Learn English Vocabulary: Homophones and Homonyms
Learn English vocabulary with Speakily! We are going to discover two important concepts in English learning: homophones and homonyms.
They are often confused by beginner learning when they learn English vocabulary:
- Homophones: Words that sound alike but have different spellings or meanings, for example some and sum. Example: He took a large sum of money from his bank account to buy some expensive new clothes.
- Homonyms: Words that sound alike and are spelt the same, but have different meanings. For example, for the word “can” is a verb that means “to be able to” and it is also a noun meaning “a receptacle or a container”. Example: Can I help you to carry those large cans of food?
Did you understand these two concepts and can you identify different homophones and homonyms? Try this little test to check out how many homophones you know!
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