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Homonym Sentences

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#14816
Fun:**** (3.25)
Difficulty:** (1.9)
Category:Language
Submitted By:Bobbrt*****
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



The blanks in the following sentences will be filled in with three different homonyms (words that are spelled differently but sound alike) to make valid sentences. The dashes indicate the number of letters in the words. Can you fill in the blanks?

1. The cut on his _ _ _ _ won't _ _ _ _ in time for the race, so _ _ '_ _ have to drop out.
2. The man was so upset about being _ _ _ _ that he regularly _ _ _ _ _ _ himself up on the bed and _ _ _ _ _ _ his eyes out.
3. I couldn't _ _ _ _ _ any of the _ _ _ _ _ _ in the flower shop, because for some strange reason I had 50 _ _ _ _ _ crammed up my nose.
4. A bloodthirsty pirate will wander the _ _ _ _ and essentially _ _ _ _ _ everything he _ _ _ _.




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Comments

Smithy*en*
Oct 18, 2003

In the answer for number 3 it says room rather than flower shop. Mistake aside, nice teaser
brainjelly
Oct 20, 2003

I really enjoyed this puzzle, although I wasn't able to figure out #2. Great job!
(user deleted)
Oct 20, 2003

I really liked this one... except the 50 cents part ... not very realistic. ... good job nonetheless
BrenBeadSP**
Oct 21, 2003

I loved number 2, about the bald man - it made me giggle. Thanks!
mrazmerized**
Oct 22, 2003

Very fun, I have one question and anyone can answer, how do you do the little symboles in ur name?
mrazmerized**
Oct 22, 2003

Very fun, I have one question and anyone can answer, how do you do the little symboles in ur name?.. Like the happy faces and stars...?
GoatAus*
Oct 18, 2004

Interesting... And mrazmerized, you can click on the symbols and it will tell you what they are.
I_am_the_Omega***
Oct 18, 2004

Nice. 1 and 4 were very easy, but couldn't get 2 or 4. But 4 was "ok" and 2 was meh... really liked four though
I_am_the_Omega***
Oct 18, 2004

Nice. 1 and 4 were very easy, but couldn't get 2 or 3. But 3 was "ok" and 2 was meh... really liked four though
I_am_the_Omega***
Oct 18, 2004

Nice. 1 and 4 were very easy, but couldn't get 2 or 3. But 3 was "ok" and 2 was meh... really liked four though
Chelsie*
Oct 18, 2004

Well I'm glad to see I'm not the only bloke with 50 CENTS CRAMMED UP MY NOSE!

Otherwise I enjoyed this one!
craftymom2896
Oct 18, 2004

This one was cool. I like playing around with words.
Mogmatt16Ava*
Oct 18, 2004

This teaser is OK. I don't see how it is rated so high, however.
gnosys
Oct 21, 2004

1. He _ _ _ _ the _ _ _ was _ _ _, but what else had changed at the zoo?

2. The play_ _ _ _ _ _ went to mass because he intended to _ _ _ _ _ about the _ _ _ _ and he wanted to get it _ _ _ _ _.

3. _ _ now it was clear that he wasn't going to get a good _ _ _ on the car, so he said good _ _ _ and left.

4. _ _ _ to the _ _ _ we don't need to _ _ any watering this morning.

5. With an animal hatred of apartheid, the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ down on the _ _ _ _.
gnosys
Oct 21, 2004

In #5 above, the first eight blanks were supposed to be two separate words of four letters each.
marigold*us
Feb 12, 2005

I got the first one right... That's good, isn't it?
waffle*
Mar 18, 2005

really fun teaser
waffle*
Mar 18, 2005

really fun teaser
dsquared*nz*
Apr 27, 2005

A great teaser. Loved it.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 09, 2005

Very well done, keep them coming!
redraptor50*us*
Oct 18, 2005

I loved this one, although #2 stumped me a little until I figured it out, fun teaser
NTaliesen**
Oct 18, 2005

Very enjoyable and decently challenging, Thank you
solidgordy*
Oct 18, 2005

These were fun, I got them all, but I thought it was fun. Maybe you could do more. The other guy above: I liked yours too, I got them all also, but they were maybe a little harder. I've been thinking lately that many Tesers of the Day could be either longer, harder, or both, but they all are good and fun.
pawz73*
Oct 18, 2005

Hooray! Loved it. Yeah, I got it and maybe that's why I loved it so much, cuz most of these teasers stump me. Still think this is a good one. Words can be such a trip.
CHICANA812**
Oct 18, 2005

loved it!
kimberlykayAus*
Oct 18, 2005

Nice work...some people are so critical though. I have come to notice this in the past several days, and am a relatively new to Braingle. I wonder if the critics ever realize the thought and the effort put into this. Though some may be short and/or easy, the submitter takes time out of his/her day for our enjoyment. Thank You!!!
prettysharp45
Oct 18, 2005

I liked this one. It was pretty easy to do, but it made for a fun break in my day. Thanks!
cleothemuse*us
Oct 18, 2005

Not terribly challenging, but quite enjoyable!
mekaboo27**
Oct 18, 2005

It is funny that this is on here today because I was just helping my dauhgter with her homework last night and she had to do alot of these. It took awhile but we got them. I was still going from last night so it was very easy to get it today. Good one!!!!
mo_5603*
Oct 18, 2005

really enjoyed that one. Didn't get all of them, but had a fun time trying.
aweisgrau2
Oct 18, 2005

that was fun
nstocken*
Oct 18, 2005

Fun "puns". Trouble is, like most puns they don't translate well - even across the Atlantic. HEnce I got 1 & 4, but struggled with 2 (becauseof the way i would pronounce bald), and 3 (what is a cent ;-> ). Still I enjoyed them all!!
quantumpbrane*us*
Oct 18, 2005

really good one. loved it.

Aarghonautsus*
Oct 18, 2005

Tres bien We likes!! We put in favorites We thank you. We go now
christine77**
Oct 18, 2005

This was a fun one, I only got one right but Im not patient enough to try to figure them out!!
sweetmamaAus*
Oct 18, 2005

I loved this one, maybe because I got them all right away!!! Great teaser, keep 'em coming!!
jaydecoAus*
Oct 18, 2005

THAT WAS A GOOD ONE!
JudgeJosh
Oct 18, 2005

Really good!! Number one was easy, but the others were a bit more challenging!
Zobeg
Oct 18, 2005

This one was awesome. I liked this one a lot. I only got two of them though
graffiti_cave
Oct 18, 2005

That was really well thought out! But I must say, I didn't even want to attempt to figure it out . Wow! That's good stuff!
realm2346*
Oct 18, 2005

Great teaser!!!!! I didn't get #2 , though. i really like playing with words. I'll be sure to add this to my favorites. Yesterday's teaser was good too, even if it was easy. The Christmas song teaser was pretty hard, though. Well, it made me think of how much we ignore the lyrics of common Christmas songs. Hard or not, if someone takes the time to write them, that's good enough for me.
kkobes
Oct 18, 2005

I love a challenge! Great job.
mrticklesAus*
Oct 18, 2005

Easy, but I like the easy ones--if I can't get it in 10 seconds I give up.
halfmoonscott*
Oct 18, 2005

This was OK, but REALLY 50 cents up your nose. Just a tad unrealistic don't you think. What's next, an eggplant in your ear?
lynxA*
Oct 18, 2005

great teaser! I had a fun time trying to figure them out! (Even though I only got one completely right)
learnbyosmosis
Oct 18, 2005

I loved it. 1 and 4 were easy, but I thought smell instead of scent on 2 and didn't even get close on 3. And I'm sure if you really, really, really tried you could get 50 cents up your nose. It might hurt though.
learnbyosmosis
Oct 18, 2005

sorry, I thought smell instead of scent on 3, and didn't even come close on 2.
lindquist_25Aus*
Oct 18, 2005

That was really cute. Definately one of my favorites!
POPSca*
Oct 18, 2005

I got NO 1 and 4 I dont understand the 50 cent up my nose bit It was fun trying !!!!!! Good job
POPSca*
Oct 18, 2005

I got NO 1 and 4 I dont understand the 50 cent up my nose bit It was fun trying !!!!!! Good job
congbyrd
Oct 18, 2005

hey, GREAT teaser!!! (great job thinking of one too!!!)
talkinghands**
Oct 18, 2005

I liked it, 3 was hard. The one in the comments, got all but one of them, will you post the answers please?
bluehawk*us*
Oct 18, 2005

Good teaser. I liked it. #1, 3,4 were easy. #2 well I didn't get it till I read the answer. The best one was #4.
Theres something about pirates I like. Maybe I was male and a pirate in my previous life.
Thanks for the Teasers, keep them coming.
bluehawk*us*
Oct 18, 2005

Good teaser. I liked it. #1, 3,4 were easy. #2 well I didn't get it till I read the answer. The best one was #4.
Theres something about pirates I like. Maybe I was male and a pirate in my previous life.
Thanks for the Teasers, keep them coming.
jabdrAus*
Oct 18, 2005

I love this kind of teaser. Only got 1 and 4 but will try harder.

I got all but #1 of gnosys, what was it, Solid?
halfmoonscott*
Oct 18, 2005

What the heck is it with so many people posting their comments twice?
paintballa944**
Oct 18, 2005

Very creative. I loved it. I got 1 & 4 because they were the easiest. Good job!!!
Lady_LaniApr*
Oct 18, 2005

Good job! I only got number one and four But it was fun.
Dwpsnoboarder
Oct 18, 2005

very good, i got the heal one and the balled one.
Dwpsnoboarder
Oct 18, 2005

very good, i got the heal one and the balled one.
Tangle
Oct 18, 2005

I only got the first one, i'm brain dead tonight!
Haylie1506*
Oct 18, 2005

I only got the first one right. My brain is fried...I just finished my homework...
pkpatmc
Oct 18, 2005

I got 1 and 4 easily but not the other two. It was fun. Thanks.
AnaM
Oct 18, 2005

This was a really good one. But I didn't get any of it.
shgaard**
Oct 19, 2005

Good one! And hey, on Tonight Show one night there was a guy who shoved like $2.75 in quarters up his nose! So not too unrealistic for some.
cornfused*
Oct 19, 2005

Very good. Thank you for the fun. Got them all, and got all of the one from that person in the comments. On a roll tonite. Thanks again.
cuteandditzyAus*
Oct 19, 2005

Iactually got them all. It was alot of fun.
gotabody**
Oct 19, 2005

It was fun figuring out. I got all but 2. Balled on the bed??? i dont get it
suganue*us*
Oct 20, 2005

I thought that teaser was great. It was a great way to get my brain a ticking.

what is the answer to #5 homonym sentence from the comments.
Maggirl23
Oct 27, 2005

the first two i got but had trouble with the other ones, very funny. good job
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Mar 09, 2006

Theres always one sour apple in the batch, your teaser was very good, I liked it alot!
thanks
Trishgal*us*
Oct 18, 2006

Made me smile. Good night all.Teaser was good .thx.
coachpisco*
Oct 18, 2006

I got 2 and 3, but 1 and 4 were difficult. Very good teaser.
bradon182001*us*
Oct 18, 2006

I got 1 and 4 but 2 & 3 were a toss up, so I tossed in the towel and looked at the answer. Not any of my guesses. Good teaser, it sure teased me.
flamehead*us
Oct 18, 2006

Very fun I loved it!
schmedley9*us*
Oct 18, 2006

GREAT JOB!!! LOVED IT. ESCPECIALLY THE ONE ABOUT THE FLOWER SHOP AND THE MONEY STUCK UP HIS NOSE.
kman613**
Oct 18, 2006

got all but the balled one... couldn't get that one for some reason...
locutus13dsus*
Oct 18, 2006

Got 1 and 4 But had trouble with 2 &3. Good one though!
rhmaustin*us*
Oct 18, 2006

Got 'em all. Why is every comment marked "This is offensive" today? I'm certainly not offended.
MalcolmReynoldsAus**
Oct 18, 2006

Got 1, 2 and 4, three was hard! I thought of sense right before I decided to check the answer and decided that couldn't be it! Lol.
justhattie*
Oct 18, 2006


More! More! More!
I love this puzzle. Got them all right within about two minutes - writing the answers so I wouldn't be able to cheat. Great game. Love words. Love puzzles. Love homonyms!
salepriceAca*
Oct 18, 2006

Loved these, got 1 & 4 right had no patience for 2 & 3 tho` had to peek,,, LOL.
Thx for the fun send us more pls
cleothemuse*us
Oct 18, 2006

Not bad... but you are incorrect about many of these being homonyms. When pronounced with proper diction, "bald" and "bawled" are two very different words... as are "sense" and "scents".
marschie*il*
Oct 18, 2006

Great teaser today! More, please!
jcann*us*
Oct 18, 2006

I love these language teasers! Cleothmuse, I wish I coud hear you pronounce these words. When I say them, I say them exactly the same. I don't know what the proper diction is. And wihen I look them up in my newest Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary the pronunciation respellings are exacatly the same for each word in each pair. That makes them homonyms in my book.
jcann*us*
Oct 18, 2006

exactly--excuse the typo
feste*
Oct 18, 2006

I didn't get #3, and think the 50 cents up the nose hilarious. By the way #2 must have been a "girlie man."
foreverfree*us*
Oct 18, 2006

that was great, but i have a question. it was about a year ago when i started looking at these daily teasers every day, and is it just me, or do you other people remember these from a year ago...
i don't have time to go through all the teasers, i just look the the daily one, so it would be great if the staff or whoever could change them and not make the same ones come up every year...
i'm not compaining, just offering a suggestion....
speedqueenkmwAus*
Oct 18, 2006

great! more please
POPSca*
Oct 18, 2006

Good one BUT the 50 cent one really baffled me
Blondie116*us*
Oct 18, 2006

Great Teaser
angelacd
Oct 18, 2006

i like this teaser a lot, good job.
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Oct 18, 2006

Got 1 and 4 easily but 2 and 3 left me puzzled. Good teaser, though.
tdbrsun*
Oct 18, 2006

good work. It was fun.
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Oct 18, 2006

nice!
scallioAus*
Oct 18, 2006

So funny! Laughed out loud when I got to the guy who couldn't smell because "for some strange reason he had 50 cents crammed" up his nose!


Bald guy crying was pretty funny too.
lmurray*cn*
Oct 19, 2006

TOO MANY REPEATS!!

WO BU XIHUAN!
luvdoritos706*ph*
Oct 19, 2006

nice one......crazy
vlermaAus*
Oct 28, 2006

This one became a tongue twister before it was over. Liked it very much. Nice job and more please?
solarsistim321*us*
Nov 11, 2006

Very clever, deserves a big 3 pointer!
QrystalAca**
Nov 18, 2006

I had fun with this, this morning, and like most of the crowd I struggled most with #2. I couldn't think of anything sounding like 'bawled' that was anything worth crying over. Men without hair rock, by the way.
jennsingergirlAus*
Aug 20, 2007

Cute! But number 3 was kinda gross. LOL. =)
Stack1607A*
Oct 18, 2009

Great teaser..
But like everyone else, I couldn't figure out #2...
THNX
patiencewithaP*us*
Oct 18, 2009

Fun teaser even though I couldn't figure out #2.
auntiesisAus*
Oct 18, 2009

Easy, but very well thought out. Really good job. On a scale of 1 to 10 I give it an 11.
wordmama*
Oct 18, 2009

I'm usually good at this kind of teaser (note my 'handle'), but not this time! I got 1 & 4 very handily, but 2 & 3 I hadn't a clue. Thx to the poster for his/her hard work.
precious1026Aus*
Oct 18, 2009

i did get the first one correct, but it was difficult to find an answer for the others. The Teaser was corrected, but I thought the Teaser was fun and in good taste.
hubbamutt777tus*
Oct 18, 2009

inly got #1. great job on the teaser. yah, i agree that the braingle ppl should send out different ones each day, each year.
hubbamutt777tus*
Oct 18, 2009

*only-excuse the typo.
MajorAlanus*
Oct 18, 2009

Sometimes with these teasers, it's easier to work backwards from the parts you can figure out. For instance, I quickly got bawled his eyes out, which allowed to to figure out he was balled up on the bed so of course the missing word had to be hairless. Excellent puzzle!
avonmaAus*
Oct 20, 2009

That was fun! I didn't get everything figured out; but it was still fun!
HABS2933Aca*
Oct 18, 2012

Being a "word nerd" I absolutely loved this teaser. Anyone can come up with sentences that have two homonyms in them, but to be able to come up with so many with three blanks and still have them make sense, is impressive.
The examples in the comment above were also fun to get.
gaylewolfAus*
Oct 18, 2012

I enjoyed it, too - this is one of my favorite type of teaser. Thanks!
iggy39Aus*
Oct 18, 2012

I really really like it. I did better on gnosys one though. LOL look at the year that was posted. Hope that person is still with Briangle. Fun n clever.
jklv
Oct 20, 2012

Great puzzle - well done, but I have to take exception with the title. These are not homonyms. Homonyms are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings. Words that sound the same are called "homophones."
MoMoney638us
Mar 26, 2013

I was thinking of pedal, peddle and petal.. Nice quiz. Thanks.



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