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Homonyms. Worksheets throughout the week. Test Feb. 15. Homonyms. Homonyms are two or more words that have the same sound but different spellings and meanings. These homonyms cause the most trouble: Its and it’s Their, they’re, and there To, too, and two Your and you’re. It’s and Its.

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Homonyms

Homonyms

Worksheets throughout the week.

Test Feb. 15


Homonyms1

Homonyms

  • Homonyms are two or more words that have the same sound but different spellings and meanings.

  • These homonyms cause the most trouble:

    • Its and it’s

    • Their, they’re, and there

    • To, too, and two

    • Your and you’re


It s and its

It’s and Its

  • Its=the possessive form of it.

  • Its is a possessive like his, her, your.

  • Remember, no possessive pronouns require an apostrophe.

    Its value cannot be measured.

  • It’s=it is

    It's normal for a contraction to require an apostrophe.


Their they re and there

Their, They’re, and There

  • their= possession

    Their car was in the ditch.

  • they’re=they are

    They’re going to need a tow truck.

  • there=in that place or used with forms of the be verb.

    They are going to take the car there.


To too and two

To, Too, and Two

  • to - used before a verb (or) toward

    I am going to go to the mall.

  • too - overly, extremely (or) also

    I want to go to the mall too.

  • two - the number 2

    Which of the two malls do you want to go to?


Your and you re

Your and You’re

  • you’re=you are

    You’re never on time.

  • Your implies possession

    Your sister is never on time.


Homonyms

  • Accept=to agree; to receive

  • Except=but; with the exception that

  • Cent=a penny

  • Scent=a smell, aroma

  • Sent=transmitted

  • Cite=to assert; to quote from; to subpoena

  • Sight=vision, the power to see

  • Site=a location or position


Homonyms

  • principal=head of school; chief; of first importance

  • Principle=fundamental belief

  • Right=correct; opposite of left

  • Rite=ritual, ceremony

  • Write=to compose letters or words

  • Sew=to stitch

  • So=in the manner indicated

  • Sow=to scatter or plant seed


Homonyms

  • Stationary=in one place

  • Stationery=writing paper

  • Than=used for comparison

  • Then=indicates time, answers when

  • Weather=state of the atmosphere in a location

  • Whether=if


Homonyms

  • Were=past tense of are

  • we're=contraction for we are

  • who's=contraction for who is

  • Whose=possessive case of who


Homonyms

Lay (lay, laid, laying) means "to put" or "to place."

Lie (lie, lay, lain, lying) means "to recline, rest, or stay" or "to take a position of rest." It refers to a person or thing as either assuming or being in a reclining position.

BasePresent Present participle Pastpast participle

Laylay layinglaidlaid

Lielie lyinglaylain

Please lay the boxes on the pallets with extreme care. I laid the message right on your desk. I had laid two other notes there yesterday. He is always laying the blame on his assistants.

Now he lies in bed most of the day.

The mountains lay before us as we proceeded west. This letter has lain unanswered for two weeks. Today's mail is lying on the receptionist's desk.


More words

More words

See the following website, for an alphabetical list of confusable words:

http://www.grammarbook.com/homonyms/confusing-words-letter-a.asp


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