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Homophones

English Language Arts, Grade 2

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Study Guide Homophones English Language Arts, Grade 2

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HOMOPHONES What are Homophones? Homophones are words that sound exactly alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings. They are sometimes called homonyms. Examples: 1. aunt- ant An aunt is your mom or dad’s sister. An ant is an insect. 2. ate eight Ate is the past tense for eat. 8 Eight is a number. 3. bear bare A bear is a forest animal. Bare means not wearing clothes. 4. be - bee The word be is a verb. A bee is a flying insect. 5. dear deer You begin a letter with Dear, a kind greeting. A deer is an animal. 6. flower - flour A flower is a plant. Flour is used to make foods. 7. for - four For is a preposition as in “This is for you.” 4 Four is the number. (There is one more homonym. “Fore!” is what a golfer yells when he thinks his golf ball may hit someone.) 8. here - hear Here means in this place. You hear with your ears. 9. I –eye I is the pronoun for yourself. An eye is part of your face. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
10. meet - meat Meet is an action verb. Meat is a food. 11. No know No is the opposite of yes. Know means you understand. 12. new - knew New means not old. Knew is the past tense for know. 13. night knight Night is the opposite of day. Knight is a character in history who often wore armor. 14. won - one Won is the past tense for win. One is the number. 15. oar - ore - or An oar is a paddle for a boat. Ore is a natural resource. Or is a connecting word as in “Do you like pie or cake?” 16. pear - pair - pare A pear is a fruit. A pair means two of a kind. Pare means to peel. 17. piece - peace A piece is a part of something. Peace means no fighting or wars. 18. plane - plain A plane can fly. Plain means not fancy. 19. red - read Red is the color. Read is the past tense of read. 20. write - right Write is an action verb. Right is a direction, the opposite of left. Right also means something is correct. 21. road - rode A road is a place for cars and trucks. Rode is the past tense of ride. 22. sail - sale A sail is part of a boat. It is also the verb that means ride in a boat. Sale means you can buy something with money. 23. see - sea See is an action verb. It means look. A sea is a large body of water. 24. sent - cent Sent is the past tense of send. A cent is a small coin. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
25. sew - so Sew is an action verb. So is the word you use when you tell why, as in “We will go to the store so I can get new shoes.” 26. sun - son The sun is our closest star. A son is a boy child. 27. tale - tail A tale is a story. A tail is part of an animal 28. toe - tow A toe is part of your foot. Tow is a verb for move by pulling. 29 week - weak A week is 7 days. Weak is the opposite of strong 30. To - two too To means to go toward someone or something. Two is the number . Too means also as in, “Me too.” Too is used to mean more than enough, as in, “That is too much sugar.” Try this! Which homonym is spelled correctly? 1. My team one the race. My team won the race. 2. I have a new pair of gloves. I have a new pear of gloves. 3. We road horses. We rode horses. 4. Let’s go to the zoo next week. Let’s go to the zoo next weak. 5. I am ate years old. I am eight years old. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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