FLOUR is to FLOWER

FLOUR is to FLOWER as NIGHT is to a ?

flour

FLOUR

flower

FLOWER

night adult

NIGHT

Hint: What word sounds like night but is spelled differently and has a different meaning?

ANSWER: knight.

 

knight

KNIGHT

FLOUR and FLOWER are homophones.  NIGHT and KNIGHT are homophones too.  Homophones are a type of homonym that sound alike but have different meanings and are spelled differently.  Words that are spelled the same but have different meanings are called homographs.  Homophones and homographs all are homonyms.

Can you name some homographs?

 

Text and art by Cesar, Teresa,  Saikou, and Chris at Northern Nevada Literacy Council,  Nevada.  Susan Robinson is the executive director,  Marianne Rasmusson is the teacher.

 

 

 

 

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