bored with their wives.

I have written something on the whiteboard.

11 Allowed

Aloud

Allowed means one who is  granted permission

Aloud mean loudly

 

I allowed him to go there with his teacher

She read the entire paragraph aloud.

 

12 Altar

Alter

 

Altar is a religious structure or place on which gifts to a god are made

Alter- to make changes

The bride approached the altar.

We have altered our plans for the upcoming vacations.

13 Ail

Aisle

 

Ail means to be unwell

Aisle is a long narrow passage

 

Our planet is ailing.

It was extremely difficult to go through the aisle in the plane.

14  

Air

 

Heir

 

 

Air is mixture of gases

Heir is one who receives an ancestral property

 

I can breathe the fresh air.

He is lawful heir of his mother’s property.

15 Alms

 

Arms

 

Alms is money contributed to the poor

Arms are body part or weapons considered collectively

He was given alms by the rich.

Her arms are long .

16 Vein

 

Vain

Veins are tubes which carry blood in the body

Vain means fruitless

Align your finger in the direction of veins.

All the efforts of the government to go in vain.

17  

 

Bald

 

Bold

 

 

Bald means lacking hair on all or most of the scalp

Bold means fearless and daring

 

 

I hope i don’t go bald like my father.

She is as bold as her father.

18  

Birth

 

Berth

 

Birth is a process of being born

Berth is a place for sleeping in the train or ship

 

The baby weighted 3 kilos at the time of its birth.

We were allotted upper berths by railways for our journey.

19 Bridal

 

Bridle

 

Bridal is Related to bride

Bridle is a strap put on animal’s head for controlling.

 

She paid twenty-thousands only for her bridal make-up.

I bought a new bridle for my horse Trio.

20 Chili

 

Chilly

 

Chili is a very hot and finely tapering pepper

Chilly means too cold to be comfortable

Give me a packet of chilly powder.

It’s usually a chilly morning especially in winters.

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21 Earn

 

Urn

Earn means to get money by working

Urn is a kind of special container

I have earned my own respect.

Ode to a Grecian Urn is one of my favourite poems.

22 File

 

Phial

File is a device for storing papers

Phial is a small cylindrical bottles

Your file was locked.

A phial  of  blood  is broken

23 Find

 

Fined

 

Find- to discover something

Fined- clarify

 

I will help you find out him as soon as possible.

He was fined for driving rashly.

24 Hart

 

Heart

Hart is an adult male deer

Heart is a body’s organ

Only few people have seen hart in this area.

She is a patient of heart .

25 Hymn

 

Him

 

Him is a pronoun of male

Hymn is a religious songs

 

I like to listen to Hindus’ hymns.

They often  praised him

26 Hoard

 

Horde

Hoard means to save up for future use

Horde means crowd

People hoarded a lot of grocery due to corona.

We were beset by a horde of street vendors .

27 Holy

 

Wholly

Holy means belonging to divine power

Wholly means completely

My grandmother is a very holy woman

We can’t please everyone wholly.

28 Incite

 

Insight

Incite means to encourage somebody

Clear perception of a situation

He was accused of inciting the crowd.

He had an insight into human nature.

29 Loan

 

Lone

Loan is a lent money

Lone means  alone

I borrowed a lot of money from the bank.

I am a lone swimmer of this pool.

30 Won

 

One

Won is the second form of Win

One is a cardinal number

I won that match by ten points.

I got one out of three stars.

31 Which

 

Witch

Which is an interrogative word

Witch means female wizard

 

Cars whivh unleaded pollution are better.

Ram started talking about witches .

32 Where

 

Wear

Where means what place or position

Wear means to be dressed in

We came to a village where we stopped for lunch

I like to wear skirts in parties.

33 Weather

 

Whether

Weather is the atmospheric condition

Whether is a conjunction

 

We are hoping for good weather tomorrow.

Ram didn’t know whether Shalu would come or not.

34 Weak

 

Week

Weak means that is not strong

Week is a period of 7 days

He is very weak at studies.

There is no chance of meeting him next week.

35 Waist

 

Waste

Waist- the narrowest part of the body

Waste means of no importance.

Waist of Ram is 32 inches.

He wasted four sheets in the godown.

36 Too

 

Two

 

Too means in addition to

Two is cardinal number

 

Red is my favourite color but I like blue, too .

I have two cycles of the same colour.

37 Tail

 

Tale

 

Tail is the end part of animals.

Tale is event’s stories  which is untrue.

 

His dog has the longest tail.

I like to read fairy tales when I am free.

38 Sun

 

Son

Sun is the biggest star

Son is a male child

Don’t sit in the sun for too long.

He loves his youngest son a lot.

39 Steal

Steel

Steal  means to take away secretly

Steel is an alloy of iron

He has stolen money from my bag

Rust has corroded steel rails

40 Stair

 

Stare

Stair means step(s)

Stare means to look fixedly

I took stairs instead of elevators

We just sat and stared at each other.

 

41 Some

 

Sum

Some means a certain amount

Sum means total amount

I still have some money

The sum of one and two is three

42 Sole

 

Soul

Sole means single

Soul means spiritual boy

He is a sole trader of clothing.

My her soul rest in peace.

43 Soar

 

Sore

Soar means to rise very fast

Sore means painful

BSE stocks got soared yesterday.

She rubbed my sore spot.

44 Sea

 

See

Sea means area of salt water

See means to look

She likes to visit sea shores.

I don’t want to see him again.

45 Scene

 

Seen

Scene is the place where something happened

Seen is the past participle of see

The best scene of that movie was robbery in bank.

I have seen your document .

47 Plain

 

Plane

Plain means simple

Plane is an aircraft

She bought a plain blue suit.

The flight was delayed due to trouble with the plane.

48 Peak

 

Peek

 

Peak means top

 

Peek means to look into secretly

 

She was standing taller at the peak of her career.

Why don’t you peek into the him.

49 Peace

 

Piece

Peace means a stress free situation

Piece means one of the parts

I had peace in my life instead of money .

Can you cut this cloth into three pieces.

50 Nun

 

None

Nun means a religious woman

None meant not any

Nuns have a typical schedule for whole day.

None of them listened to orders.

51 Mask

 

Masque

Mask means covering of face.

Mask is a literal form of entertainment.

I masked my face during my visit to mall.

They performed masque dance in farewell.

52 Mail

 

Male

Mail means collection and sending of letter

Male means man

 

She mailed date sheet to us before the exam.

Women have no rights in this male dominating world.

53 Made

 

Maid

Made is the second form of make

Maid  means a woman slave

She made masks in lockdown.

A maid is waiting for her husband.

54 Lessen

 

Lesson

Lessen means to reduce

Lesson means learning sessions

The medicine will lessen your pain

I want extra lessons of this theory

55 Knot

 

Not

Knot means to tie

Not means to deny

 

They will knot into unbreakable bond forever.

Do not come here until permitted.

56 Knight

 

Night

Knight means a person trained to arms and chivalry.

Night is the part of the day

You were my knight in shining armor.

 

I usually don’t travel at night.

57 Knead

 

Need

Knead means conversion into dough.

Need means necessity

It is not very easy to knead the dough.

What I need is peace only.

58 Idle

 

Idol

Idle means free and lazy

Idol – person whom you admire

She can not bear to be an idle.

He was the idol of the school.

59 Die

 

Dye

Die means to end one’s life

Dye means a substance of colouring

They both died at the age of 64.

Why don’t you dye your white hair?

60 Heal

 

Heel

Heal means to provide a cure for

Heel is the bottom of a boot or shoe.

Dr. Sadao healed the wound of the American.

She was wearing heels to look taller than him.

 

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