Homophones

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  • Q1

    Fill in the blanks with the correct homophones.

    1. The judge ordered that he be held without a ___in the prison.

    2. One of the most challenging jobs is to ___children.

    3. The statistical table had three ___and two columns.

    4. Her hair was thick and ___rather than thin and fine.

    5. A series of steps that cross a fence is called a ___.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. The judge ordered that he be held without a bail in the prison.

    2. One of the most challenging jobs is to raise children.

    3. The statistical table had three rows and two columns.

    4. Her hair was thick and coarse rather than thin and fine.

    5. A series of steps that cross a fence is called a stile.

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  • Q2

    Write the meaning of the words given in pairs.

    1. none, nun

    2. pair, pear

    3. sea, see

    4. sole, soul

    5. son, sun

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. none – not one or not any

    nun – a member of a female religious group that lives in a convent

    2. pair – two things that are the same and are meant to be used together

    pear – a sweet fruit

    3. sea – the salt water that covers much of the Earth's surface

    see – to notice something with eyes

    4. sole – only

    soul - the spiritual part of a person

    5. son - a male child

    sun - the star that the Earth moves around

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  • Q3

    Replace the incorrect words with the correct homophones.

    I through away the earmuffs. The noise was two loud to bare. I went and tolled my neighbour that he has to lower the volume. At first he just staired at me, but then he went and lowered the volume.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    I threw away the earmuffs. The noise was too loud to bear. I went and toldmyneighbour that he has to lower the volume. At first he just stared at me, but then he went and lowered the volume.

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  • Q4

    Choose the correct word and complete the sentence.

    1. I am yet to receive my _____. (mail/male)

    2. Can I come to the picnic ______? (two/too/to)

    3. I have _______ you your birthday gift. (sent/cent/scent)

    4. It may not _______ today. (rain/reign)

    5. I have a ________ in my right leg. (pane/pain)

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. I am yet to receive my mail.

    2. Can I come to the picnic too?

    3. I have sent you your birthday gift.

    4. It may not rain today.

    5. I have a pain in my right leg.

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  • Q5

    Fill in the blanks with the correct homophones.

    1. The church bell ___ to announce the death of the pastor.

    2. Newsprint ___very easily, so it is not good for writing.

    3. If flowers are left out of water they will wither and ___.

    4. The choir sang a ___to seek the blessing of the almighty on the newly wedded couple.

    5. The skipper raised the main ___and the boat gained speed.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. The church bell tolled to announce the death of the pastor.

    2. Newsprint tears very easily, so it is not good for writing.

    3. If flowers are left out of water they will wither and die.

    4. The choir sang a hymn to seek the blessing of the almighty on the newly wedded couple.

    5. The skipper raised the main sail and the boat gained speed.

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