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July 7, 2013

Homonym Fun

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Teaching Writing; injoyinc.com/ohjoyWhat is a homonym?

A homonym is a word that has the same sound as another, but different meanings whether spelled the same or not. From the Latin, homo means same and nym means name.

Write and right are homonyms, because they have the same sound, even though they are spelled differently.

Right (the direction) and (correct), are also homonyms. They are spelled and pronounced the same, but have different meanings. Hear Here are sum some more homonyms!

  • bear and bare
  • add and ad
  • two, to and too
  • there and their and they’re
  • where and wear
  • board and bored

Can you think of some more homonyms?

Wednesday writer: injoyinc.com/ohjoyComplete the worksheet for some more homonym fun. Click here to print a homonym fun worksheet, (or right click to open in a new tab to print).

And here’s a fun article for Mom on how marriage and homonyms relate!

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About the Author

Shari
Shari Popejoy, wife of twenty-eight years, mother of three, founder of a local co-op for hundreds of homeschool children, author of seven books, and creator of Won Without Words (a blog of encouragement for wives) lives in the quiet country of the Ozarks where she enjoys writing surrounded by nature (and her children, of course). She is currently completing Volume V of the Livingstone Library, an adventure series for 'smart' kids, which features characters with character, and underlying allegorical spiritual truths. She enjoys high places and the road less traveled, and moments when all is well, and peace permeates like a fragrance. . .oh, and chocolate, fresh fruit and veggies, and early morning sunrises. Read her blog at WonWithoutWords.com.




 
 

 
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