Homonyms are words that sound the same but are spelt differently. They may be different parts of speech and may have different meanings. Exercises 1 Six of these sentences contain a mistake. Find the mistakes and correct them. a Unlike many laws of physics, Archimedes’ Principal is over two thousand years old. b Actions that had been agreed at the strategy meeting turned out to be to costly to implement. c A clear distinction has to be made between pushing the boundaries and actually breaking them. d The biodiversity reserve has aloud previously threatened plant species to survive. e Problems such as dyslexia often past unnoticed in the 1960s. f Candidates were advised to submit applications as quickly as possible to be sure of a place. g Not knowing weather to save money or invest it is a common problem these days. h Perfectionists often cannot bare to be criticised. 2 Correct the ten mistakes in this paragraph. One of the problems that arises when your paying for something over the internet is that you never see whose receiving your details at the other end.
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