Treebeard's Homepage : Stumpers

Treebeard's Stumper
31 March 2000

Double Meaning

No wonder it's so hard to learn English! Just consider these sentences:

"The bass guitar player had grilled bass for dinner."
"I dove after the wounded dove, but it flew away."
"The archer took a bow before shooting his bow."

Last year we found words that are spelled differently, but pronounced the same. But these homographs are just the opposite. They are spelled the same, but they have different pronunciations and meanings. How many more of these odd words can you find and use in a complete sentence that shows both meanings?

Answer


Last modified .

Copyright © 2000 by Marc Kummel / mkummel@rain.org