Thursday, November 17, 2011

Super Duper Homonyms and Pronouns

Super Duper Homonyms and Pronouns An Interview with Clint Johnson.
Clint, I understand that Super Duper has created two new educational grammar-based card decks
Let me ask you some questions about them–
1) What exactly are homonyms and why should we study them?
Homonyms are words that we spell and pronounce the same, but have different meanings. For example, the word file can mean to file something in a drawer, to file one’s nails, and to walk in a single file. Understanding and using homonyms is critical for language comprehension and reading decoding. A student that only understands one or two meanings for the word file will have significant difficulty interpreting the meaning of the word as the context of the sentence (the words around file) changes.

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