Multiple Meaning Words Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.K.4.A

Core Standard

This is where the English language basically gets it wrong. There are many words that when put in different context can have multiple meanings. It is a bit frustrating for new language learners. For example we could say, "I really like jam on my toast." In this sense "jam" is a delicious condiment that makes our bread taste great. Jam also has another meaning where it applies to fitting something into a tight space. At last look, linguists have compiled well over five hundred such words that are used like this in everyday speech and written communication. So, while this may confusing, it is a necessary skill to master. In this section of our website we will explore these words that have multiple personalities. This selection of worksheets will help you learn how to approach words that may seem awkward on your first read.









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