|Homophones from this unit.
You will have met most of these homophones in other units, but they are repeated here, because:
If you confuse these words the computer spellchecker will not spot your mistake - so it is especially important to learn them.
|rain - wet weather
reign - rule as king or queen
reins - to lead a horse
|The heavy rain caused some flooding.
Queen Victoria reigned for 64 years.
Hold the reins lightly.
|need - require
knead - work dough
|I need to get some more sleep.
Knead the dough to make the pizza.
|night - after dark
knight - Sir
|Where were you last night?
Knights were noblemen serving the King.
|I'll - I will, I shall
isle - island
aisle - in church
|I'll print this page and learn the
The Isle of Skye is in Scotland.
The bride walked down the aisle.
|write - with a pen
1) not left
rite - ceremony
wright - maker
|Write it down so you don't forget.
1) We don't drive on the right in England.
2) How many words did you get right?
Some churches use incense in their rites.
A playwright writes plays.
|no - not yes
know - be sure of
|You asked me and I said "No.".
Did you know him well?
|knows - is sure of
nose - on the face
|Nobody knows much about her.
He broke his nose in a fight.
|new - not old
knew - past tense of 'know'
|Do you like my new coat?
I knew him from school.
1) small knock
2) kind of rock music
wrap - cover all round
1) There was a rap on the door.
2) The rap singer sold a million CDs.
Wrap the gift in gold paper.
|dam - to hold back water
damn - curse
|A dam will be built across this
To damn someone is to curse them.
wrest - force away
1) Where are the rest of the gang?
2) I'm exhausted, I need a rest.
He wrested the bag from my grasp.
|him - male pronoun
hymn - song sung in church
|She gave him a big hug.
Everyone joined in the hymn singing.
1) sound made by a bell
wring - twist
1) Did you hear the phone ring?
2) The children stood round in a ring.
Wring out the wet clothes.
|not - negative
knot - tie with e.g. string
|I do not like garlic.
The knot was too tight to undo.
|plum - fruit
plumb - fit pipes
|Mum makes great plum pies.
I'm going to plumb in the new bath.
|heir - successor
air - atmosphere
|The Prince of Wales is heir to the
The scent of roses hung in the air.
|stork - large bird
stalk - plant stem
|Some storks nest on chimneys.
Wheat grows on stalks.
|our - belonging to us
hour - 60 minutes
|We'll eat at our house tonight.
I expected you back an hour ago.
|yolk- middle of egg
yoke - wooden bar
|I like a boiled egg with a soft yolk.
Oxen are controlled by a yoke.