Special Sub-Topic: From A to P - Homonyms
|I took a huge breath of the nice, fresh _____. What is the missing word?|
air. I took a huge breath of the nice, fresh air.
"'Air' is the stuff that we breath (oxygen)". "'Ere' means that something will eventually happen", "'heir' means a person who inherits", while "'err' means to make a mistake".
|She walked down the _____ during the wedding. What is the missing word?|
aisle. She walked down the aisle during the wedding.
An "'aisle' is the walkway". An "'isle' is a island", and "'I'll' is just a contraction of "I will"". Any of these may NOT work, because only 'aisle' does!
|This math paper is such a ____! What is the missing word?|
bore. This math paper is such a bore!
"'Bore' is something you are not interested in, or you are tired of". A "'boar' is a wild pig", and "'boor' is a tasteless buffoon", while a "'Boer' is a South African of Dutch descent".
|The ____ went 'ding, ding!' What is the missing word?|
bell. The bell went 'ding, ding!'
A "'bell' is a thing that can 'ring', or go 'ding, ding'". A "'Bel' is a Babylon god", while just a "'bel' is an Indian thorn tree". A "'belle' is a beautiful woman".
|My favourite vegetable is a ______. What is the missing word?|
carrot. My favourite vegetable is a carrot.
An "edible orange root" is a carrot. A caret is "a proofreader's insertion mark", while a carat is "a unit of weight for precious stones, equal to 200 milligrams". A karat is "one 24th part of otherwise pure gold".
|The cat's ____ dug in my left leg. What is the missing word?|
claws. The cat's claws dug in my left leg.
"'Claws' are really big and long fingernails". "'Claus' (as in Santa Claus) is a jolly old fat guy who delivers presents to all Christmas Eve night". "'Clause' is a contractual unit".
|You have to cook the _____ to make the bread. What is the missing word?|
dough. You have to cook the 'dough' to make the bread.
"'Dough' is uncooked bread". "'Do' is the first note of a diatonic scale", while a 'doe' is a female deer.
|I love ____. What is the missing word?
Key: What you would say to loved ones.|
you. I love you.
This saying is often said to loved ones.
A "'ewe' is a female sheep", and a "'yew' is a type of tree".
|The Eiffel Tower looks very ____! What is the missing word?|
high. The Eiffel Tower looks very high!
"'Hi' is a greeting", "'heigh' is an explanation", and "'hie' means to go very quickly". 'High' means very tall.
|A ____ tree grows in my backyard. What is the missing word?|
pear. A pear tree goes in my backyard.
A 'pear' is a greenish-yellow delicious fruit. If you "'pare' something it means you are cutting it down". A "'pair' is a 'couple', or a set of two".
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