Last Updated : 06 June 2014

Homophones - Exercises

Exercises -1

Fill in the blanks using the right choice given in brackets.

1. Get up my (sun / son).Answer
2. You (ought / aught) to have said it long ago.Answer
3. (Buoys / Boys) float on the sea to warn ships of danger.Answer
4. He skidded because he did not apply the (brake / break).Answer
5. We must try our best to (caste / cast) away all prejudices.Answer
6. I did not have the (hart / heart).Answer
7. The (hair / hare) has a short tail.Answer
8. The flesh of Kangaroo sells very (deer / dear) .Answer
9. He told me the (tail / tale) of a fox.Answer
10. The travellers had a terrible journey through the (torturous / tortuous) road.Answer
11. The children have been playing for (two / too) .Answer
12. What is the (prize / price) of it.Answer
13. Please (pray / prey) for me.Answer
14. We (peel / peal) the orange with a knife.Answer
15. Please (pass / pause) for a while.Answer
16. The time is half (passed / past) ten.Answer
17. Her face became (pale / pall) because of fear.Answer
18. (Ore / Oar) is used to row the boat.Answer
19. (Led / Lead) is a heavy metal.Answer
20. Every airport has a (hanger / hangar) .Answer
21. There is a (whole / hole) in the bucket.Answer
22. The strength for Achilles was on his (heal / heel) .Answer
23. If you want to reach God you have to (forgo / forego) worldly pleasures.Answer
24. (Fowl / Foul) bird does not fly in the air.Answer
25. She nattated series of (descrete / descreet) events.Answer
 

 

 
Exercises -2

Fill in the blanks using the right choice given in brackets.

1. Nobody can ......... what I tell ......... (hear / here)
ans : Nobody hears what I tell here.
Answer
2. ......... desires in our village to become a ......... (nun / none)
ans : None desires in our village to become Non.
Answer
3. She brushed away her ......... when she elarnt her booking was confirmed in three ......... A/c. (tear / tier)
ans : She brushed away her tears when she elarnt her booking was confirmed in three tier A/c.
Answer
4. ......... how the ......... is tumultuous
ans : See how the sea is tumultuous.
Answer
5. ......... ......... you till now? (Were / Where)
ans : Where were you till now?.
Answer
6. I have not ......... the ......... cover book till now. (red / read)
ans : I have not read the red cover book till now.
Answer
7. The house ......... was ......... to work for many hours without rest. (maid / made)
ans : The house maid was made to work for many hours without rest.
Answer
8. They ......... at the market where they buy ......... (meat / meet)
ans : They meet at the market where they buy meat.
Answer
9. Last ........., she was ......... (weak / week)
ans : Last week, she was weak.
Answer
10. ......... people cannot show the ......... way to success. (idle / ideal)
ans : Idle people cannot show the ideal way to success.
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Homonyms Exercises -3

Fill in the blanks using the right choice given in brackets.

1. ........... and ........... are related subjects. (astrology / astronomy)
ans : Astronomy and astrology are related subjects.
Answer
2. She said, “I shall not ....... before I ....... (dye / die)
ans : She said, “I shall not dye before I die.
Answer
3. She ........ on a ....... which was paved with flowers. (road / rode)
ans : She rode on a road which was paved with flowers.
Answer
4. The of animals have never such a melodious music. (heard / herd)
ans : The herd of animals have never heard such a melodious music.
Answer
5. A ....... teacher is always ....... of the needs of the learners. (conscientious / conscious)
ans : A conscientious teacher is always conscious of the needs of the learners.
Answer
6. The ........ he took ........ him. (ails / ale)
ans : The ale he took ails him.
Answer
7. Japan, an ........ country, has a ....... population too. (industrious / industrial)
ans : Japan, an industrial country, has a industrious population too.
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8. ....... people cannot show the ........ way to success. (ideal / idle)
ans : Idle people cannot show the ideal way to success.
Answer
9. There was a ....... on his dying face as he ....... his will. (signed / shine)
ans : There was a shine on his dying face as he signed his will.
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10. ......... people, at times, have ......... fears. (imaginative / imaginary)
ans : Imaginative people, at times, have imaginary fears.
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