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Homophones

Look up the word homophone in your dictionary. What does it mean? What does the homo- part of the word mean? What does the  -phone part of the word mean?

1. There are ten sets of homonyms in the following list. Sort the words into their sets.

aid

ail

aweigh

air

aisle

ale

all

arc

I'll

assent

auger

aught

away

awl

ere

aide

ark

heir

isle

augur

ascent

ought

 

2. There are ten sets of homonyms in the following list. Sort the words into their sets.

scene

scent

seed

so

seek

seen

sent

cite

serf

serial

cent

sew

sight

signet

Sikh

cede

site

sow

cereal

stair

cygnet

stare

surf

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