By Miranda Carter
What are homonyms?
Homonyms are words that sound the same but have entirely different meanings.
For example, leak and leek. If your sink is dripping, it is leaking; a leek is a type of onion. Use the quiz below to test your knowledge of homonyms.
This is a silver quiz. If you’re a Silver Member of English with a Smile you can do the quiz online and check your answers.
Dew Drops ("Daisy Drops") by John Flannery
Choose the correct word.
A. When you leave the house make sure you ____________ the door.
B. Your ____________ are all over the floor!
A. Her father was a ____________ in the US Army.
B. I have a corn ____________ stuck in my teeth.
A. What do you think happens after you ____________?
B. I bought some red ____________ for my hair.
A. In the morning you can see ____________, or small drops of water, on the grass.
B. What should we ____________ tonight?
A. Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of America, died in a ____________.
B. I have two passports, so I am a ____________ citizen.
A. Did you receive my ____________? I also sent an email.
B. Science is based on ____________.
A. Excuse me, what is the train ____________?
B. I didn’t think the judge’s ruling was very ____________.
A. I would love to visit ____________. It is a beautiful country.
B. Please put some ____________ in the frying pan – butter or oil are both fine.
A. In time the cut on my arm will ____________.
B. ____________ want to go to sleep during his flight.
A. Which room is ____________?
B. How many ____________ are in a day?
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