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Published on November 12th, 2010 | by What2Learn

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What is a homophone?

A homophone is a word that sounds the same as another word but has a different meaning and different spelling. Examples are ‘to’, ‘too’ and ‘two’. This is a key concept in English lessons and literacy.




Do you think you understand? Try playing this game. Each phrase has an incorrect homophone in it – work out what the homophone is and type the correct spelling. The correct word is shown with it’s letters jumbled up below the question.

There are more games about homophones and many more aspects of teaching English and literacy available here. You will also find a large collection of printable worksheets on the subject.




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