Homophones

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  • Q1

    Fill in the blank with a suitable homophone.

    The mayor and his top _____ are talented people who do their best.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    aides

    Explanation:

    ‘Aides' is an assistant to an important person, especially a political leader.

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  • Q2

    Fill in the blank with a suitable homophone.
    _____ is not much that we can do about the problem of brain drain.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    There

    Explanation:

    'There' is used to indicate some fact or existence of something, used at the beginning of a sentence.

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  • Q3

    Rearrange the following words in meaningful sentences.

    1. subjects/ and / are /Astronomy/ related /astrology

    2. ails /The /him /he /ale /took

    3. such /animals / a/ never /the / have /herd /melodious /music /of/ heard

    4. the /cannot /way /people/ to /success/ show /idle /ideal

    5. die”/ /shall /she/ before / “I / not/ dye /I / said

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. Astronomy and astrology are related subjects.

    2. The ale he took ails him.

    3. The herd of animals have never heard such a melodious music.

    4. Idle people cannot show the ideal way to success.

    5. She said, “I shall not dye before I die.

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  • Q4

    Fill in the blanks using the right choice given in brackets.

    1. There is a (whole / hole) in the bucket.

    2. There was a (foul/fowl) smell in the air.

    3. Can you please (pass / pause) the movie for a while.

    4. The time is half (passed / past) seven.

    5. He told me the (tail / tale) of a fox.

    6. (Were / Where) have you been?

    7. The burning candle created a pleasant (sent/scent) in the room.

    8. Mike was sent to the (principal’s/principle’s) office for misbehaving.

    9.Student (council/counsel) meetings are held every Friday afternoon.

    10. Every airport has a (hanger / hangar).

    Marks:10
    Answer:

    1. There is a hole in the bucket.

    2. There was a foul smell in the air.

    3. Can you please pause the movie for a while?

    4. The time is half past seven.

    5. He told me the tale of a fox.

    6. Where have you been?

    7. The burning candle created a pleasant scent in the room.

    8. Mike was sent to the principal’s office for misbehaving.

    9. Student council meetings are held every Friday afternoon.

    10. Every airport has a hangar.

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  • Q5

    Choose the correct option.

    a) What is the train _____ to Manhattan? (Fair/fare)

    b) He taught in Harvard University ______. (formally/formerly)

    c) He suffers from the ______ that he is really clever. (illusion/allusion)

    d) My dress is ______. (Lose/ loose)

    e) Don’t _____ your patience. (Lose/ loose)

    f) Her funeral ____ were performed yesterday. (Right/ rite)

    g) He sat under the _____ tree thinking about his life and the mistakes he had committed. (Beech/ beach)

    h) It was a _____ decision to speak about the injustice done to the people of colour. (Conscience/ conscientious)

    i) I saw him talking to her on two _____ occasions. (Discreet/ discrete)

    j) Hitler’s oratorical skills had the ability to _____ his audience into committing any act of violence. (Incite/ Insight)

    Marks:10
    Answer:

    a) fare

    b) formerly

    c) illusion

    d) loose

    e) lose

    f) rite

    g) beech

    h) conscientious

    i) discrete

    j) incite

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