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Homophones 4
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Homophones 4

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In order to master any language, including English, repetition in understanding words, how they relate to other words, their placement in a sentence and sentence structures themselves is a lifelong habit.

So in your continuing English classes throughout middle school, into high school and even college, you will notice that there is always a review of what you have already learned, although the vocabulary of words becomes more plentiful. So in this English quiz, we are going to review homophones. Do you remember what a homophone is?

A homophone is a word that sounds the same as another word but has a totally different spelling, as well as a different meaning.

An example of two homophones would be grate and great.

Grate - This word refers to shredding such as in grating cheese and/or raspy such as in a grating voice.

Great - This word means large in size or quantity.

1.
See if you can find the correct homophone that should be used.
The play they saw was a ___________ on people’s dependence on texting and gaming.
satier
satire
satyr
satyre
The words “satier” and “satyre” are misspelled words. The word “satyr” refers to a woodland creature having pointed ears, legs and short horns. It looks something like a goat. Finally, the word “satire” means to show sarcasm over something that is seemingly stupid. Answer (b) is the correct homophone we need
2.
See if you can find the correct homophone that should be used.
The wealthy countryman hired a new ______ to assist him in his businesses.
add
aide
aid
ayed
The word “ayed” is a misspelled word. The word “add” refers to combining things together. The word “aid” is a verb meaning to render help. Finally, the word “aide” is a noun and refers to a person who assists another. Answer (b) is the correct homophone
3.
See if you can find the correct homophone that should be used.
She had the most ________ hairstyle I have ever seen!
bizarre
bazaar
bezare
besare
The words “bezare” and “besare” are both misspelled words. The word “bazaar” refers to a fair or a street lined with shops. Finally, the word “bizarre” refers to something that is very strange or odd, making Answer (a) the correct homophone needed in this sentence
4.
See if you can find the correct homophone that should be used.
Lucky Charms has always been my favorite ________.
serial
cerial
cereal
sereal
The words “cerial” and “sereal” are misspelled words. The word “serial” refers to things that come in a series such as books or TV shows. The word “cereal” refers to grains used as food. Answer (c) is the correct homophone that is needed here
5.
See if you can find the correct homophone that should be used.
To make the roast come out just right you must _______ it.
brays
braze
braize
braise
The word “braize” is a misspelled word. The word “brays” is the sound that a donkey makes. The word “braze” means to make something hard as brass. Finally, the word “braise” means to cook by browning. Therefore, Answer (d) is the correct homophone we need here
6.
See if you can find the correct homophone that should be used.
Her dress was very _______ compared to what her friend wore.
discreet
discrete
discreat
diskrete
The words “discreat” and “diskrete” are both misspelled words. The word “discrete” means to be private or separate. For example, “He was very discrete when it came to his salary.” The word “discreet” means to be modest and is the homophone that is needed here as it describes her dress as being modest. Answer (a) is correct
7.
See if you can find the correct homophone that should be used.
Is your _______ an inner or an outer?
naval
navil
navel
navole
The words “navil” and “navole” are misspelled words. The word “naval” refers to a ship or that which deals with the navy. The word “navel” refers to a middle point or a marking on the abdomen. Answer (c) is the correct homophone we need here
8.
See if you can find the correct homophone that should be used.
The pillows on the sofa _________ the two side chairs.
complete
complement
compliment
complicate
The word “complete” means to finish a thing while the word “complicate” means to make difficult. Neither of these words are a homophone that we need here. The word “compliment” is to give praise such as to compliment someone on getting an “A” on their science project. The word “complement” means to make whole or complete two or more items. It is the homophone we are looking for here so Answer (b) is correct
9.
See if you can find the correct homophone that should be used.
Mrs. Squibble down the street is always ________ in other people’s business.
medaling
mettling
medling
meddling
The words “mettling” and “medling” are misspelled words. The word “metaling” is a verb meaning to cover an area with broken stone. Finally, the word “meddling” means to interfere in or intrude on someone or something. This tells us that the correct homophone we need here is Answer (d)
10.
See if you can find the correct homophone that should be used.
The teacher passed out the latest _______ of the English textbook.
edition
addition
addicion
edision
The words “addicion” and “edision” are misspelled words. The word “addition” refers to adding things together whereas the word “edition” refers to publication of a copy of a piece of work. Answer (a) is, therefore, the correct homophone that is needed here
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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