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Homographs

Homographs in English

A homograph is a word of the same written form as another but of a different origin and meaning. 

Example:

The word ‘Act’ has two meanings:

1. I am going to act in a play.

2. She is in the second act of the play.

While ‘act’ is a verb in the first sentence, it’s a noun in the second one. The first means  “to take any action”  whereas the second means “a part of a play”

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Difference Between Quiet, Quit & Quite

Meaning the Difference between Quiet, Quit & Quite

The words “quiet,” “quit,” and “quite” look and sound fairly indistinguishable, but their meanings are quite different. As a noun, “quiet” means silent (as in “the quiet of a summer morning”); as an adjective, “quiet” means calm or still (as in “a quiet place to study”); and, as a verb, “quiet” means to make or become quiet (as in, “I tried to quiet the crowd”). The verb “quit” means to free or to leave (as in “He plans to quit her job”). The adverb “quite” means entirely, positively, or to a considerable extent (as in “The questions were quite difficult”).

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