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Homophones and Homonyms Practice Exercises (page 2)

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Updated on Sep 20, 2011

Practice Exercise 2

Draw lines to match each confusing word with its definition.

Confusing Word Definition
1. adapt a. double
2. except b. written clearly
3. persecute c. have an effect on something
4. bibliography d. punish
5. legible e. exclude
6. dual f. list of books
7. affect g. modify or change
8. adopt h. take legal action against
9. prosecute i. go ahead or in front of
10. precede j. take on as one's own

Answer

1. g
2. e
3. d
4. f
5. b
6. a
7. c
8. j
9. h
10. I

Practice Exercise 3

Fill in the blanks with words you've learned in this lesson.

1. Submitting school assignments in __________ form is always sure to get you halfway to your teacher's heart.
2. Authors often include a __________ at the end of their books in order to direct readers to additional resources on the same subject.
3. Jin and Lin, both from Beijing, were __________ by the Adams family last year.
4. To __________ to American ways, the girls have had to learn new customs as well as new words.
5. The __________ of studying regularly is often an improvement in your schoolwork.
6. __________ schoolwork often suffers when athletes spend too much time on the field.
7. The teacher, __________ the students call Ms. Sunshine, always smiles and laughs at her students' jokes.
8. The mean girls in the classroom next door were __________ in trouble with their teacher.
9. The __________ of the Beatles usually starts with their beginnings in Liverpool.
10. Georgina, who claimed she only listened to classical music, was __________ in the Beatles.

Answer

1. legible
2. bibliography
3. adopted
4. adapt
5. effect
6. their
7. whom
8. always
9. biography
10. uninterested

Words You Should Now Know

Confusing Word Pairs

  • accept/except
  • ensure/insure
  • adapt/adopt
  • disinterested/uninterested
  • affect/effect
  • persecute/prosecute
  • all ready/already
  • personal/personnel
  • all ways/always
  • their/there/they're
  • bibliography/biography
  • weather/whether
  • breath/breathe
  • who/whom
  • dual/duel
  • your/you're

Additional Vocabulary Words You Should Now Know

  • homonym
  • karat
  • homophone
  • legible

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