Homophones

Homophones are words that sound the same, but have a different spelling and meaning. For example, the words "great" and "grate" are homophones. Although they sound the same, they have different meanings. "You look great!" is not the same meaning as "Where is the grate for the barbaque?" See if you can identify the correct homophones in the following sentences.

1)
Bring your jacket, it's (chili, chilly) outside.
Chili
Chilly
Your mother makes great (chili, chilly).
Chili
Chilly
2)
Was that a story (real, reel) or make believe?
Real
Reel
Quick, (real, reel) in that fish!
Real
Reel
3)
You (guest, guessed) the correct answer.
Guest
Guessed
He is a (guest, guessed) in our house.
Guest
Guessed
4)
They are my favorite (band, banned).
Band
Banned
I thought you were (band, banned) from this place.
Band
Banned

Try to create some sentences of your own with other homophones such as: (eight, ate), (him, hymn), (dear, deer) and (scent, sent).

 

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