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-
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.
(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. He did not accede to my request.
II. Don’t exceed the limits.
2. I. Order for ten bails of cotton.
II. He was released on the bale.
3. I. He broke my cycle Carrier yesterday.
II. A slight carelessness on your part can spoil your career.
4. I. The tenor of his speech clear.
II. His tenure of office is drawing to a close.
5. I. Archana bought the expensive costume to complement her wardrobe for the beauty
II. When James remarked that she looked gorgeous, Jane thanked him for the compliment contest.
6. I. Don’t merge your hand in hot water.
II. A dolphin emerged out of the ocean.
7. I. He waved his sword in the air.
II. I waive my claim in your favour.
8. I. This dress does not suit you.
II. He filed a civil suite against Mr Arora.
9. I. The white colour in our National Hag is a symbol of purity of thought.
II. The folk singers sang to the accompaniment of the cymbol.
10. I. He drank a draut of wine.
II. Crops failed due to drought. (Bank P.O. 1995)
1. (b): The correct word in I should be ‘accede’.
[Accede = agree;
Exceed = surpass]
2. (d) : [Bale = bundle; Bail = security]
3. (b): The correct word in I should be ‘carrier’.
[Carrier = that which carries,
Career = progress through life]
4. (e): The correct word in I should be ‘tenor’ and that in II should be ‘tenure’.
[Tenor = general meaning,
Tenure = duration of holding office]
5. (c) : [Complement = that which completes,
Compliment = greetings]
6. (b): The correct word in I should be ‘immerse’.
[Immerge/Immerse = to dip into;
Emerge = to come out)
7. (d): The correct word in I should be `waved’ and that in II should be ‘waive’.
[wave = brandish;
waive = give up]
8. (a): The correct word in II should be ‘suit’.
[Suit = case, to fit;
Suite = attendants or followers of a person]
e.g. The prince and his suite took shelter in a cave.
9. (a): The correct word in II should be ‘Cymbal.’
[Symbol = sign;
Cymbal = musical instrument)
10. (e): The correct word in I should be `draught’ and that in II should be ‘drought’.
(Draught = act of swallowing without taking the breath, Drought = want of rain]