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What are homonyms?

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What's a homonym?

Sun and son - what do these two words have in common?

That's right,  they're homonyms.

Homonyms are words that have different meanings and spellings, but share the same pronunciation.

Here's a quick quiz to see how well you know homonyms. If you are unsure of the meaning of any word, please  leave a comment. Let's see if any other users of this site are kind enough to help explain the meanings to you.

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  • My mother says that I'm not ___ to go out alone.

  • Who is that ___ guy standing by the door?

  • The climbers made a ___ in the mountains.

  • I always ___ him at chess.

  • I'm ___ of sitting here. Let's go out.

  • It's snowing ___ much for me to drive.

  • Buy some ___ and eggs. I want to bake a cake.

  • The ball was ___ by the boy.

  • Who ___ last night's big game? Was it Liverpool or Arsenal?

  • I read that ___ book last night.