Feb 18, 2013

Who said English was easy to learn?!!

Here are some examples of words known as homographs -- words that are spelled the same, but have more than one meaning. A homograph that is also pronounced differently is called a heteronym.

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 thepresent.
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?