Homonyms

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  • Q1

    Rewrite the sentences by replacing the underlined words with their correct homonyms.

    1. The teacher red the poem for the class.

    2. We visited a famous museum last week.

    3. Don’t steel the car.

    4. What are you going to where to the party?

    5. This room is the most expensive sweet in the hotel.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. The teacher read the poem for the class.

    2. We visited a renowned museum last week.

    3. Don’t steal the car.

    4. What are you going to wear to the party?

    5. This room is the most expensive suit in the hotel.

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  • Q2

    Choose the word from the brackets to fill in the blanks.

    1. My father applied for a _______ (loan/lone) in a bank.

    2. The store is having a ______ (sail/sale) this Christmas.

    3. My voice is _____ (hoarse/horse) due to cough and cold.

    4. We ______ (rode/road) in his new car yesterday.

    5. I went _____ (deer/dear) hunting in the jungle.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. loan

    2. sale

    3. hoarse

    4. rode

    5. deer

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  • Q3

    Match the homonyms with their meanings.

    Homonyms

    Meanings

    I don’t like the cake even a bit.

    To look at

    Maria bit me!

    small clock worn on the wrist

    She is going to watch the play.

    Participate in a sport

    Where is my watch? It has a gold dial.

    A theatre performance

    I want to audition for the play.

    A place where sheep are kept

    Let us play badminton today

    A writing instrument

    The shepherd’s pen was empty.

    After

    I need a new pen.

    mail

    We will meet postlunch.

    A small amount

    Let me post this letter for you.

    Past tense of bite

    Marks:10
    Answer:

    Homonyms

    Meanings

    I don’t like the cake even a bit.

    A small amount

    Maria bit me!

    Past tense of bite

    She is going to watch the play.

    To look at

    Where is my watch? It has a gold dial.

    small clock worn on the wrist

    I want to audition for the play.

    A theatre performance

    Let us play badminton today

    Participate in a sport

    The shepherd’s pen was empty.

    A place where sheep are kept

    I need a new pen.

    A writing instrument

    We will meet post lunch.

    After

    Let me post this letter for you.

    Mail

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  • Q4

    Identify the homonyms and write their meanings.

    1. (a)The bear ate all the honey.

    (b) unable to bear the heat, she switched on the air conditioner.

    2. (a) The chairman will address the students.

    (b) You have to fill in your address in that form.

    3. (a) The surface is flat.

    (b) My sister purchased a flat recently.

    4. (a) To repair the pipes, you need to file a complaint with the authorities.

    (b) Have you seen the admissions file?

    5. (a) Go straight and turn left from the bend.

    (b) I have some food left. Do you want to eat it?

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. (a) bear – a wild animal

    (b) bear – tolerate

    2. (a) address – talk to someone

    (b) address – the particulars regarding someone’s residence

    3. (a)flat – a levelled surface

    (b) flat – an apartment

    4. (a) file –to place or submit a complaint, etc.

    (b) file – a folder containing certain documents.

    5. (a) left – direction, the opposite of right

    (b) left - remaining

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  • Q5

    Write down the correct synonyms and homonyms for the following words.

    (i) partner (synonym)

    (ii) empty (synonym)

    (iii) loyal (synonym)

    (iv) fight (synonym)

    (v) huge (synonym)

    (vi) birth (homonym)

    (vii) cell (homonym)

    (viii) toe (homonym)

    (ix) wait (homonym)

    (x) principal (homonym)

    Marks:10
    Answer:

    (i) partner (synonym) – colleague

    (ii) empty (synonym) – deserted

    (iii) loyal (synonym) – faithful

    (iv) fight (synonym) – quarrel

    (v) huge (synonym) – gigantic

    (vi) birth (homonym) – berth

    (vii) cell (homonym) – sell

    (viii) toe (homonym) – tow

    (ix) wait (homonym) – weight

    (x) principal (homonym) –principle

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