Published on February 15, 2014
HETERONYMS "Two or more words with the same spelling but different pronunciations and meanings." (Nordquist)
Examples of Heteronyms desert escort address attribute bow
desert [dez-ert] (n.) - any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil
desert [dih-zurt] (v.) - to leave without intending to return, to abandon
escort [es-cort] (n.) - a group of persons, or a single person, accompanying another or others for protection, guidance, or courtesy
escort [es-cort] (v.) - to accompany or attend as an escort
Two-syllable Word Stress Patterns for Heteronyms first syllable - noun second syllable - verb
address - [ad-ress] (n.) I need her address because I will send her an invitation.
address - [ad-ress] (v.) The council needs to address the issues surrounding the recent fiasco at the town hall.
Concepts to Remember Heteronyms Two-syllable word stress patterns (noun, verb)
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Works Cited Nordquist, Richard. "Heteronyms." Weblog post. Grammar & Composition. About.com, n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2014. <http://grammar.about.com/od/fh/g/heteronymsterm.htm>.
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