50 Examples of Homophones with Sentences

50 Examples of Homophones with Sentences! A homophone is a word that is pronounced in the same way as another word but has a different meaning, even if it is spelled differently. Here are 100 examples of homophones with sentences to help you understand the concept.

100 Examples of Homophones with Sentences

50 Examples of Homophones with Sentences

  1. Pair / Pear:

I have a pair of socks.

I have pear juice.

  1. They’re / Their:

They’re going to paint the shed tomorrow afternoon.

Their favorite color is blue.

  1. Bear / Bear:

Please bear with me while I try to find my keys.

The polar bear was very tired after swimming for hours in the Arctic Ocean.

  1. Can / Can:

Can I help you with your luggage?

The can of soup is in the cupboard.

  1. Canoe / Canoe:

We went canoeing on the lake yesterday.

Do you want to canoe with me?

  1. Not / Knot:

I’m not sure what you mean.

There was a knot in the rope.

  1. Brake / Break:

You should brake before you turn the corner.

I need to break this chocolate into smaller pieces.

  1. Right / Write:

Is this the right road to take?

Please write your name at the top of the page.

  1. Flower / Flour:

I bought some flowers for the table.

There is a sack of flour in the pantry.

  1. Carat / Carrot:

The diamond is two carats.

Do you want a carrot?

  1. One / Won:

I have one brother and two sisters.

We won the match four nil.

  1. Week / Weak:

I work five days a week.

The child is too weak to stand up.

  1. Ring / Wring:

Can you ring the bell, please?

Don’t wring your hands – it won’t help.

  1. Dell / Dull:

The path leads down into the dell.

This knife is too dull to cut through this crusty bread.

  1. Loose / Lose:

I can’t find the remote control – it must be loose somewhere.

If you lose your ticket, you won’t be able to get on the train.

  1. Set / Sit:

Can you please set the table for dinner?

Sit down and I’ll pour you a cup of tea.

  1. Soar / Sore:

The bird soared gracefully through the sky.

My throat is sore – I think I’m getting a cold.

  1. Die / Dye:

The plant died because it didn’t have enough water.

I’m going to dye my hair blue.

  1. Rise / Raise:

What time do you usually rise in the morning?

We need to raise the roof of the shed so that we can stand up in it.

  1. Band / Banned:

The school band is playing in the park today.

Smoking is banned in all public places.

  1. Disc / Disk:

There was a scratch on the disc so I couldn’t play the game.

I need to defragment my computer disk.

  1. Bass / Base:

The bass player in the band is amazing!

Do you have a good base tan before you go on vacation?

  1. Capital / Capitol:

The capital of France is Paris.

The Capitol building is in Washington, D.C.

  1. Duel / Dual:

They had a duel with pistols at dawn.

This car has a dual exhaust system.

  1. Sight / Site:

The sight of the blood made me feel faint.

We’re going to build a new factory on this site.

  1. So / Sow:

I always forget to put soap in the dishwasher, so there are never any suds.

You need to sow the seeds before you can grow a plant.

  1. Tear / Tear:

She tore up the letter after she read it.

There was a tear in his shirt.

  1. Tic / Tick:

I can’t stop this annoying tic in my eye.

Is that the clock ticking?

  1. Email / E-mail:

I sent you an email yesterday but I haven’t received a reply yet.

Do you want me to e-mail you the information?

  1. Faze / Phase:

Nothing seems to faze him – he’s very calm and collected.

We’re in the final phase of the project now.

  1. Cue / Queue:

The actor waited for his cue before he came on stage.

There was a long queue at the bank this morning.

  1. Compliment / Complement:

I complimented her on her new dress.

The green walls complement the brown sofa.

  1. Desert / Dessert:

He was stranded in the desert for days before he was rescued.

I’d like the chocolate cake for dessert, please.

  1. Adverse / Averse:

The adverse weather conditions made driving conditions very difficult.

I’m not averse to trying new things.

  1. Accept / Except:

We accept cash, credit cards and checks.

Everyone except John has arrived.

  1. Affect / Effect:

Her advice had no affect on my child.

The sound of the gunshot had a profound effect on him.

  1. Allude / Elude:

She alluded to the fact that she was going to resign during her speech.

The thief eluded capture for weeks.

  1. Appraise / Apprise:

The appraiser said that the painting was worth a lot of money.

I’ll apprise you of the situation.

  1. Beside / Besides:

Please stand beside me in the photo.

Besides being a teacher, she is also a writer.

  1. Discreet / Discrete:

Can we be discreet about this? I don’t want everyone to know.

There are ten discrete items on the list.

  1. Emigrant / immigrant:

He was an emigrant to the United States.

She is an immigrant from Mexico.

  1. Flounder / Founder:

The company floundered after the scandal.

The ship founded on the rocks.

  1. Historic / Historical:

The building is of historic importance.

The war was a historical event.

  1. Implicit / Explicit:

His meaning was implicit in his words.

She made her feelings explicit in her letter.

  1. Lead / Led:

He will lead the team in the game today.

The child was led by the hand through the museum.

  1. Loose / Lose:

I need to buy a loose-fitting dress for the wedding.

Don’t lose your key – it’s hard to replace.

  1. Optimum / Optimal:

The optimum temperature for this reaction is 100 degrees Celsius.

This is the optimal time to plant the seeds.

  1. Pedal / Peddle:

He was pedaling his bike as fast as he could.

The man was peddling cheap watches on the street corner.

  1. Practicable / Practicable:

It’s not practicable to walk to the city – it’s too far.

The idea is practicable.

50.Precede / Proceed:

The ceremony will precede the reception.

You can proceed with the project.

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