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Grade 5 - English Language
1.29 Homonyms

Homonyms are words that are spelled and pronounced the same but have different meanings. In other words, homonyms are words with one spelling and one pronunciation, but two unrelated meanings.

Examples:
bark - cry of a dog, fox or seal; outer protective sheath of the trunk of a tree
bat - a bit of wood used in a game; a little furry critter
bear - large mammal; to tolerate or support
dear - regard with deep affection; expensive
down - towards a lower place; soft fine feathers of a young bird
exact - precise or accurate; inflict(revenge) on someone
kind - considerate and generous; class or type of things having similar characteristics
left - opposite of right; departed
order - arrangement of things to a particular sequence or method; authoritative command or directive
peak - pointed top of mountain; stiff brim at front of a cap
pole - ends of the axis of rotation; fishing rod; long piece of metal or wood
trip - to stumble or fall; journey or excursion
wave - motion with hand in greeting; ridge of water curling into shore

Directions: Choose the homonym that matches all the definitions given in each question. Use the homonym in sentences to match each definition.

Q 1: cry of a dog, fox or seal; outer protective sheath of the trunk of a tree
trunk
bark
break

Q 2: regard with deep affection; expensive
dare
dear
deer

Q 3: to stumble or fall; journey or excursion
pilgrimage
trip
break

Q 4: a bit of wood used in a game; a little furry critter
eagle
bat
stick

Q 5: opposite of right; departed
wrong
leave
left

Q 6: Large mammal; to tolerate or support
elephant
bear
rhino

Q 7: ends of the axis of rotation; fishing rod; long piece of metal or wood
tip
point
pole

Q 8: pointed top of mountain; stiff brim at front of a cap
peek
peak
beak

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