Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. The text has many homophones such as : see-sea, hear-here, knew-new.
1. Niteesh bought a new (knew/new) cricket bat.
2. The shepherd heard (herd/heard) the cry of his sheep.
3. Lakshmi completed her baking course (course/coarse) successfully.
4. Priya has broken her fore (four/fore) limbs.
5. Leaders of the world must work towards the peace (peace/piece) of human race.
Use the given examples and make sentences of your own.
English has a lot of commonly confused words. They either look alike or look and sound alike, but have completely different meanings and usage. Here are some examples from the text.
brought (v) - past participle of bring. E.g. Anitha had brought a book from the library.
bought (v) - past participle of buy. E.g. Lalitha had bought a new dress last week.
affect (v) - to have an effect on. E.g. The pet’s death affected his master.
effect (n) - anything brought about by a cause or agent; result. E.g. Both El Nino and La Nina are opposite effects of the same phenomenon.
lost (v) - unable to be found - I have lost my ticket. / She lost her mother.
last(adj) - coming at the end/final - At the last moment, he changed his mind.
paused (v) - stopped for a short time - She paused to get her breath back and then carried on jogging.
passed (v) - approved - The Assembly passed the money bill.
pitcher (n) - a round container for liquid - He poured water into the pitcher / He brought a pitcher of water.
picture (n) - a drawing or painting - Raja painted a picture of my dog.