Homophones pair Examples & List with Meaning No.- 16 & 17

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-16

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 interch anging the italicized words.

1. I. Raju is an ingenious worker.
   II. He made an ingenuous confession of his fault.

2. I. An over-doze of this medicine might be harmful to you.
    II. You are not allowed to dose in the class.

3. I. A vote of censure was passed against the President.
    II. Before release, every film is sent to the censor office for a recommendation.

4. I. Despite all our efforts, success remained illusive.
    II. His manners are Elusive.

5. I. His dismissal is a foregone conclusion.
    II. I cannot forgo my claim.

6. I. Deepak did not get involved in the scandal on account of his friend’s wise counsel.
    II. Some of the members of the council walked out in protest during the session.  (NABARD,1994)

7. I. There is great affection between the two brothers.
    II. Her modesty is a mere affectation.

8. I. We look for the date and day in a calendar.
    II. Sheet rubber is made by passing rubber through calendars.

9. I. Sudden lightning and the rumble of thunder frightened the baby.
    II. Mercury lamps are used for lighting the roads.

10. I. Painting is done on canvass.
      II. He was canvassing for votes.

Answers:-

1. (c) : [Ingenious = skilful,
             Ingenuous = frank]

2. (d): The correct word in I should be ‘dose’ and that in II should be ‘doze’
           [Dose = quantity of medicine to be taken at a time,
            Doze =to slumber for short periods]

3. (b): The correct word in I should be ‘censure’.
            [Censure = no-confidence;
             Censor = official who examines plays, films, books etc.]

4. (a): The correct word in II should be ‘Elusive’.
            Elusive = difficult to grasp,
             Illusive = deceptive]

5. (c) : [Forego = to proceed,
             Forgo = to give up]

6. (e): The correct word in I should be ‘counsel’ and that in II should be ‘council’.
            [Counsel = opinion;
             Council = assembly]

7. (c) : [Affection = love;
             Affectation = pretence]

8. (b): The correct word in I should be ‘calendar’.
            [Calendar = a roller-machine]

9. (e): The correct word in I should be ‘lightning’ and that in II should be lighting’.
            [Lightning = electric discharge from clouds  
             Lighting = providing light,
             Lightning = making less heavy)

10. (d) : (Canvas = a tough cloth,
                Canvass = to propagate]

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Exercise-17

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. The tragic tale narrated by the old man affected all the children.
    II. The humane attitude of the new manager effect a profound change in labour relations. (NABARD, 1994)

2. I. Ghosts are not corporeal beings.
    II. Saints care little for corporal affairs.

3. I. A volcanic eruption engulfed the entire city.
    II. Alexander’s irruption is a memorable event in Indian history.

4. I. He is respected for his piety.
    II. Have pity on the poor.

5. I. He is unapt up in pleasurable contemplation.
    II. I listened to her attention.

6. I. I think this electric metre is faulty.
    II. I require two meters of cloth for this purpose. (Bank P.O. 1995)

7. I. Plane living and high thinking should Be our motto.
    II. Men in the plains are generally less hardy than the hillmen.

8. I. His manners are urban.
    II. People of the urbane area are civil in manners.

9. I. Quinine is efficacious physic for the cure of malaria.

    II. He is a man of strong physique.

10. I. Living organisms tend to have an inbuilt system to adapt to a changing environment.
      II. He is an adept criminal.

Answers:-
1. (a): The correct word in II should be ‘effected’.
            [effect = result,
             affect = to influence]

2. (a) : The correct word in II should also be ‘corporeal’.
            [Corporal = bodily;
             Corporeal = having a body or material!
             e.g. Corporal punishment is not justified.

3. (e): The correct word in I should be ‘eruption’ and that in II should be ‘irruption’.
             [Eruption = sudden outbreak,
             irruption = invasion]

4. (b) : The correct word in I should be piety.
             [Pity = compassion;
              piety = piousness]

5. (c) : (Wrapt = lost in something,
             Rapt = enraptured)

6. (d) : [Meter = a measuring apparatus,
              Metre = unit of length]

7. (b) : The correct word in I should be ‘Plain’.
             [Plain = clear, level;
             Plane = level surface]
            e.g. Only one circle can be drawn through three points on the same plane.

8. (d) : [Urbane = courteous;
              Urban = pertaining to city]

9. (a): The correct word in II should be ‘Physique’.
             [Physic = medicine;
              Physique = bodily structure]

10. (e): The correct word in I should be ‘adapt’ and that in II should be ‘adept’.
               [Adapt = change accordingly;
               adept = skilled;
               adopt = to take recourse to]
              e.g. Do not adopt foul means to earn money.

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