Homographs are different words that are spelt the same. They have different meanings and origins. Homographs may or may not have the same pronunciations.
The actors came back on stage and took a bow.
He learned to hunt with a bow and arrow.
Father needs to change the bulb for this lamp.
If you plant these bulbs, they’ll grow into lily plants.
Sports like squash and tennis are usually played on a court.
Everyone stood up when the judge entered the court.
Close your eyes and count to ten.
Please keep close to the path, it’s easy to get lost.
Soft drinks have a high sugar content.
I was content just to stay at home and read.
Your muscles will contract if you get cold.
The new export contract is worth RM16million.
He was planning to desert his family and go abroad.
It hasn’t rained in this part of the desert for years.
Just follow the signs and they will lead you to the exit.
Gold is heavier than lead.
I live in Taman Seri Putra.
The football match will be aired live at 3.00 am.
Can I speak to you for a minute, Mr. Trent?
We’ve got a small house with a minute garden.
This small stone object is over 5000 years old.
I strongly object to these cuts in public spending.
Mother bought many presents for Christmas.
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present David Blaine.
The housing project will create 5000 new homes.
He’s trying to project a more confident image.
I won’t do it – I absolutely refuse!
Put empty bottles here and other refuse in the bin.
I had a blazing row with my girlfriend last night.
I looked quickly along the row of books.
The creaking sound scare the children.
After all these years, I’m not sure whether the building is sound or not.
She noticed a tear in the corner of his eye.
To open the packet, tear along the dotted line.
There used to be a farm here, years ago.
Explosives were used to enter the building.
She watched the movie attentively.
This watch was bought by my father.
Wind speeds reached 102mph last night.
You have to wind the handle to the left.
He wound the rope around his arm.
In the fight, one young man received a knife wound.
Try to complete these sentences below. You have to fill in the blanks with appropriate homographs.
1. Tracey didn’t feel _______________ after falling into the _______________.
2. Jim hunts, but he _______________ not shoot _______________.
3. There was a big _______________ in the first _______________ of the theatre.
4. Let’s _______________ up the kite string before the _______________ gets too wild.
5. If the judges are _______________, our rabbit will win a ribbon at the _______________.