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pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
Hi, I`m enjoying the letter change game that`s running...but can we add a new game please? Our English language is a funny one to be sure,...the way the same sounding word can be spelt different ways or pronounced differently, to give another meaning entirely.

If it is ok to start a new game, can I kick off with......

train......to educate or a vehicle which runs on tracks........someone else have a go, yeh?

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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,032 Disability Gamechanger

    season..........as in spring, summer, autumn & winter, or to add flavour to food by adding salt, pepper, herbs or spices

    If you enjoy word games you might look at Freerice.com where there are several quizzes. I like the one where you see a word & have to click on one of 4 word(s) below that to choose the one with the correct meaning; the words getting progressively harder! The great thing is the equivalent of 10 grains of rice are donated for every correct answer you make.
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    oh that sounds really good...\I`ll take a look..thanks...another word.....

    throw......a warm cover for beds or sofas to wrap around you.....or when you lob an object eg a ball
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,953

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    Tear - to shed a tear or to rip something depending on which way you pronounce it. 
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    opportunity- a chance to do something. 

    I love this game! 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2019
    Date
    • The date is 27th September.
    • I am going on a date.
    • A date is a good fruit.
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  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    edited September 2019
    Live- i would like to live in the country

    Live - i watched the band live 
  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    Box - to learn how to fight .
    Box- to keep in a box .

    Frame - put a picture in a frame 
    Frame - to set someone up .

    Light- switch on the light.
    Light - not heavy .

    Queue- to wait in a queue 
    Cue - a stick for playing snooker .
    ( does that one count ...spelt differently but pronounced the same )
     🤔🙂
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    love everyone`s replies...

    wait......hang around
    weight....how heavy or light something/someone is

    you.......a person
    ewe....female sheep
    try....attempt
    try...rugby score

    fun innit?xx
  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    Tap- for water 
    Tap - a beat 

    Great - amazing or fabulious
    Grate - a fireplace 

    Score - a goal 
    Score- to mark something with an implement .( although " score" might have came from marking up a goal by scoring a board ). 

    Panel- a fence 
    Panel - a group of individuals working together to assess others 🤨

    Tyre- for a wheel
    Tire- to be drained of energy 


  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member

    Dive- to dive headfirst into deep waters or to dive into something without being careful. 

    Give- give money or your time. 

    Score- to gain points or a sarcastic expression.  

    Ring- call someone or to identify changes in something etc. 

    Gauge- a measuring device or a way to estimate something. 

    Leave- leave a house or something/someone alone. 
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    lift....to raise an item
    lift....a moving box which takes you higher or lower in a building

    fire....to let someone go from a job
    fire....a hot blaze

    book.....reading material
    book...to reserve something

    pain.....window glass
    pain....something which hurts causes this


  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    Some getting a wee bit dodgy answers.🤨🙂
    Wee - small
    We - us together 

    Dye - to make a different colour.
    Die- to depart this earth to destinations unknown .


  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    Score - as in a goal.
    Score - the number 20 .
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Toy- to play around with the idea of something. A beloved item owned by a child. Peter began to move something on his desk absent mindedly. 

    Steal- to illegally rob someone. That lady has stolen our hearts. 

    Fire- the cannons were fired into the air. To dismiss someone from their job. I will now turn on a oven or kiln. Do you feel the heat? 

    Gift- a shop bought or a handmade item given to someone on their birthday etc. That present was given to Gertrude by Aunt Lillian for Christmas. 
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    fit....when something matches the shape it is going into
    fit....healthy

    ring....a metal object you put on your finer
    ring...to telephone someone

    box......a paper or wooden crate
    box.....to hit someone!
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    coward....a frightened or low esteem person
    cowered.....cringed in fear

    ate........having eaten
    eight....a number 8
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,953

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    This game reminds me of the English Language Poem. It's quite long so here's the first stanza.

    'Dearest creature in creation,
    Study English pronunciation.
    I will teach you in my verse
    Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
    I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
    Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
    Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
    So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.'

    The English language is a strange thing indeed.
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    King- A male ruler of a country usually by birth. Jack ordered a huge bed online. Whilst playing chess, Sophie used one of the most important chess pieces as part of her plan of attack. To talk about large animals and plants. 
    Daisy lorded it over the other pupils. 

    Sing- Elizabeth sang loudly in the shower. Nurse Mary sang quietly to her patient. The church choir sang hymns today during the service. To make sounds to annoy people. 

    Skim- to briefly read a book. Harry skimmed over the water by boat. Fanny buys skimmed milk. Sarah skimmed the fat off. 
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    flower........pretty part of  nature
    flower........to grow
    flour...........powder to make bread or cakes

    glasses......things you drink from
    glasses......something to help you see or read

    blue..........a colour
    blue..........to feel sad
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    right...something which is correct
    right....opposite of left

    run......a ladder in a stocking
    run......to move quickly

    keep.....to hold on to something
    keep....room in a castle

    hand......to pass an object to someone
    hand....the body part hanging from each arm
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    man-  Katrina was told to watch the shop. George was a male human being.

    watch- to guard something carefully

    write- a way of communication using words.   
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    horse.....a large 4 legged animal
    hoarse....sore throat which causes a gruff voice
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    doesnt anyone want to play this game with me?
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Bow ...... a ribbon with 2 ends which you can tie.
    Bow ..... a weapon used with an arrow in archery.

    Pants ..... underpants.
    Pants ..... trousers in America.   :smiley:
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  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    another bow.....lowering your head to show respect

    grate...a fireplace
    great...something wonderful
    great....something large

    plaice......a fish
    place.......to put something down
    place.......a site where something is

    Thanks Ails
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    You are welcome @pollyanna1052.  This is a good game.  :smiley:

    Light ...... a lamp to illuminate a room.
    Light ...... not heavy.  She was as light as a feather.
    Light ...... a pale colour.  Her eyes were light blue.

    Meat ...... the flesh of an animal which humans eat.
    Meet ...... to meet up, to come into contact with someone.
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    blue...a colour eg sky
    blew....a piece of paper blew in the wind

    sail........a large piece of heavy duty cloth which helps a ship move
    sale.......when retailers reduce their prices
  • KeithFKeithF Member Posts: 4 Listener
    As a cryptic crossword lover, there are of course lots of these (homophones and homonyms) commonly used by crossword compilers.

    An example from this morning's Guardian:

    "Enclosure is not simple (8)"

    The answer is "COMPOUND" - a compound can be an enclosure or it can refer to compound interest as opposed to simple interest.

    Another example:

    "Attack a sailor verbally (7)"
    Answer: ASSAULT (sounds like "A SALT", which is a term for a sailor).

    For the students of linguistics ( ;-) ), COMPOUND is a homonym - a word that has more than one meaning. ASSAULT is a homophone - a word that is pronounced the same way as a word with a different meaning. "Verbally" in the 2nd example indicates that you are supposed to say it out loud in order to "get it"...


  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    cryptic is too much for my brain......but thanks for your comments xx
  • KeithFKeithF Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Pollyanna1052 English gets more interesting when you find a word with two completely opposite meanings.

    Cleave: to join together
    Cleave: to split asunder :smile:
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    yeh..that`s what I started this post for

    red.....a colour
    read....done reading a book
    read....in the process of reading
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hair ...... Fine thread like strands growing from the skin of humans and mammals.
    Hare ..... A fast running long eared animal that looks like a rabbit.

    Boy ...... A male child or youth.
    Boy ..... A sea boy found on a ship or boat.
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    More examples

    Girl- a female child
    Girl- a young lady 

    Scan- a test done in a hospital using equipment
    Scan- a careful look at something 
    Scan- a attempt to convert documents
    Scan- gaze at the sky
    Scan- a quick look at a paper

    Test- to try out or check something
    Test- a formal assessment 
    Test- a evaluation of ability or skill 
    Test- a dry run 
    Test- a predicted outcome or result of a event 

  • mrbuttonsmrbuttons Member Posts: 221 Pioneering
    Would=an enquiry about intention
    Wood=organic material sourced from trees

    Hear=to detect sound
    Here=in this location


    Sand=the grainy substance found on beaches
    Sand=to smooth down a surface using friction
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    begin- to start something. 
    begin- to commence a project 
    begin- to start speaking 
    begin- lowest price of a hotel room etc 
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    article- a item of clothing
    article- Gemma wrote a article on her favorite subject for a magazine 

    filing- to substitute for someone else 
    filing- Henrietta sorted medical records carefully
    filing- Simon’s lawyers filed charges on his behalf against his care provider
    filing- Geoffrey filed for divorce
    filing- the party walked towards the exit door 
    filing- the act of submitting important legal paperwork to court

    trip- to fall unexpectedly 
    trip- a outing planned somewhere

  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    check....to make sure something is correct
    check......coloured cloth in a square pattern
    cheque....piece of paper for money
    cheque....a bill in USA
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Back ...... part of the body from the shoulders to the hips.
    Back ...... the rear.
    Back ..... to have your back/to support someone.

    Fair ..... light complexion.
    Fair ..... to treat someone correctly and not show any favouritism.
    Fair ..... fine, as in fine/fair weather.
    Fayre ..... old fashioned meaning for food served.
    Fayre ..... All the fun of the fayre.  As in a Summer Fayre with amusements and stalls.
    Fare ..... A bus or train fare.
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    That was a good one Ails!

    court......a legal place to sort criminality
    caught...to get snagged on something
    caught....to be found out
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks @pollyanna1052 and likewise.  Enjoying this game very much!  :smiley:

    Main ....... Chief in size and importance, i.e. a main road.
    Main ....... A principle pipe carrying water or gas to buildings.
    Mane ....... Long hair on an animal such as a lion, horse or donkey.
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Bake- a popular cookery method to make sweet things like baked apples
    Bake- a way of cooking using a oven
    Bake- the desert was baked dry
    Bake- a way to shush someone

  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    sea...........large expanse of water, usually salt
    see...........vision
    see...........understanding

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