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Edustation's blog > Homophones - Same Sound, Different Meaning (Part II)

Homophones - Same Sound, Different Meaning (Part II)

Added by Tomasz H. 25 August 2014 in category: English, General tips, Learning tips, Lexicon

Bread / Bred

Bread -> a food made from flour, water, and usually yeast, mixed together and baked e.g. Do you bake your own bread?

Bred (past tense of breed) -> to keep animals for the purpose of producing young animals in a controlled way e.g. Amstaff are bred for their fighting instincts

Pane / Pain

Pane -> a flat piece of glass, used in a window or door e.g. A window pane.

Pain -> a feeling of physical suffering caused by injury or illness e.g. I felt a sharp pain in my arm.

Red / Read

Red -> colour e.g red lipstick, red blood.

Read -> to look at words or symbols and understand what they mean e.g. Now I'm reading a very interesting book.

Gait / Gate

Gait->  a particular way of walking e.g. I walked with a slow gait.

Gate -> a part of a fence or outside wall that is fixed at one side and opens and closes like a door e.g. John, please close the garden gate.

Dean /Dene

Dean-> an official of high rank in a college or university who is responsible for the organization of a department or departments e.g. He is the new dean of the Faculty of Economy.

Dene -> A sandy tract or dune by the seashore e.g. Just over the dene and you will see the sea.

Be / Bee

Be-> used to say something about a person, thing, or state, to show a permanent or temporary quality, state, job, etc. e.g. He is tall.

Bee-> a yellow and black flying insect that makes honey and can sting you e.g. I was stung by a bee.

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