Homophones 1
Items such as pens and paper are often known as stationery. The word stationary (standing still) is pronounced the same way but spelled differently.

Homophones 1

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'Right' and 'Write' have the same pronunciation but mean different things - these are known as homophones. There are more homophones in the English language than you can shake a stick at!

Try our first quiz on words that are often confused with each other.

1.
Which word means 'to avenge'?
Rake
Reek
Wreak
Wreck
2.
Which word means 'chimney'?
Flew
Flu
Flue
Fluid
3.
Which word means 'from one end to the other'?
Though
Threw
Through
Throw
4.
Which word means 'not to insist upon'?
Waive
Wave
Waver
Wavy
5.
Which word means 'to remain still'?
Stationary
Stationed
Stationer
Stationery
The word 'Stationery' means pencils and paper etc.
6.
Which word means 'to complete'?
Complaisance
Complement
Compliance
Compliment
The word 'Compliment' means to give praise
7.
Which word means 'belonging to them'?
Theirs
Thereby
There's
Thereto
8.
Which word asks for directions?
Ware
Wear
Were
Where
The word 'Ware' means an item for sale
9.
Which word means 'a courageous deed'?
Fate
Feat
Feet
Fete
10.
Which word means 'the main one'?
Princedom
Principal
Principality
Principle
The word 'Principle' means a rule
Author:  Sue Daish

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