Compilation of 10 Dual Meaning English Words (Homonyms) – Free Spoken English lessons (ESL)
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Compilation of 10 Dual Meaning English Words (Homonyms) – Free Spoken English lessons (ESL)

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There are many words in English that have multiple meanings. In today’s English lesson with your new English teacher Alisha, you will learn about such dual meaning words which are very common in English conversation, yes, you often use them regularly in your spoken English. They are called Homonyms. Homonyms are words that have the same spelling and pronunciation but have different meanings. This collection of 10 simple homonyms will help you to understand the various ways these words can be used appropriately in spoken English. Improve your English speaking with our free ESL lessons to speak fluent English confidently.

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A study of homonyms will enhance the capability of a learner to both speak as well as interpret English in a better manner. Let us look at the 10 very simple and basic examples:

1.Bank: Is a place where we deposit our cash/jewellery etc
Sentence: I will go to the bank today.

The other meaning of the word bank is trust or Vishwas.
Sentence: I can bank on you.

2.Book: Book can be a storybook or a recipe book or a book that we read in school or colleges
Sentence: This is my favourite storybook.

The word book is also used to express reservations, such as :
Sentence: I have booked two movie tickets today.

3.Can: Can is a word used to express the capability of a person to do something
Sentence: I can sing OR I can dance.

the word Can is also referred to as a container to contain liquids.
Sentence: This can of oil is very heavy.

4.Lie: Lie is a word that most popularly means to refrain from the truth
Sentence: Do not lie to me.

This word also means to relax
Sentence: I want to lie down now because I am very tired.

5.Light: This word not only means light however it also means the opposite of heavy i.e something which is easy to carry or hold

Sentence: It is very dark here, please switch the light on for me.
Sentence: My school bag is very light.

6.Like: This word is primarily used to express affinity
Sentence: I like to eat pizzas.

The other use of this word is to express the similarity between things.
Sentence: He dances like a movie star.

7. Kind: The first meaning of this word is someone who is compassionate.
Sentence: My mother is very kind.

The other meaning can be to express the various kinds of items/objects.
Sentence: There are various kinds of pizzas available in the market.

8.Fair: this word means someone who is of a lighter complexion.
Sentence: This girl is very fair.

The other meaning of this word is to be just right.
Sentence: The honourable Judge made a fair judgement.

9.Lose/Loose: This is a tricky one because a lot of them make a mistake.
Lose: this word is used when we lose something or misplace something,
Sentence:. Do not lose your book.

And the word Loose is used when something does not fit well.
Sentence: This shirt is very loose.

10.Will: Will is used very often in simple sentences to express desire.
Sentence: I will go to watch a movie today.

The other meaning of this word is a legal document that talks about inheritance.
Sentence: This is my grandfather's will.

Do practice the above homonyms in different sentences and enhance your ability to speak English fluently.

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