Homophones List & Flashcards

Homophones List & Flashcards
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I could not bake cookies because I ran out of _____. (flower, flour)
flour
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principle
a core belief or fundamental rule that guides decisions and behavior
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principal
main or most important; also the leader of a school
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I want to know _____ book this is. (who's, whose)
whose
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_____ coming to the store with me? (Who's, Whose)
Who's
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scent
aroma or fragrance
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sent
transmitted or dispatched
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cent
the value of a penny which is one hundredth of a dollar
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Between the _____ of them they had plenty of ideas, but they never got anything done. (to, too, two)
two
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I have not spoken _____ him about this. (to, too, two)
to
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It was _____ hot in the kitchen so we ate supper on the porch. (to, too, two)
too
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great
very large or very good
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grate
a metal surface with holes such as a drain cover or a rough surface for shredding cheese
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Any three points define a geometric _____. (plain, plane)
plane
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All I want is some _____ yogurt, without any fruit or flavoring. (plain, plane)
plain
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serial
organized in a sequence or series
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cereal
food made from grains
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We enjoyed the show at first, but then we got _____ and decided to watch something else. (bored, board)
bored
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I know my shirt is wrinkled, but I cannot find the ironing _____ . (bored, board)
board
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What are homophones?
Homophones are two or more words that sound the same but have different meanings, and often are spelled differently.
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Flashcard Overview

Do you get confused by homophones? When two or more words sound the same but mean different things, you need to know which is which! Pay attention and practice recognizing the most common homophones. That's the best way to be able to use and spell them correctly. It's possible to create cool sentences like 'Why did the flea flee?' or 'I couldn't wait to lose weight!' You might even discover that homophones can be quite a lot of fun.

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What are homophones?
Homophones are two or more words that sound the same but have different meanings, and often are spelled differently.
I know my shirt is wrinkled, but I cannot find the ironing _____ . (bored, board)
board
We enjoyed the show at first, but then we got _____ and decided to watch something else. (bored, board)
bored
cereal
food made from grains
serial
organized in a sequence or series
All I want is some _____ yogurt, without any fruit or flavoring. (plain, plane)
plain
Any three points define a geometric _____. (plain, plane)
plane
grate
a metal surface with holes such as a drain cover or a rough surface for shredding cheese
great
very large or very good
It was _____ hot in the kitchen so we ate supper on the porch. (to, too, two)
too
I have not spoken _____ him about this. (to, too, two)
to
Between the _____ of them they had plenty of ideas, but they never got anything done. (to, too, two)
two
cent
the value of a penny which is one hundredth of a dollar
sent
transmitted or dispatched
scent
aroma or fragrance
_____ coming to the store with me? (Who's, Whose)
Who's
I want to know _____ book this is. (who's, whose)
whose
principal
main or most important; also the leader of a school
principle
a core belief or fundamental rule that guides decisions and behavior
I could not bake cookies because I ran out of _____. (flower, flour)
flour
The daisy is my favorite _____. (flour, flower)
flower
road
A cleared and often paved route that permits traveling from one place to another
rode
went by vehicle or on horseback; the past tense of ride
The _____ of glass had a crack in it. (pane, pain)
pane
The _____ in my right shoulder was from playing too much disc golf in one weekend. (pain, pane)
pain
sew
connect using thread and needle
so
a conjunction suggesting consequence; also a qualifier for an adjective or adverb indicating intensity
sow
plant seeds
knit
use large pointed needles with yarn to create a textile item such as a sweater or a blanket
nit
the egg or larva of a louse; a very small defect or minor complaint
Caviar is made from sturgeon eggs which are called _____. (roe, row)
roe
The students in the back _____ never raised their hands. (roe, row)
row
berry
a kind of small fruit
bury
hide or conceal by placing in a hole and covering with dirt
We rode a _____ over the fields of snow. (slay, sleigh)
sleigh
The knight in shining armor wanted to _____ the fire-breathing dragon. (sleigh, slay)
slay
suite
a set of matching furniture or a group of rooms
sweet
how sugar tastes
pray
meditate, praise and seek comfort or blessings from God
prey
a creature hunted by a predator
sight
the sense faculty that operates through the eyes
site
location, usually of a building
cite
refer to or quote words from a published work or supporting authority
I tried not to _____ at the enormous cat. (stare, stair)
stare
She climbed all the way to the top _____ without stopping to rest. (stare, stair)
stair
it's
a contraction of it is
its
the possessive form of the pronoun it
We paddled our canoe up the _____. (creek, creak)
creek
I heard the _____ of that old wooden chair every time someone sat down in it. (creek, creak)
creak
stationary
remaining in one place, not mobile
stationery
special paper used for writing letters
knew
was cognizant of, was aware of (past tense of know)
new
opposite of old
gnu
animal similar to an antelope

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