Unit 7.1


Homophones

INTRODUCTION

Homophones are words that sound the same (are prounounced in the same way) but have a different meaning.

FORM

Homophones are often spelt differently.

EXAMPLE

There are tons of homophones in English. Here are some examples:

Phonetic transcriptionhomophones
/wʌn/one, won
/tuː/two, to, two
/fɔː/four, for
/eɪt/eight, ate
/jɔ:/you’re, your
/ðeə/they’re, their, there
/peə/pear, pair
/flaʊə/flour, flower

USE

Words that are homophones are a part of the language. In spoken language we know which word someone uses from the context.

EXTENSION

Homophones are words that sound the same (are prounounced in the same way) but have a different meaning.

License

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