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#2164005 - 02/11/18 08:06 PM Homographs & heteronyms
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*Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning. A homograph that is also pronounced differently is a heteronym.*

*You think English is easy?? *I think a retired English teacher was bored...

*Read all the way to the end.................This took a lot of work to put together!*

1) The bandage was *wound *around the *wound.*

2) The farm was used to *produce produce*.

3) The dump was so full that it had to *refuse *more *refuse*.

4) We must *polish *the *Polish *furniture..

5) He could *lead *if he would get the *lead *out.

6) The soldier decided to *desert *his dessert in the *desert..*

7) Since there is no time like the *present*, he thought it was time to *present *the *present.*

8) A *bass *was painted on the head of the *bass *drum.

9) When shot at, the *dove dove *into the bushes.

10) I did not *object *to the *object.*

11) The insurance was *invalid *for the *invalid.*

12) There was a *row *among the oarsmen about how to *row*.

13) They were too *close *to the door to *close *it.

14) The buck *does *funny things when the *does *are present.

15) A seamstress and a *sewer *fell down into a *sewer *line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his *sow *to *sow.*

17) The *wind *was too strong to *wind *the sail.

18) Upon seeing the *tear *in the painting I shed a *tear..*

19) I had to *subject *the *subject *to a series of tests.

20) How can I *intimate *this to my most *intimate *friend?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

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#2164038 - 02/12/18 03:03 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164043 - 02/12/18 03:10 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164081 - 02/12/18 05:16 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164089 - 02/12/18 05:41 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164140 - 02/12/18 08:50 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164337 - 02/13/18 08:57 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164339 - 02/13/18 09:00 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms GuitarDude
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#2164345 - 02/13/18 09:11 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164432 - 02/14/18 03:07 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164440 - 02/14/18 03:31 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164457 - 02/14/18 04:27 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164545 - 02/14/18 08:15 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164581 - 02/14/18 09:53 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164590 - 02/14/18 10:31 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms burkemi
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I lost my pen, I'll look in the aisle for it.


I lost my pen. I think I dropped it when I was petting the sheep in her pen.
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#2164621 - 02/15/18 01:50 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164679 - 02/15/18 04:03 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164707 - 02/15/18 05:22 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164742 - 02/15/18 06:47 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164783 - 02/15/18 07:38 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164785 - 02/15/18 07:51 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2164794 - 02/15/18 08:06 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2165090 - 02/16/18 11:04 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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#2165196 - 02/20/18 06:43 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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There are those that didn't pay attention to their grammar lessons and as a result they're grammatically incorrect.
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#2165200 - 02/20/18 07:01 PM Re: Homographs & heteronyms Rocky P
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