The 10 Most Common Homographs
Homographs are words that are spelt the same but pronounced differently. So what are the 10 most common in English? Here we go:
Feel free to use /juːz/ our swimming pool anytime you like.
What’s the use /juːs/ of learning English?
My lucky number /ˈnʌmbə/ is 5.
If my feet get any number /ˈnʌmə/, they’ll fall off!
Do you live /lɪv/ around here?
I’m a big fan of live /laɪv/ wrestling.
Does /dəz/ anyone know the way to Leamington Spa?
Male deers are called stags and female deers are called does /dəʊz/.
Have you read /red/ today’s newspaper?
Please read /ri:d/ the instructions very carefully.
I’m convinced the old house /haʊs/ on the hill is haunted.
The zoo houses /ˈhaʊzɪz/ one of the rarest animals in the world.
Could you close /cləʊz/ the window?
I’ve always been really close /cləʊs/ to my sister.
Don’t forget to wind /waɪnd/ your watch.
The wind /wɪnd/ is terrible today!
Don’t drink the water. The lead /led/pipes are rusty.
You lead /li:d/ the way and I’ll follow you.
Row, row, row /rəʊ/ the boat, gently down the stream.
My neighbours had a very noisy row /raʊ/ last night.