Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)


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Homophones _____, while homographs _____.

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1. Which of the following is FALSE about homonyms?

2. Since there are several words that use similar sounds in the English language, what can help to distinguish them from one another?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you to understand how to spell and pronounce homonyms and homophones. Some topics you'll be assessed on include the prefixes and roots for homophones and homonyms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Meaning of the prefix and root for homophones
  • The significance of the prefix and root for homographs
  • Meaning of the prefix and root for homonyms
  • An example of a homograph

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on spelling homonyms and homophones
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as homonym, homophone and homograph
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of a homograph and of a homophone

Additional Learning

To learn more about spelling, review the accompanying lesson on Spelling Homonyms & Homophones. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define homophone and give an example
  • Offer some examples of homographs and explain
  • Define homonym and discuss examples