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    Need help with homonyms

    Hello, I know there are words that have the same pronounciations, but have different meanings. For example: Son and Sun, week and wick, etc. But what about Miss and Miss. This word can have different meanings. Miss Universe and I miss you What is this called? I am at 1st semester and got this assigment about homonyms.

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    Re: Need help with homonyms

    Hello, REO. Welcome to UsingEnglish.
    You need to know the difference between 'homonyms' and 'homophones'. Please try here: http://www.onelook.com/

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    Re: Need help with homonyms

    Quote Originally Posted by REOProagent View Post
    For example: Son and Sun, week and wick, etc.
    I am not a teacher.

    Week and wick are neither homophones nor homonyms. Week and weak would have been a better example.

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    Re: Need help with homonyms

    Quote Originally Posted by REOProagent View Post
    Miss Universe and I miss you What is this called?
    Can 'miss' be called an ambiguous word?

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Need help with homonyms

    No, not really. It can be called a homophone.

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    Re: Need help with homonyms

    Please correct the information in your profile, REOProagent.

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    Re: Need help with homonyms

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Can 'miss' be called an ambiguous word?
    Possibly- in a late night bar.

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