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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