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HOMOPHONES

1. accessary, 21.bait, bate 42.bight, bite, byte


accessory
22.baize, bays 43.billed, build
2. ad, add
23.bald, bawled 44.bitten, bittern
3. ail, ale
24.ball, bawl 45.blew, blue
4. air, heir
25.band, banned 46.bloc, block
5. aisle, I'll, isle
26.bard, barred 47.boar, bore
6. all, awl
27.bare, bear 48.board, bored
7. allowed, aloud
28.bark, barque 49.boarder, border
8. alms, arms
29.baron, barren 50.bold, bowled
9. altar, alter
30.base, bass 51.boos, booze
10.arc, ark
31.bay, bey 52.born, borne
11. aren't, aunt
32.bazaar, bizarre 53.bough, bow
12.ate, eight
33.be, bee 54.boy, buoy
13.auger, augur
34.beach, beech 55.brae, bray
14.auk, orc
35.bean, been 56.braid, brayed
15.aural, oral
36.beat, beet 57.braise, brays,
16.away, aweigh braze
37.beau, bow
17.awe, oar, or, ore 58.brake, break
38.beer, bier
18.axel, axle 59.bread, bred
39.bel, bell, belle
19.aye, eye, I 60.brews, bruise
40.berry, bury
20.bail, bale 61.bridal, bridle
41.berth, birth
62.broach, brooch 67.calendar, 71.caster, castor
calender
63.bur, burr 72.caught, court
68.call, caul
64.but, butt 73.caw, core, corps
69.canvas, canvass
65.buy, by, bye 74.cede, seed
70.cast, caste
66.buyer, byre 75.ceiling, sealing
76.HOMONYMS

77. AIR HEIR ( ): fresh air; the heir to the


throne;

78. AISLE ISLE ( ): an aisle seat; the British Isles;

79. ALTAR ALTER ( ): to lead to the altar; to


alter course;

80. BALL BALL (, ): to play ball; to open a ball;

81. BAND BAND (, , ): a rock band;


a rubber band;

82. BANK BANK ( ): the bank of the river; put the


money in the bank;

83. BARE BEAR BEAR ( ): with


bare hands; I can't bear it; the polar bear;

84. BARK BARK (, ): the dog barked at me;


barking dogs; the bark of a tree;

85. BAT BAT ( ): blind as a bat; a baseball


bat;

86. BE BEE ( ): to be or not to be; to be as busy as a


bee;

87. BEAT BEET ( ): to beat the drums; beets and


carrots;

88. BERRY BURY ( ): strawberry jam; to bury the


dead;

89. BRAKE BREAK ( , ): car brakes; a ten-


minute break; don't break it;

90. BUY BY BYE ( , !): to buy a car; to


sit by the window; Bye-bye!

91. CACHE CASH (, ): cache


memory; pay cash; I have no cash;

92. CELL SELL ( ): a prison cell; my cell phone;


to sell books;
93. CENT SCENT ( ): 100 cents in a dollar; a faint
scent of roses;

94. CEREAL SERIAL ( ): to eat breakfast


cereal; to watch TV serials;

95. CLIP CLIP ( , ): to clip the hedge; a


paper clip;

96. COARSE COURSE ( ): coarse fabric; a course of


lectures;

97. CURRANT CURRENT ( , ): red


currant; current year; ocean current;

98. DEAR DEER ( ): Dear Sir; dear friend; a young


deer; several deer;

99. DESERT [di'zrt] DESSERT [di'zrt] ( ): to


desert the village; apple pie for dessert;

100. DEW DUE ( ): morning dew; When is the train


due?

101. DIE DYE ( , ): He died two


years ago. She dyed her hair red.

102. DOE DOUGH ( ): a young doe; to roll the


dough;

103. FAIR FAIR FARE (


): that's fair; book fair; bus fare;

104. FINE FINE ( ): one fine day; fine wine; to


pay a fine for speeding;

105. FIR FUR ( ): pines and fir trees; a fir cone; a fur coat;
natural fur;

106. FLEA FLEE ( ): a flea market; to


flee the country;

107. FLOUR FLOWER ( ): two cups of flour; a bunch of


flowers;
108. FOREWORD FORWARD ( ): a foreword in
a book; to move forward;

109. GAIT GATE ( ): heavy gait; slow gait; to open


the gate;

110. GRATE GREAT (, ): to grate


cheese; a great opportunity;

111. GROUND GROUND ( ): to fall to the ground;


freshly ground coffee;

112. HAIR HARE ( ): she has dark hair and green


eyes; he ran like a hare;

113. HALL HAUL (, , ): down the hall; a


concert hall; to haul the boat;

114. HANGAR HANGER ( ): a plane hangar; a coat


hanger;

115. HAY HEY ( ): to make hay; hay fever; Hey!

116. HEAL HEEL ( , ): to heal the


wounds; high heels;

117. HEAR HERE ( ): Did you hear what he said?


She doesn't live here.

118. HI HIGH ( ): Hi; how are you? high walls;


high speed; high temperature;

119. HOARSE HORSE ( ): a hoarse voice; to ride


a horse;

120. HOLE WHOLE ( ): a small hole in my sock; as a


whole; the whole world;

121. I EYE ( ): I can see it clearly. My left eye itches.

122. KNIGHT NIGHT ( ): the Knights of the Round


Table; a dark night; days and nights;

123. KNOT NOT ( , ): a tight knot; not a word; he is not


a doctor;
124. KNOW NO ( , ): Do you know him? No, I don't. I
have no time.

125. LIE LIE (, ): to tell a lie; don't lie to me; to


lie on the floor;

126. LIGHT LIGHT ( ): bright light; as light as a


feather; light rain;

127. MAIL MALE (, , ):


to send by mail; a male child;

128. MAIN MANE ( ): the main reason; a horse's


mane;

129. MATCH MATCH ( ): to strike a match; a football


match;

130. MEAN MEAN ( ): What do you mean? It was


mean of him to say it.

131. MEAT MEET ( ): meat and potatoes; to meet a


girl; to meet with friends;

132. MOLE MOLE ( ): a mole on the chin; as blind as


a mole;

133. MOOSE MOUSSE ( ): to hunt moose; chocolate


mousse;

134. NONE NUN ( ): none of them; she is a


nun;

135. OAR OR ORE ( ): a four-oar boat; one or


two; iron ore;

136. PAIL PALE ( ): a pail of water; his face is pale;

137. PAIR PEAR ( ): a pair of gloves; apples and pears;

138. PEACE PIECE (, ): peace and quiet; a piece


of bread; a piece of paper;

139. PEAK PEEK ( , ): a mountain peak; to


peek into the hole;
140. PEER PEER (, ): peer group;
she peered into the dark room;

141. PLAIN PLANE (, ): plain answer; plain


food; to go by plane;

142. POLE POLE POLL ( ): a telegraph pole;


the North Pole; public opinion poll;

143. POUND POUND ( ): a pound of cheese; to


change dollars for pounds; to pound on the door;

144. PRINCIPAL PRINCIPLE ( ): principal cause;


a man of principle;

145. PRAY PREY ( , ): to pray to God;


easy prey; birds of prey;

146. RACE RACE ( , ): the human race; horse


racing; a race horse; race cars;

147. RAIN REIGN ( ): it looks like rain; during


his reign; a pair of reins;

148. READ REED ( ): to read a book; reed grows


near water;

149. REST REST (, , ): rest a


little; leave the rest of them here;

150. RIGHT WRITE (, , ): that's


right; my right hand; civil rights; to write a letter;

151. RING RING ( ): a wedding ring; to ring a bell;