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GRAMMAR

Homonyms

QUICK QUIZ: Homonyms

Answer the questions below. When finished, check your answers below.


    1) The burning candle created a pleasant ____ in the room.

      sent
      cent
      scent


    2) Weíre going to Prague in the spring. Can you recommend some interesting      _____?

      sites
      sights
      cites


    3) If weíre taking the subway, Iíll need to borrow some money for the ____.

      faire
      fare
      fair


    4) Jimmy wants to be president one day. In fact, Bill Clinton is his ____.

      idyll
      idle
      idol


    5) Congratulations! I heard you won a gold ____ in the swimming      competition.

      meddle
      medal
      metal


    6) Please donít ____ in my business. If I need your advice, Iíll ask for  it!

      medal
      metal
      meddle


    7) Would you like a piece of fruit? Perhaps a ____?

      pear
      pair
      pare


    8) Henry VIIIís ____ lasted for 38 years.

      rain
      reign
      rein


    9) Theyíre going to ___ several houses to clear the land for a shopping mall.

      raise
      raze
      rays


    10) Wow! You made that jacket yourself? I didnít even know you could ____.

      sew
      so
      sow


    11) Iíll need your help in making the lasagna. Would you please ____ the      cheese?

      grate
      great


    12) Mike was sent to the _____ office for misbehaving.

      principalís
      principleís


    13) What kind of fish would you like Ė salmon or ____?

      soul
      sole


    14) They sell beautiful _____ from Italy at the Metropolitan Museum gift      shop.

      stationary
      stationery


    15) Jennifer played the ____ of Elizabeth Bennet in her school production of      Pride and Prejudice.

      roll
      role


    16) After speaking for three hours at the conference, Joe was feeling a little      ____.

      hoarse
      horse


    17) Mary didnít win a medal. She came in _____.

      fourth
      forth


    18) The Panama Canal is a stunning ____ of engineering.

      feet
      feat


    19) This interesting new study looks at the ____ of a positive attitude on      health.

      affects
      effects


    20) Student _____ meetings are held every Friday afternoon.

      council
      counsel


Answer Key: 1) scent; 2) sites; 3) fare; 4) idol; 5) medal; 6) meddle; 7) pear; 8) reign; 9) raze; 10) sew; 11) grate; 12) principal's; 13) sole; 14) stationery; 15) role; 16) hoarse; 17) fourth; 18) feet; 19) effects; 20) council
   
 
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