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Does anybody knows what Homonyms are???

I found out when I purchased the flash cards...I dont ever remember hearing this word in school nor studying them...lol

 
mekarevell

Asked by mekarevell at 12:27 AM on Aug. 11, 2010 in

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  • The only reason I know what they are is because my son was in third grade last year:) I don't remember any of that stuff. I mean, I'm sure we went over it, but who can remember that...I actually learned a lot last year from my son who attended third grade, wonder what I will learn in 4th grade;)
    theutilitarian

    Answer by theutilitarian at 12:32 AM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings. Where, wear.
    canadianmom1974

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 12:30 AM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Oh yeah, I remember them, homonyms, synonyms, antonyms. We learned them in the same week.
    icanbeabitch

    Answer by icanbeabitch at 12:32 AM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Yes, I remember studying them.
    Erin814

    Answer by Erin814 at 12:29 AM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Yep! Words that SOUND the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings. There, their. Where, wear. Whole, hole. Ah, the English language is crazy!
    JoyfulSurprise

    Answer by JoyfulSurprise at 12:36 AM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • sound alikes
    easy way to remember it is homo = same

    they're, their, there
    hole, whole
    etc.
    totally different words that sound alike.
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 12:41 AM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Homonyms are words that sound alike but have different meanings: sun, son: hear, here: meet, meat: to, two: eight, ate: sea, see: pore, pour, etc.
    amessageofhope

    Answer by amessageofhope at 1:08 AM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Yes, I had to explain them all to my child last year.
    CaLizzyMom

    Answer by CaLizzyMom at 12:31 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • The previous answers refer only to homophones(same sound). Homonyms also contain homographs (same spelling), which are words that are spelled the same but are pronounced differently and have different meanings.


    All homophones are homonyms (same name: either spelling or sound) but not all homonyms are homophones, some are homographs.


    I taught elementary for years.  I know this stuff. Plus, here's a link to support me.

    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 4:07 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Yes my kids are always getting them mixed up antonyms.
    CometGirl

    Answer by CometGirl at 7:50 AM on Aug. 12, 2010

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