‘Nyms & ‘Phones

Homophones are words that are pronounced the same but that have different meanings and different spelling.

There is a better way to do the math equation. Their assignment for the class is due tomorrow. They’re going to go to the movies later this afternoon.

Other examples we have discussed include: Threw & Through; Weak & Week; Peace & Piece; Principal & Principle; It’s & Its; Hear& Here.

If you do not remember the examples presented in class, ask one of the members of your group. Also remember that there are extra copies of the discussion sheets on the assignment board.

street names on sign are examples of antonyms

Antonyms are words having the opposite in meaning from another word. Some of the examples we have discussed in class include:

Beautiful & Ugly; Fast & Slow; Over & Under; Tall & Short; Easy & Hard

Remember that there are extra copies of the discussion sheets on the assignment board. Also, in your next group meeting, compare examples with your team members.

Synonyms are words that have nearly the same meaning as other words. Examples covered in class include:

Happy & Glad; Huge & Large; Small & Little; Restart, Reset, Reboot

Homonyms are words that are spelled the same and sound the same but that have different meanings. We will be discussing homonyms in class next week. Be prepared to offer examples.

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