Could You Pass This English Homophones Quiz?

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Homophones have proven to be very confusing for most of us, and we find ourselves using the wrong words for different scenarios. As discussed in class, these types of words have the same pronunciation but are used differently. Do you think you can pass these English homophones quiz? Why don’t you try it out and see how high you score?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Crossing the railway tracks is never _________ (aloud/allowed).
  • 2. 
    The traveller was carrying a bag which was very ___ (lite/light).
  • 3. 
    The horse had a beautiful __________ (mane/main).
  • 4. 
    The girl _________ (rode/road) her horse very well.
  • 5. 
    We went to a drama yesterday which turned out to be a big _________ (bore/boar).
  • 6. 
    We had to  __________ (wait/weight) for a long time in the Governor's office.
  • 7. 
    My sister went to the __________ (flower/flour) mill with my mother yesterday.
  • 8. 
    The carpenter had ________ (dyed/died) his hair brown.
  • 9. 
    The traffic police ______ (blew/blue) the whistle and asked the truck driver to stop.
  • 10. 
    My aunt served us delicious ___________ (desert/dessert) last night after dinner.
  • 11. 
    It is a beautiful story of a __________ (knight/night) who saves a damsel in distress heroically.
  • 12. 
    Some diseases are believed to be passed on from the parents' _________ (genes/jeans) to the offspring.
  • 13. 
  • 14. 
    The Collector gave his ______________ (ascent/assent) to our firm's proposal.
  • 15. 
    My cousin finished her five year _____________ (course/coarse) in last December.
  • 16. 
    The little girl had __________ (grown/groan) quite tall in the last couple of years.
  • 17. 
    The _________ (due/dew) on the flower petals was a wonderful sight.
  • 18. 
    In the second innings India tried hard to __________ (rest/wrest) the initiative from England.
  • 19. 
    The dog came running in when it heard the bell _________ (wring/ring).
  • 20. 
    The old man could not sleep on the upper __________ (berth/birth).