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Words that are spelled differently but sound the same

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Today we have an exercise on homophones, which, as you have probably guessed from the title of the lesson, means words that are spelled differently but sound the same (They are sometimes called heterographs, but it's not important to get that technical).

For example, to, two, and too

Now choose the correct word for each sentence.

Easy? How many did you get correct?

Do you know these homonyms?

  • 1 - There are ___ many people in the lift. Someone will have to get out.



  • 2 - Most of the employees in my company are ___.



  • 3 - She was dressed simply in a ___ black dress.



  • 4 - The guitarist smashed up his ___ on-stage at the end of the concert.



  • 5 - Her illness is believed to be caused by defective ___.



  • 6 - We saw a ___ while hiking in Scotland.



  • 7 - That's ___ favourite shop.



  • 8 - Did you ___ what I said?



  • 9 - My mother won't let me ___ my hair.



  • 10 - I thought you'd made a mistake, but it seems you were ___ all along.