Homophones pair Examples & List with Meaning No.- 14 & 15

By | April 4, 2019

Homophones in English is a major part of the vocabulary. Considering this we are providing homophones list and homophones with meaning. These homophones examples are really going to help you to learn correct homophones meaning. These are for all levels yet these can be said to be the homophones for kids because these homophones worksheets are like homophones games. So Enjoy these homophones exercises to enrich your vocabulary-

Exercise-14

Directions: In each question below are given two sentences numbered I and II. In these sentences, two homonyms are given in red colour, which may be either misspelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentences. Read both the sentences carefully and decide on their correctness on the basis of the italicized words.

Give answer
(a), if the only sentence I is correct;
(b), if only sentence II is correct;
(c), if both the sentences I and II are correct;
(d), if I as well as II are incorrect, but interchanging the italicised words;
(e), if neither I nor II is correct and the sentence interchanging the italicised words.

1. I. Cannons are used in war.
    II. The Geeta deals with high canons of morality and religion.

2. I. An ordinance declaring the President’s rule in the state has been issued today.
    II. The ordinance depot is situated far away from this city. (NABARD, 1994)

3. I. A painter is an artist.
    II. Raj Kapoor is a skilled artiste.

4. I. You should not interfere in one’s personal affairs.
    II. The personnel of ICS were proud of their positions during the British rule in India.

5. I. It is on account of his extensive social service that people deify him everywhere.
    II. We should not defy the authority of the Government.

6. I. The Government plans to take some sanatory measures in the state.
    II. The sanitary condition of the town is not good.

7. I. You should talk to your boss in a recurrent manner.
    II. Our return Principal is coming.

8. I. This drawer is the depositary of my private letters.
    II. Nowadays it is not wise to be the depository of other’s valuables.

9. I. He was being laughed at, for his antic gesture.
    II. Antique articles are priced much these days.

10. I. This is the best stationary shop in our locality.
      II. I saw a stationery van there.

Answers:-
1. (c) : [Cannon = military tank,
            Canon = rule of conduct]

2. (d) : (Ordinance = enactment;
             Ordnance = military stores]

3. (d) : [Artist = a person skilled in fine arts, such as drawing, poetry etc.;
             Artiste = a person skilled in theatrical arts such as singing, dancing, acting.]

4. (a): The correct word in II should be personnel’.
            [Personal = private;
             Personnel = body of persons employed in a department.]

5. (c) : [Deify = to worship as God;
             Defy = to challenge]

6. (b): The correct word in I should be sanatory.
            [Sanatory = promoting health,
              Sanitary = hygienic]

7. (e): The correct word in I is ‘reverent’ and that in II is ‘reverent’.
           [Reverent = respectful;
           Reverend = respectable]

8. (d): Depository = place where anything is deposited 
           Depositary = one with whom a thing is deposited]

9. (a): The correct word in II should be ‘Antique
           [Antic = odd,
            Antique = old]

10. (d) : [Stationery = a shop selling writing materials,
                Stationary = immobile]

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Exercise-15

Directions: In each question below are given two sentences numbered I and II. In these sentences, two homonyms are given in red colour, which may be either misspelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentences. Read both the sentences carefully and decide on their correctness on the basis of the italicized words.

Give answer
(a), if the only sentence I is correct;
(b), if only sentence II is correct;
(c), if both the sentences I and II are correct;
(d), if I as well as II are incorrect, but interchanging the italicized words;
(e), if neither I nor II is correct and the sentence interchanging the italicized words.

1. I. Mr Khanna died in a railway collision.
   II. Some gentlemen act in collusion with robbers.

2. I. He won the election only because of the support he got from his zealous party workers.
    II. Savita’s friends were jealous of her success in the prestigious competition. (NABARD, 1994)

3. I. His views are opposite to mine.
   II. The speech was Apposite to the occasion.

4. I. It is a naughty problem.
    II. Suresh is a knotty boy.

5. I. He practices what he preaches.
   II. The practise of closing shops on Sundays is quite common.

6. I. I saw a hoarde of nomads.
    II. All Baba found out the hoard of robbers’ gold and jewels.

7. I. During the reign of Gupta rulers, India made tremendous advancements in art and Culture.
   II. He has taken over the reins

of the new government.

8. I. He ought to have persecuted his studies.
   II. Trespassers will be prosecuted.

9. I. I loathe flattery.
   II. He was loth to go with Rahul.

10. I. Some of the African immigrants indulge in smuggling in our country.
     II. Many emmigrants from India have settled in America. (Bank P.O. 1995)

Answers:-
1. (c): [Collision = violent clash;
            Collusion = secret agreement to act unlawfully]

2. (a) : The correct word in II should be ‘jealous’.
            [Zealous = full of zeal;
             Jealous = envious)

3. (a) : The correct word in II should be apposite’.
            (Opposite = contrary;
             Apposite = suitable]

4. (b) : The correct word in I should be ‘knotty.’
             [Naughty = wicked,
              Knotty = difficult to solve)

5. (d) : [Practice = a noun;
             Practise = verb of ‘practice’!

6. (b) : The correct word in I should be ‘horde’.

7. (e): The correct word in I should be ‘reign’ and that in II should be ‘rein’.
           (Reign = rule;
            Rein = rigid control)

8. (c) : (Persecute = to pursue,
             Prosecute = treat cruelly]

9. (c) : [Loathe = dislike,
             Loth/Loath = unwilling]

10. (a): The correct word in II should be ‘migrants’.
             [Emigrant = one who leaves his country to settle in any other country;
              Immigrant = one who enters a country to settle there]

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