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Commonly Misused Homonyms. It’s/Its. It’s is a contraction for it is or it has . Ex.: It’s raining outside. To test yourself: replace it’s with it is Does it make sense? Its shows possession. My doll is missing its head. Let’s Practice!. ______ a beautiful day. a). It’s

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It s its
It’s/Its

  • It’s is a contraction for it is or it has.

    • Ex.: It’s raining outside.

    • To test yourself: replace it’s with it is

      • Does it make sense?

  • Its shows possession.

    • My doll is missing its head.



A beautiful day
______ a beautiful day.

  • a). It’s

  • b). Its



Let me know if broken
Let me know if _____ broken.

  • a). it’s

  • b). Its




Their there they re
Their/There/They’re

  • Their shows possession (possessive form of they)

    • Ex: Their dog scares me.

  • There refers to a place (an adverb) or starts a sentence.

    • Ex: There is no place like home.

    • Ex: Put it there, please.

  • They’re is a contraction for they are.

    • Ask yourself: Can I replace it with they are?

    • Ex.: They’re my best friends.



Are no donuts left
________ are no donuts left.

  • a). There

  • b). Their

  • c). They’re


House is for sale
________ house is for sale.

  • a). There

  • b). Their

  • c). They’re


Interesting people
________ interesting people.

  • a). There

  • b). Their

  • c). They’re


Melinda is standing in way
Melinda is standing in ________ way.

  • a). There

  • b). Their

  • c). They’re


I am here and they are
I am here and they are _________.

  • a). There

  • b). Their

  • c). They’re


John is not coming if coming
John is not coming if _______ coming.

  • a). There

  • b). Their

  • c). They’re


To too two
To/Too/Two

  • To is a preposition; it shows a relationship between objects.

    • My mom gave a necklace to me for my birthday.

  • Too means also or more than enough.

    • Jeff is too tired.

    • I want a piece of pizza too.

  • Two is the number! 1 + 1 = 2

    • We have two dogs, Wrigley and Cubby.



I have much homework
I have _____ much homework.

  • a). too

  • b). two

  • c). to


That s a good one
That’s a good one ______.

  • a). too

  • b). two

  • c). to


Is one many
______ is one _____ many.

  • a). Too, to

  • b). Two, too

  • c). To, two


You ll get detentions if you go the office many times
You’ll get ____ detentions if you go ____ the office _____ many times.

  • a). too, two, to

  • b). two, to, too

  • c). to, too, two


Homework
Homework _____ many times.

  • Write a sentence for each commonly misused homonym. Make sure to use it correctly! (8 sentences- due Friday)

    1. too 5. its

    2. to 6. their

    3. two 7. there

    4. it’s 8. they’re


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