Friday, November 14, 2008

Speak In English Please !

Homonyms are words that are spelled and pronounced the same but have different meanings.
In other words, Homonyms are words with one spelling and one pronunciation, but two unrelated meanings, such as bear or left or just or pole.
Examples:
bat - a bit of wood used in a game
bat - a little furry critter
bear - Large mammal.
bear - to tolerate or support
Homophones are words that are pronounced the same but differ in meaning, derivation, or spelling.
In other words, Homophones are classified as words with two spellings and two meanings, but only one pronunciation.
Examples:
write and right
weight and wait
threw and through
Homographs are words that are spelled the same but differ in meaning, derivation, or pronunciation.
Basically, Homographs are words which have one spelling but two pronunciations and two distinct meanings or usages.
Examples:
pres'ent - a gift
present' - to introduce or offer to view
rec'ord - written or official evidence
record' - to keep an account of