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    words

    Can I say that polysemy is always between words that have the same part of speech whereas homonymy is always between words that have different parts of speech?

    Examples for homonymy:
    can v
    can n
    dove v
    dove n
    train v
    train n
    light adj
    light n

    Examples for polysemy:
    star n (a natural luminous body visible in the sky especially at night)
    star n (the principal member of a theatrical or operatic company who usually plays the chief roles)


    Please, I want some examples for polysemy.
    Last edited by sash2008; 11-Jun-2009 at 04:38.

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    Re: words

    Teachers,
    Am I right?

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