In this series of 11+ Verbal Reasoning quizzes, we look at homonyms and homographs. What are these exactly? Well, they are words with multiple meanings. They are spelt exactly the same, but mean two or more entirely different things.
Homonyms are words that have the same spelling and pronunciation, like ‘utter’ (which means to speak or make a sound) and ‘utter’ (which means complete or absolute).
Homographs are words that are spelled the same, but have different pronunciations as well as different meanings, like ‘lead’ (rhymes with ‘bed’ and is a type of metal) and ‘lead’ (rhymes with 'seed’ and means to guide someone or something).
Have a go at this first quiz and see how well you know your homonyms and homographs.