Site Search:
 
Get TEFL Certified & Start Your Adventure Today!
Teach English Abroad and Get Paid to see the World!
Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Top 10 reasons teachers in the UAE quit
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> United Arab Emirates
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
RunHome



Joined: 06 Feb 2016
Posts: 12
Location: In the garden in the rain

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PC Parrot

Number 4 - you forgot the 'b' in petrol.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
yurii



Joined: 12 Jan 2017
Posts: 107

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Top 10 reasons teachers quit in the UAE Reply with quote

D. Merit wrote:
veiledsentiments wrote:
peripatetic_soul wrote:
True, VS: reign - rein in - still a bit awkward in phrasing, but we get the gist.

Having an obvious meaning doesn't excuse an English teacher misusing a common homonym.

VS


The words 'reign' and 'rein' are homophones, not homonyms.

Homonyms have the same spelling.

Homophones may have the same or different spellings.


Cambridge disagrees with you D. Merit and says the exact opposite! https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/homonym


Quote:
Homonym:
a word that sounds the same or is spelled the same as another word but has a different meaning:

"No" and "know" are homonyms.
"Bow" (= bend at the waist) and "bow" (= weapon) are also homonyms.

Homophone:
a word which is pronounced the same as another word, but which has a different meaning or spelling:
The words "so" and "sew" are homophones.


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
veiledsentiments



Joined: 20 Feb 2003
Posts: 17644
Location: USA

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So basically:

Quote:
HOMONYMS are words that sound alike but have different meanings. Homophones are a type of homonym that also sound alike and have different meanings, but have different spellings. HOMOGRAPHS are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings.

So... all homophones and homographs are homonyms. So, I was right all along... LOL

VS
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
yurii



Joined: 12 Jan 2017
Posts: 107

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

veiledsentiments wrote:
So basically:

Quote:
HOMONYMS are words that sound alike but have different meanings. Homophones are a type of homonym that also sound alike and have different meanings, but have different spellings. HOMOGRAPHS are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings.

So... all homophones and homographs are homonyms. So, I was right all along... LOL

VS


I guess the one way to remember is that the phone suffix is naturally to do with sound, e.g. telephone, microphone, gramophone, whereas the graph suffix refers to writing (graph = to write in Greek), e.g. autograph, biography. Though I guess there are some exceptions with graph (cinematograph, photograph)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
veiledsentiments



Joined: 20 Feb 2003
Posts: 17644
Location: USA

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or just use homonym and cover both. Cool
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
yurii



Joined: 12 Jan 2017
Posts: 107

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly! Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> United Arab Emirates All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2018 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Teaching Jobs in China
Teaching Jobs in China