A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling.
The words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of “rise”), or differently, such as carat, caret, and carrot, or to, two, and too.
See if you can figure out three words that are homophones of each other in each of the five problems below.
- Path or direction / to measure weight / watery part of milk
- Having no money / careful study; microscopic hole / to flow freely
- Worthless / flat piece moving with the air / blood vessel
- A cry / welt; corduroy ridge / large oceanic mammal
- Warty frog / having toes / pulled ahead
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- Way – weigh – whey
- Poor – pore – pour
- Vain – vane – vein
- Wail – wale – whale
- Toad – toed – towed