Homophones Examples with Sentences in English Vocabulary

Homophones Examples with Sentences!

Homophone definition is – one of two or more words pronounced alike but different in meaning or derivation or spelling (such as the words to, too, and two).

Below is the list of some basic and advanced homophones examples with sentences.

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Homophones Examples with Sentences

1 . Access–  approach

I have no access to the President of Pakistan.

Excess– More than due 

 Excess of everything is bad.

2 Accept– To receive a thing, to

The Principal accepted my request for a fee concession. 

Except

All the students except Akram have been fined.

3 Adapt– Make fit

Every country has to adapt itself according to the changed condition of life.

Adopt– Take-up 

He adopted unfair means in the examination.

Adept– Clever, Skillful

He is adept in the art of pleasing people.

4 Advice – Noun

My advice fell flat upon him.

Advise– Verb 

I advise you not to smoke.

5 Affect- 

1- To have an effect on 2- To pretend to 

  1. The climate of this place has affected his health.
  2. He affected madness in the play.

Effect- Result

His words produced no effect upon me.

  1. Affection – Love 

I have great affection for my students.

Affectation: 

He is all pose and affectation

7 Allusion:

He made many allusions to the poetry of Iqbal in his 

Illusion– Deceptive appearance 

True happiness in this world is only an illusion.

8 Altar (Noun)- 

An elevated place of wore-hip

Alter (verb)- To change

He altered his decision on the eleventh

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9 Altogether

I am altogether ignorant of your success in the examination. 

All together– All in one company 

They went to see the picture altogether.

10 All-ready– all prepared 

We are all ready to leave for Lahore. 

Already- Before a suggested time 

He has already left for Lahore.

11 . Apposite

Your answer was quite apposite.

Opposite– Contrary, facing back to back

My house is situated opposite the Government College.

  1. Ascent– Upward flight 

The ascent of the Murree Hills is not very difficult.

Assent – Agreement

The President gave his assent to the University Bill.

13 Aught– Anything

He might be dead for aught I care.

Ought– Should 

You ought to lend him some money.

  1. Assay– attempt 

He assayed at climbing the hill.

Essay– Piece of writing

He wrote a beautiful essay on the poetry of Dr. Iqbal.

15 Antics– Queer- Odd

Everybody laughed at his foolish antics. 

Antique– of old times, old

This traveler has come from the antique land of Egypt.

16 Bare– 1 .Adjective, uncovered 2- Verb- To 

He went in the bitter cold bareheaded. 

The dog bared its teeth.

Bear– Noun 

He was killed in the forest by a bear.

17 Bail– Security 

The accused was released on bail.

Bale – A bundle 

We have four hundred bales of cotton in our go down.

18 Beach– Shore

We stood on the beach and enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the sea.

Beech– A kind of tree 

We have planted many beech trees in our garden.

19 Baron– Title of

The barons are very powerful in England.

Barren– Not -conducive to growth

He has many acres of barren land.

20 Berth– An allotted place 

Have you got your berth reserved in the Chenab Express?

Birth– The act of being born 

The birth of our great leader falls in the last week of December. 

Homophones Examples with Sentences

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21 Ballot– Secret Vote

We did not use fake ballot papers in the election.

Ballet

We enjoyed the Chinese ballet at the theatre.

22 Beat (verb) to strike 

The teacher beats the boys in the class mercilessly.

Beet– A vegetable 

Sugar is made from beet also.

23 Beside- At the side 

He is sitting beside the in the class.

Besides– In addition to 

He gets a bonus besides his salary.

24 Break– To separate into parts

He broke the windows and entered the house.

Brake– Device for stopping the motion of the wheel

The brakes of my car are defective.

25 Bridal– Pertaining to marriage 

She wore the bridal ring on her finger at the party.

Bridle– A rope etc. for a horse 

I require a bridle for my horse.

26 Born– To be brought into existence by birth 

He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

Borne– Past tense of

He has borne his misfortunes like a brave man.

27 Calendar– A table showing days and months of a year 

Please consult the wall calendar to know the exact day of your marriage.

Calender (verb) – to press cloth

Please calender this shift of mine.

28 Canon– A rule in general 

He follows the religious canons strictly.

Cannon– A large gun

The general decided to use cannons against the enemy.

29 Canvas– A kind of coarse

He is wearing canvas shoes.

Canvass– To solicit vote

He is canvassing for his friend, Akram.

30 Cast– (verb) to throw 

He cast the old books away.

Caste– A social class

Ikram does not believe in the caste system.

31. Ceiling– The inner part of the

The ceiling of the room is painted red.

Sealing– To put a stamp 

The clerk was sealing the letters in his office.

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32 Cell – A narrow room 

The culprit was locked up in a cell 

Sell– To give up something for money 

This book is selling like hotcakes. 

33 Cite– To quote

He cited the Holy Quran during the course of his speech.

Site– an important place

His house is situated at a good site.

Sight– view

The hills of Murree present a good sight.

34 Check– To stop

We could not check him from going to the theatre.

Cheque– A written order, asking the bank to pay money.

I gave him a cheque worth Rs. one million.

35 Coarse – Rough 

My shift is made of coarse clothes.

Course– Direction taken 

The river Ravi has changed its course.

36 Compliment– A ceremonious greeting 

Please pay my compliments to your mother.

Complement– That which fills up or completes 

The husband and wife complement each other.

37 Collusion– A secret understanding for a fraudulent purpose. 

The thief ran away from the jail in collusion with the police.

Collision– The act of striking together

Many lives were lost in the collision between a bus and a care

  1. Chord– A string of a musical instrument 

He broke the chord of the violin while playing on it.

Cord: A thin rope 

Please tie this packet with a piece of cord.

  1. Complacent– Satisfied 

He feels complacent and happy at his success in the examination. 

Complaisant– Obliging,

He is liked by everyone because he possesses complaisant manners

40 Coma – Unnatural heavy sleep 

His father is lying in a state of coma in the hospital.

Comma– A punctuation mark

Please put a comma at the end of this sentence.

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41 Confidant – A friend taken into confidence 

I told the secret of my failure in the examination only to my confidant.

Confident – Having confidence 

Pakistan is quite confident of her victory (Ü) in the cricket match.

42 Corporal – Pertaining to the body 

Corporal punishment must be prohibited in schools God is not a corporeal being.

Corps– A body of troops. 

He got a commission in the medical corps of the army.

43 Corpse– The dead body of a human being 

His corpse was found lying in a ditch.

Cession– To cede, to give up

The cession of East Pakistan from West Pakistan was a tragic event of Muslim History.

Session– a period during which a public body sits

The college hours for the summer session changed from the 1st of April.

44 Casual– Occasional 

I applied for 3 days of casual leave.

Causal – Of cause

There is a causal relationship between smoking and ill health.

45 Council– An assembly

His father is a member of the Union Council.

Counsel– Advice

You should act upon the counsel of your teacher.

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47 Cemetery– Graveyard 

He is buried in the Muslim cemetery.

Symmetry– Harmony

She has a fine symmetry of features.

48 Cloth Unsewn fabric

We bought some country-made cloth from the market.

Clothes– Garments

She washed her clothes herself.

49 Clock 

When the clock strikes nine, I go to the bank.

Cloak– A loose outer garment 

English women wear cloaks nowadays.

50 Cue

The actor missed his cue and came to the stage late.

Queue

Please stand in a queue and get the tickets in your turn.

51 Dairy– Place for keeping milk, cattle 

The butter Pak Dairy is conducive to health. 

Diary- A notebook 

He has a notebook.

52 Deceased– Dead 

The deceased was a man of gentle habits.

Diseased– sick – ill 

A diseased mind has a diseased body.

53 Defer– To put off 

The meeting of the college council was deferred to the next month. 

Differ– To have a difference 

I differ with you in this matter.

54 Dependant– One who depends upon others 

He has to support many dependents.

Dependent– Depending upon 

Your success in the examination is dependent upon hard work.

  1. Deprecate– to express disapproval 

He deprecated my habit of overspending in the parties 

Depreciate– to lose in value

This car has depreciated in value due to overuse.

56 Descent

He injured his foot while coming down the descent of the hill.

Dissent- Disagreement

There was a widespread dissent among the members of the cabinet over this bill.

  1. Device– A scheme

He used a strange device to punish his servant.

Devise– Invent

He devised a new machine for washing the clothes.

58 Dew – Moisture – that falls during the night 

The dewdrops on the leaves of the grass looked like pearls.

Due– Owing as a right 

I paid what was due to him.

59 Desert- A barren region

The desert of Gobi is the most dangerous tract of land in the world.

Dessert– Fruit, served after a meal

After dinner, they hosted us with a delicious dessert.

60 Die– To cease to exist 

He died of a heart attack.

Dye- To stain, to color

Please dye my turban.

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61 Dose– Measured quantity of medicine

You should take two doses of medicine daily.

Doze– Light

He dozed in the classroom and was punished by the teacher. 

62 Draft– Script 

He prepared a draft of his statement

Draught- One sip

He took the cup of milk in a single draught.

  1. Dual– Double

We have got dual desks in our classroom.

Duel– Fight between two persons.

They fought a duel over a beautiful girl.

64 Deference– Respect

You should pay deference to your parents.

Difference– A way of being unlike 

There is a great difference between a specialist and an ordinary.

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  1. Edible– Fit to be eaten

The doctors recommend edible oil for cooking.

Audible – Loud 

His voice was audible to me.

  1. Eligible– Fit to be chosen 

The women are also eligible for this post. 

Illegible– Which cannot be read 

His handwriting is illegible.

67 Emigrant– A person who leaves his own country and goes to live in another

Many Pakistani emigrants are not treated well in England.

Immigrant – One who comes into a country from another. 

Many of the immigrants in America have been given land by the Government.

  1. Eminent– Conclusion 

His father is an eminent doctor of the city.

Imminent– At

The next war is imminent.

69 Elicit– To draw a conclusion

I elicited much information from her.

Illicit – Unfair

He keeps an illicit wine shop.

70 Empire – A group of countries under one  

The British Empire marked the glory of the English before World War-Il 

Umpire– the judge in the match

The umpire in the cricket match did not act.

71 Fair– A show of goods advertising, beautiful

The fair is in full swing. 

Fare– The price charged to carry a person

What is the railway fare from Multan to Lahore?

72 Feat- Bodily action showing skill or strength

The juggler showed many feats to us.

Feet-

He washes his feet regularly.

73 Flea – An insect

The fleas in my bed did not let me sleep at night.

Flee– To run away 

The Indian army fled away from the battlefield in the 1965 war.

74 Floor

He sat on the floor.

Flour- 

The price of flour is going up nowadays.

75 Further– Advance space, time, quality

He further said that he would go on strike.

Farther– At a greater distance

We went farther into the valley and saw a beautiful lion there.

76 Gait– A way or manner of walking

She has got a lovely gait.

Gate– Entrance 

The main gate of the college is locked.

77 Gaol– Prison 

The coun sent the thief to gaol.

Goal– Distance- destination

He reached his goal after great difficulty.

78.Gamble– to play for money 

He gambled away all his fortune.

 Gambol– To frisk 

The young ones of the deer were gamboling in a park.

82 Ghastly – Hornby

He turned pale at the ghastly murder of his neighbor

Ghostly– Pertaining to ghost 

The atmosphere of the vacant house is ghostly.

82- Grate– Try to It fire in the grate.

The child grates his teeth in Sleep.

Great 

The Ouajd-i-Azam was a great leader of the Muslims.

  1. HailSmall heaps of ice 

It hailed yesterday and then became cold.

Hale– Healthy

He Jocks gate hale and hearty even in his old age.

84.Heal– To cure

Penicillin will heal your wound.

Heel- The hind part of the future.

The heel of my right shoe needs repair

85.Heard– Past tense of

I have already heard this story many times.

Herd– A number of beasts 

A sheep was stolen from his herd.

  1. Hoard– To store 

Please do not hoard the provisions of daily life.

Horde– Great number 

The villagers were attacked by a horde of dacoits last night.

87.Human – Belonging to a man

Human nature is the same all over the world.

Humane– Kind

Our professor of English is quite humane and kind to the boys.

89  honorary– without salary

He is an honorary secretary of the college committee.

Honorable – Worthy of respect

My father is an honorable member of society.

90 idle

The idle workers were dismissed from service.

Idol– an image 

Muslims do not worship idols.

91 Imaginary– 

She has imaginary doubts about her success.

Imaginative– Full of imagination

Keats is an imaginative poet.

92 Impossible– That which is not possible

It is impossible to reach the sun.

Impassable– That which cannot be passed 

This river is impassable at this place.

93 Industrial – Relating to industry 

Pakistan has made great progress in the industrial field.

Industrious– Hardworking 

The teachers of our college are intelligent and industrious.

94 Ingenious– Clever, shrewd 

The thief devised an ingenious method to run away from the prison. 

Ingenuous- Open- Frank 

He is fair and ingenious in his dealings.

95 Judicial– Pertaining to court

Let us have a judicial inquiry into the murder case of Liaquat Ali Khan.

Judicious– Wise 

His decision to marry was quite judicious on his part.

96 Junction– place of meeting.

Khanewal is a famous railway junction in Pakistan.

Juncture– State of affairs 

At the juncture of history, he fled away from the country.

97 Later – The comparative degree of late 

He came later in the class than I expected. 

Latter – Of two things, one which is mentioned second?

Of Aslam and Arshad, the latter is more intelligent.

98 Lessen – To make or become 

This medicine has lessened my pain.

Lesson – The amount of teaching given at one time 

He has taught us a lesson on smoking just now

99 Lightning– Electric discharge in clouds 

Lightning killed two birds last night.

Lightning- To lessen.

He was lightening the load of the donkey.

100 Liar- One who tells lies 

He is out and out a liar and untrustworthy fellow

Lawyer– A solicitor

A lawyer is often well versed in the law.

Lose– To have no longer

He lost the keys of the car on the way.

Loose– Free, not tight.

He is wearing a loose shirt today.

Loath– unwilling

I am not loath to help you 

Loathe (verb)– to hate or dislike 

He loathes selfish and dishonest friends.

Lovable – Worthy of love 

His habits are sweet and lovable.

Lovely– Beautiful

The sights of Murree are lovely and beautiful.

LuxuriantRich in growth

The luxuriant growth of the hair on her head is beautiful.

Luxurious– given to luxury

The Mughals led a very luxurious life.

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