#EngQuiz: homophone

Fellas, ada yang pernah bingung waktu dengar orang mengucapkan ‘flour’ – ‘flower,’ ‘love’ – ‘laugh,’ ‘hear’ – ‘here,’ etc? Terdengar sama, tapi beda arti. Walau terdengar sama, arti dan penggunaan kata dalam konteks kalimat berbeda.

Bagaimana membedakannya? Sering-sering dengar percakapan Bahasa Inggris atau bisa juga dengan membaca tulisan berbahasa Inggris dengan lantang.

Ayo kita latihan membedakan kata-kata yang terdengar mirip. Baca kalimat-kalimat berikut secara lantang dan pilih satu kata di dalam tanda kurung.

1. I get lots of (presence/presents) on my birthday.
presence
presents
Difference: Presence – kehadiran, presents – kado

2. The librarian might (wave/waive) the fine on your overdue book.
wave
waive
Difference: Wave – ombak/melambai, waive – menghapus/meniadakan.

3. They are going to (annual/annul) my membership.
annual
annul
Difference: Annual – tahunan, annul – membatalkan

4. Jason (bald/bawled) when he lost all his hair.
bald
bawled
Difference: Bald – botak, bawled – menangis meraung-raung.

5. Jane’s (manner/manor) was very strange today.
manner
Difference: Manner-cara/sikap/tata krama, manor-rumah megah.
manor

6. Will you hand me that (bail/bale) of plastic sheets?
bail
bale
Difference: Bail – uang jaminan, bale – bungkusan besar.

7. What are we going to do with all the (correspondence/correspondents) we receive in the mail?
correspondence
Difference: Correspondence – surat. Correspondent – orang yg menulis surat.
correspondents

8. Oliver is a member of the (cast/caste) in the play.
cast
Difference: Cast – melempar/kelompok pemeran, caste – kasta sosial.
caste

9. Jim turns into a major (cougher/coffer) after smoking a cigarette.
cougher
Difference: Cougher – penderita batuk, coffer – kotak penyimpanan.
coffer

10. The cat (clause/claws) the couch every day.
clause
claws
Difference: Clause – klausa kalimat, claws – cakar binatang.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, February 15, 2012


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