Different spelling and meaning but the same sound – HOMOPHONES

The afternoon session was spent working with homophones – words which sound alike but have a different spelling and meaning, e.g. HERE and HEAR. The class was divided in groups of three and each team had to write a short story using the wrong homophone. Here are some extracts from the stories. Can you spot the words which were used incorrectly? And do you know the meaning of both pairs of homophones? Send in your corrections ASAP!

  1. When I saw a be flying threw the heir …
  2. I was sitting in the I’ll during my flight and their was a baby bare …
  3. I bought food witch was band.

Remember, using a spellchecker will not help identify the mistakes because the spelling is just fine; it’s the meaning that is different. Try using a grammar-check instead.


One comment

  1. […] Have you seen yesterday’s post on homophones? If not, click here. […]


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