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Revise Homophones 3

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

'Revise Homophones 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:   Extend and Apply Grammatical Knowledge

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Some words sound alike but are spelt differently and have totally different meanings. These are called homophones.

 

The Greek word 'homo' means 'same' and 'phone' means 'sound'.

Here is a sentence with a word underlined. The underlined word is incorrect in this sentence.

Write the correct word to fit the sentence in the text box below:

 

I am not aloud to go out after dark.

Write the correct word to fit the sentence in the text box below:

 

I asked her for advise but she said she couldn't help.

Write the correct word to fit the sentence in the text box below:

 

Two pains of glass were broken in the shop window.

Write the correct word to fit the sentence in the text box below:

 

There is a building sight at the end of our road.

Write the correct word to fit the sentence in the text box below:

 

My mum says that my baby brother tyres her out.

Write the correct word to fit the sentence in the text box below:

 

The little boy stood up and started to ball.

Write the correct word to fit the sentence in the text box below:

 

If you don't practice your guitar playing you won't improve.

Write the correct word to fit the sentence in the text box below:

 

If we waist time we will miss the train.

Match up the words on the left with the category that they belong in.

 nounprepositionverb
through
threw
practise
practice
council
counsel

Match up the words on the left with the category that they belong in.

 adverbnounverbnoun and adjective
advise
advice
quite
quiet
allowed
aloud
  • Question 1

Here is a sentence with a word underlined. The underlined word is incorrect in this sentence.

Write the correct word to fit the sentence in the text box below:

 

I am not aloud to go out after dark.

CORRECT ANSWER
allowed
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'aloud' means something is audible, whereas 'allowed' means someone has been permitted to do something.
  • Question 2

Write the correct word to fit the sentence in the text box below:

 

I asked her for advise but she said she couldn't help.

CORRECT ANSWER
advice
EDDIE SAYS
'Advise' (verb) is the activity where you offer someone suggestions, whereas 'advice' (noun) is what you give them.
  • Question 3

Write the correct word to fit the sentence in the text box below:

 

Two pains of glass were broken in the shop window.

CORRECT ANSWER
panes
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'pains' means to suffer, whereas 'panes' are sheets of glass.
  • Question 4

Write the correct word to fit the sentence in the text box below:

 

There is a building sight at the end of our road.

CORRECT ANSWER
site
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'sight' means the ability to see, whereas 'site' refers to an area.
  • Question 5

Write the correct word to fit the sentence in the text box below:

 

My mum says that my baby brother tyres her out.

CORRECT ANSWER
tires
EDDIE SAYS
'Tyres' are the rubber covering a wheel, whereas 'tires' means to exhaust someone.
  • Question 6

Write the correct word to fit the sentence in the text box below:

 

The little boy stood up and started to ball.

CORRECT ANSWER
bawl
EDDIE SAYS
A 'ball' is something you play with, whereas 'bawl' means to weep or cry noisily.
  • Question 7

Write the correct word to fit the sentence in the text box below:

 

If you don't practice your guitar playing you won't improve.

CORRECT ANSWER
practise
EDDIE SAYS
'Practise' (verb) is the activity where you exercise, whereas 'practice' (noun) refers to the act itself and not who's doing it.
  • Question 8

Write the correct word to fit the sentence in the text box below:

 

If we waist time we will miss the train.

CORRECT ANSWER
waste
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'waist' means the body part above the hips, whereas 'waste' means to lose or spend something unwisely.
  • Question 9

Match up the words on the left with the category that they belong in.

CORRECT ANSWER
 nounprepositionverb
through
threw
practise
practice
council
counsel
EDDIE SAYS
through = preposition
threw = verb
practise = verb
practice = noun
council = noun
counsel = verb
  • Question 10

Match up the words on the left with the category that they belong in.

CORRECT ANSWER
 adverbnounverbnoun and adjective
advise
advice
quite
quiet
allowed
aloud
EDDIE SAYS
advise = verb
advice = noun
quite = adverb
quiet = could be both an adjective and a noun
allowed = verb
aloud = adverb
---- OR ----

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