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Homographs

Homographs are words that are written the same way, with the same spelling, but which have different meanings.
A
homograph"
is a pair of words, which are spelt the same way but have different meanings and may be pronounced in different ways too. Compared to homophones, which are often regional and dependant on local pronunciations, homographs are more global in the sense that homographs are homographs wherever you are in the world. Homographs as not dependant on pronunciation.
Many verb and noun pairs are spelt the same but have different stress pattern. Eg: frequent (verb) frequent (adjective)

practice Sentences

  1. The bandage was wound around the wound. audio
  2. The farm was used to produce produce. audio
  3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse. audio
  4. We must polish the Polish furniture. audio
  5. Lead me to the lead pipes. audio
    1. The desert soldier decided to desert. audio
      (Probably because he lost his ice-cream dessert in the oasis.)
    2. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert audio
  6. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present. audio
  7. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum. audio
  8. How can I intimate that to my most intimate friend? audio
    ( This is an example of a common difference in the stress patterns of verbs , nouns and adjectives ending in -ATE )
  9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes. audio
  10. The insurance was invalid for the invalid. audio
  11. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row. audio
  12. They were too close to the door to close it. audio
  13. The buck does funny things when the does are present. audio
  14. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into the sewer. audio
  15. The farmer taught his sow to sow some seeds. audio
  16. I couldn't wind up my watch in the cold wind. audio
  17. After a number of injections my jaw felt much number. audio
  18. A tear ran down my cheek when I saw the tear in the famous painting. audio
  19. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests. audio
  20. I had to put down my bow and arrow and bow to the queen audio
  21. The editor was quite content with the content of the article. audio
  22. I did not object to the object. audio
  23. It took only a minute to view the minute cell through the microscope. audio

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