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Revise Homophones 2

In this worksheet, students select the correct spelling of a homophone to complete a sentence.

'Revise Homophones 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  English

Curriculum subtopic:  Spelling: Homophones

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Look at this sentence:

The water was dripping through the kitchen sealing.

 

The word 'sealing' is correctly spelt, but it is the wrong word for this sentence. The correct word is actually 'ceiling'. The two words are homophones, which means that they are pronounced the same way but mean different things.

 

This worksheet contains sentences where the writer has chosen the wrong homophone. You need to correct the homophone each time, so you may find a dictionary helpful.

The writer of this sentence used the wrong homophone for the underlined word. The correct word sounds the same but is spelt differently. Write it in the answer box.

 

I am holy in agreement with what you are saying.

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

The old house had a seller where we used to play.

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

Rugby players have huge mussels in their arms and legs.

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

The weight of a diamond is measured in carrots.

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

Can you tell me weather or not you will be able to come to the party?

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

The bridle carriage, with the newly wedded couple in the back, was pulled by a magnificent white horse.

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

My brother is over their.

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

The goalie grabbed the ball and through it back.

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

Vikram is a border at his new school as it is a long way from his home.

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

She died her hair a deep shade of chestnut.

  • Question 1

The writer of this sentence used the wrong homophone for the underlined word. The correct word sounds the same but is spelt differently. Write it in the answer box.

 

I am holy in agreement with what you are saying.

CORRECT ANSWER
wholly
EDDIE SAYS
\'Holy\' means sacred, but \'wholly\' means \'fully\' or \'entirely\', so it is the correct word for this sentence.
  • Question 2

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

The old house had a seller where we used to play.

CORRECT ANSWER
cellar
EDDIE SAYS
A \'seller\' is someone who is selling something, whereas a \'cellar\' is the underground part of a house, so it is the correct word for this sentence.
  • Question 3

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

Rugby players have huge mussels in their arms and legs.

CORRECT ANSWER
muscles
EDDIE SAYS
\'Mussels\' are a type of mollusc which are found next to or in the sea. \'Muscles\' are tissues in humans and animals which expand or contract to allow movement.
  • Question 4

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

The weight of a diamond is measured in carrots.

CORRECT ANSWER
carats
EDDIE SAYS
\'Carrots\' are orange root vegetables. A \'carat\' is the unit that precious stones and pearls are measured in.
  • Question 5

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

Can you tell me weather or not you will be able to come to the party?

CORRECT ANSWER
whether
EDDIE SAYS
The \'weather\' is the temperature, dryness, cloudiness etc... of a place. \'Whether\' is a conjunction to express a choice between alternative things, so it is the right word for this sentence.
  • Question 6

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

The bridle carriage, with the newly wedded couple in the back, was pulled by a magnificent white horse.

CORRECT ANSWER
bridal
EDDIE SAYS
A \'bridle\' is the leather strapping used to control a horse\'s head. \'Bridal\' refers to anything concerning a wedding or a bride, so it is the right word for this sentence.
  • Question 7

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

My brother is over their.

CORRECT ANSWER
there
EDDIE SAYS
\'Their\' is used when we are talking about something which belongs to or is associated with someone. \'There\' is used when we are talking about someone or something\'s location.
  • Question 8

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

The goalie grabbed the ball and through it back.

CORRECT ANSWER
threw
EDDIE SAYS
\'Through\' is a preposition used to describe the action of moving in one side and out of the other side of something. \'Threw\' is the past tense of the verb \'throw\', and so it is the correct word for this sentence.
  • Question 9

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

Vikram is a border at his new school as it is a long way from his home.

CORRECT ANSWER
boarder
EDDIE SAYS
A \'border\' is a line separating two areas. A \'boarder\' refers to someone who lives at school during term time.
  • Question 10

Write the correct homophone in the answer box.

 

She died her hair a deep shade of chestnut.

CORRECT ANSWER
dyed
EDDIE SAYS
\'Died\' refers to someone or something that is no longer living. \'Dyed\' is to change the colour of something.
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