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Homonyms, Homophones and Homographs (eBook)

Vocabulary Building
Type: e-book
Genre: Education & Language, Job & Career
Language: English
Price: ₹149
Description of "Homonyms, Homophones and Homographs"

Number of Pages: 116
Format: PDF
Dimensions: 8.5 inch x 11 inch
[Paper Size: A4]

Homonym a word that is spelt like another word (or pronounced like it) but which has a different meaning, for example Key meaning ‘set of answer to problems’ and Key meaning ‘button on computer keyboard’.

The state of being a homonym is called homonymy.

Very Important Note:

In Strict Sense, Homonyms have same spelling, same pronunciation, and different meaning.

HOMONYMS in Strict Sense:

Same Spelling / Same Pronunciation / Different meaning
Homonyms are also known as “Multiple Meaning Words”.

Examples: fare, principal, etc.

Fare -- a passenger | Fare -- price
Principal -- most important | Principal -- head of a school

In Wider Sense, Homonyms can also include words that have same or similar pronunciation (but different spelling) or same spelling (but different pronunciation).
In first situation, they are called ‘HOMOPHONES’
In second situation, they are called ‘HOMOGRAPHS’

HOMONYMS In Wider Sense:

Different Spelling / Same or Similar Pronunciation / Different meaning
Note: ‘Homophones’ are also called ‘Heterographs’.
Homophones are also known as “Sound-Alike Words”.

Examples: ad/add, know/no, etc.

ad -- advertisement | add -- to include
know -- to have information | no -- refusal

Same Spelling / Different Pronunciation / Different meaning
Note: ‘Homographs’ are also called ‘Heterophones’.

Examples: bow, lead, etc.

Bow (noun) -- [Pronunciation -- boʊ] -- a weapon used for shooting arrows
Bow (verb) -- [Pronunciation -- baʊ] -- to move your head forwards and downwards

Lead (noun) -- [Pronunciation -- led] -- a metallic element
Lead (verb) -- [Pronunciation -- li:d] -- to go in front

Sample This:

01. Accident
1. Accident -- an event in which injury or damage is caused in or by vehicle
2. Accident -- something that happens unexpectedly

02. Action
1. Action -- a legal process
2. Action -- fighting in a war

03. Alight
1. Alight -- on fire
2. Alight -- to get out of a vehicle

04. Angle
1. Angle -- inclination of two lines with each, measure in degrees
2. Angle -- to catch fish

05. Arch
1. Arch -- curve; semicircle
2. Arch -- mischievous

Sample This:

01. Abhorrent / Aberrant
1. Abhorrent -- causing hatred for moral reasons
2. Aberrant -- unusual and socially unacceptable

02. Accede / Exceed
1. Accede -- to agree
2. Exceed -- to surpass

03. Accept / Except
1. Accept -- to admit
2. Except -- apart from

04. Acclamation / Acclimation
1. Acclamation -- loud and enthusiastic welcome
2. Acclimation -- process of getting used to a new climate or situation

05. Adapt / Adept / Adopt
1. Adapt -- to adjust or modify
2. Adept -- skillful
3. Adopt -- to become legal parents of somebody’s child

Sample This:

01. Absent
1. Absent [æbsənt] (adjective) -- not present
2. Absent [æb’sent] (verb) -- to not be in a place

02. Abuse
1. Abuse [əbjus] (noun) -- misuse
2. Abuse [əbjuz] (verb) -- to misuse something

03. Accent
1. Accent [‘æksənt] (noun) -- pronunciation
2. Accent [æk’sent] (verb) -- to put emphasis on a part of something

04. Address
1. Address [ædres] (noun) -- details of the place where you live or work; postal address
2. Address [ədres] (verb) -- to make a formal speech

05. Advocate
1. Advocate [ædvəkət] (noun) -- supporter of something
2. Advocate [ædvəkeɪt] (verb) -- to support something publicly

About the author(s)

Manik Joshi was born on Jan 26, 1979 at Ranikhet (Dist.- Almora, Region- Kumaon, State- Uttarakhand) and is permanent resident of Kathgodam, Haldwani (Dist.- Nainital, Region- Kumaon, State- Uttarakhand) of India. He is an Internet Marketer by profession. He is interested in domaining (business of buying and selling domain names), web designing (creating websites), and various online jobs (including 'self-publishing'). He is a science graduate with ZBC (zoology, botany, and chemistry) subjects. He is also an MBA (with specialization in marketing). He holds a diploma in ‘computer applications’, diploma in ‘multimedia and web-designing’, and diploma in ‘computer hardware and networking’ as well. is the personal website of the author.

Book Details
Publisher: Manik Joshi
Number of Pages: 123
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