Printable Handout: Homophones

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Instructions: Which is the correct word?

Q1 - I didn't ____ what she said.
hear
here
Q2 - They forgot to take ____ printouts.
there
their
they're
Q3 - Venison is the meat from a ____.
dear
deer
Q4 - The house is by the ____.
see
sea
Q5 - She held the ____ in her hand.
reigns
rains
reins
Q6 - They tried to ____ the painting.
steel
steal
Q7 - He had to ____ the button on.
sow
sew
Either could be used here.
Q8 - I hope the ____ is fine.
weather
whether
Q9 - He was a medieval ____.
night
knight
Q10 - The building ____ is huge.
site
sight
Q11 - She's as mad as a March ____.
hair
hare
Q12 - She gave him a ____ of her mind.
peace
piece
Q13 - He ____ a snowball at the police officer.
threw
through
Q14 - It's a ____ of time.
waist
waste
Q15 - They didn't ____ us of the danger.
warn
worn
Q16 - They read the poems ____.
allowed
aloud
Q17 - It's made from wheat ____.
flower
flour
Q18 - They've got a ____ at the Ritz.
suit
suite
sweet
Q19 - On the ____, I enjoyed it.
whole
hole
Q20 - It's not much ____ to go.
father
farther
Q21 - You're no ____ of mine!
sun
son
Q22 - He's the ____ to the throne.
air
heir
Q23 - The tea's a bit ____.
weak
week
Q24 - She's the ____ owner.
soul
sole
Q25 - The book is ____ back at the library in two weeks.
dew
due
Q26 - You slow a car with the ____.
brake
break
Q27 - The negative feeling you get when you do something wrong is ____.
gilt
guilt
Q28 - The cyclist was _____ very fast.
peddling
pedalling\pedaling
Q29 - It was ____ madness.
sheer
shear
Q30 - The eagle is a bird of ____.
prey
pray
Q31 - Could you ____ the film for a minute?
paws
pause
Either could be used here.
Q32 - After standing for an hour in the heat, he ____.
feinted
fainted
Q33 - Don't tell them anything- they're not very ____.
discrete
discreet
Q34 - He's very old-fashioned and ____.
stayed
staid
Q35 - Floating ____ are used to help boats navigate.
boys
buoys
bouys
Q36 - He's very ____ and worries about his appearance all the time.
vein
vane
vain
Q37 - They took blood from my ____.
vane
vein
vain
Q38 - I am an innocent ___ in all of this.
pawn
porn
Q39 - That's a ____ tree.
beach
beech
Q40 - We have to make sure the timing's right- we must be in ____.
sink
sync
Q41 - They ____ a huge fish.
caught
court
Q42 - It was like pulling ____ from a shell.
muscles
mussels
Q43 - A person who produces chicken is a ____ farmer.
paltry
poultry

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