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Bough vs. Bow (Grade 7)

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Bough vs. Bow

Instructions: Bough and bow are two words that sound similar, but do not have the same meaning.

Bough is a branch from a tree. A bird set on a bough of the tree.

Bow to lower your head or bend as a sign of respect, or to give in. You must bow when you greet the king.

Fill in the blanks in the sentences below to practice using these words correctly.

1. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

While climbing, the little boy broke a                 and fell.
  1. bough
  2. bow
2. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The CEO was determined not to                 to the demands of the Board of Directors.
  1. bough
  2. bow
3. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

At the end of the concert, the pianist took a                .
  1. bough
  2. bow
4. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The carpenter took a                 and stripped it to form the handle of a rustic hutch.
  1. bough
  2. bow
5. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The dictator commanded the citizens to                 down and honor him.
  1. bough
  2. bow
6. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The                 of holly on the mantel completed our holiday decor.
  1. bough
  2. bow

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