Grade 5 | English | Homophones, Homophones, Synonym/Antonym, Word Power, Olympiad, CBSE, ICSE, SOF, ITO
Definition: Words which sound the same but have different meanings are called homophones. e.g. Dear and Deer, Pair and Pear etc.
Have a look at the common homophones :
1. ate, eight
ate: Past tense of eating. E.g. I ate an egg in the breakfast yesterday.
eight (8): The number. E.g. I have eight pencils
2. bare, bear
bare: Not covered. E.g. I walked on the sand bare feet.
bear: A wild animal.
3. buy, by, bye
buy: To purchase something
near or next -> My home is by the river.
created or written by -> My favorite book is 'Jungle Book' by Rudyard Kipling.
bye: A shorter way to say 'Goodbye'
4. cell, sell
Prison or small room.
A cell phone
sell: To exchange something for money.
5. dew, do, due
dew: Water droplets that condensed from the air during the night and accumulate on ground, plants and other objects.
do: To do something.
due: final or last date for some work.
6. fairy, ferry
fairy: A mythical or imaginary creature that can perform magic.
ferry: A kind of boat.
7. flour, flower
flour: Powder produced by grinding the grains. It is used for making chapatis and bread.
flower: The part of plant that is brightly colored.
8. knight, night
knight: A mounted soldier.
night: Period for which there is no sunlight and its dark everywhere. People sleep at night.
9. mail, male
mail: A letter.
male: something masculine.
10. marry, merry
marry: Two people have a wedding.
11. pair, pear
pair: A set of two things that go together.
pear: A fruit
12. sight, site
sight: sense of seeing or looking.
13. steel, steal
steel: Hard and durable metallic material.
steal: To take something without permission and without the intention of giving it back.
14. week, weak
week: A period of seven days.
weak: Low in physical strength and energy.