Homographs are words which are spelled the same, but with more than one meaning.
Common Homographs in English (With Examples)
If you’re absent more than five times, you fail the course.
He had absented himself from the office for the day.
I can give you the address of a good attorney.
That letter was addressed to me.
I’ll be back in a minute.
Anna stood with her back to the window.
Bounce the ball and try and hit it over the net.
My hands were balled into fists.
We have very little money in the bank.
He jumped in and swam to the opposite bank.
Gabriella can speak French fluently.
All we’ve got is a couple of cans of soup.
They are clips from the new James Bond film.
The wire is held on with a metal clip.
The date on the letter was 30th August 1962.
She and Ron go to the park to date.
September had come and the leaves were starting to fall.
The area is beautiful in the fall.
He’s a big fan of Elvis Presley.
He is turning on the electric fan.
The pilot was instructed to fly the plane to Montreal airport.
A fly was buzzing against the window.
The report assesses the impact of AIDS on the gay community.
The company’s performance was impacted by the high value of the pound.
They have invited me to go to Paris with them.
Thanks for your invite.
The plane leaves at 12.30.
Add a few leaves of fresh basil to the salad.
There’s a letter for you from your mother.
‘B’ is the second letter of the alphabet.
We used to live in London.
The club has live music most nights.
The key was hanging on a nail by the door.
I’ve broken my nail.
We went for a walk in the park.
They had a sheet showing a car park and also cars to cut out.
She was wearing too much perfume.
One bloom has the power to perfume a whole room.
You’ll have to play inside today.
On the next play, Johnson ran 15 yards for a touchdown.
What can I get him for a birthday present?
You’ve got to forget the past and start living in the present.
She hopes to resume work after the baby is born.
He gave a resume of the year’s work and wished the Society another successful year.
You were quite right to criticize him.
Take a right turn at the intersection.
A diamond glittered on her ring finger.
The children sat on the floor in a ring.
Komuro formed a rock band with some friends while in college.
To build the tunnel, they had to cut through 500 feet of solid rock.
She has a rose garden.
They rose from the table.
I have a 12-inch ruler.
King Priam was a firm, but just ruler.
This is the second time it’s happened.
The water flows at about 1.5 meters per second.
The ships sink to the bottom of the sea.
I felt chained to the kitchen sink.
I have nothing more to say on the subject.
Biology is my favorite subject.
He had to tie her hands together.
I wear a shirt and tie at work.
He’s far too young to go on his own.
“I’m feeling hungry.” – “Me too.”
We watch to see what would happen next.
She kept looking anxiously at her watch.
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