Category Archives: Homophones

A wet blanket

A person whose low spirits or lack of enthusiasm have a depressing effect on others. a dull or depressing person who spoils other people’s enjoyment.

Example:

Jack’s fun at parties, but his brother’s a wet blanket.

I was with Anne and she was being a real wet blanket.

Homophones

Weigh/Way

Examples:

Can you tell me the weigh to centre of town?   

Can you tell me the way to centre of town?

Meanings:

Weigh: to have a particular weight.
Waythe manner or style in which someone does something or in which something happens.

Pears/Pairs

Examples:

How many pears of trousers do you own?

How many pairs of trousers do you own? 

Meanings:

Pears: a sweet juicy fruit that has a round base and is thinner near the top, or the tree that produces this fruit.

Pairs: an object that is made from two similar parts that are joined together.

Meat/Meet

Examples:

Let’s  meat for lunch tomorrow.

Let’s  meet for lunch tomorrow.

 

Heir/Air

Examples:

His new girlfriend is  air to a fortune. (heir)

His new girlfriend is  heir to a fortune.

 

Isle/Aisle

Examples:

Walking down the  isle was the scariest thing Ellen had ever done. (aisle)

Walking down the  aisle was the scariest thing Ellen had ever done.

 

Principle/Principal

Examples:

The school  principle is going to speak to everyone at midday. (principal)

The school  principal is going to speak to everyone at midday.

Great/Grate

Examples:

Great the cheese over the vegetables and bake for twenty minutes. (grate)

Grate the cheese over the vegetables and bake for twenty minutes.

 

Main/Mane

Examples:

The horse tossed its  main and neighed. (mane)

The horse tossed its  mane and neighed.

 

Add/Ad

Examples:

The recent add  from Coca- Cola is amazing. (ad)

The recent ad  from Coca- Cola is amazing. 

 

Place/Plaice

Examples:

This fish bar does the best place and chips in town. (plaice)

This fish bar does the best plaice and chips in town.