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Homonym. In linguistics, a homonym is, in the strict sense, one of a group of words that share the same spelling and the same pronunciation but have different meanings. Thus homonyms are simultaneously homographs (words that share the same spelling, irrespective of their pronunciation) and homophones (words that share the same pronunciation, irrespective ...


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They are homographs -- different words that share the same spelling. Your first two examples Please present your next idea. Did you buy her a present. are closely related. The present that you give is something you present to someone else. The noun is derived from the verb, and probably would have been presentation if there were any grammar police ...


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Yes, they all have the same spelling, but not the same pronunciation. You could also include other examples such as: I wasn't present when the vote took place. We are trying to build not only for the present, but for the future. The present manuscript is not good enough. Before popping the question, I presented her with flowers. The ...



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