Homonyms. Which/witch word do we use?. What is a homonym?. A homonym is a word that sounds the same as another word, but has a different spelling and a different meaning. For example – to – two - too. To – Two - Too. I am going to the party. I have two tests tomorrow.
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Which/witch word do we use?
Hint for too: Lots – so 2 ‘o’s
Example: Those are your dirty shoes.
Example: You’re always late for dinner.
Hint– refers to location - think of ‘here’ or ‘there’.)
Used with are – there are (There are two bikes.)
(Their books are red.)
Example: Mr. Z is the principal of Salk Middle School.
…remember – the principal is your pal.
Example: I believe that a person with strong principles will always do the right thing.
Hint – Principles are rules to live by.
( Verb- Affect, Noun- Effect)
Mark is hoping that he gets accepted into college for the fall semester.
Everyone is going to the party except me. My parents will not allow me!
Hint! The ‘X’ means no!
I can’t believe you ate the whole pizza.
There is a hole in the bottom of my shoe.
Its relates ‘policy’ to ‘park’.
It’s means ‘it is’.
Were and Where are not homonyms, but they are easily confused by some writers.
Where refers to the location that someone or something is at or going to.
Were is the past tense of ‘to be’.
The man and his camel wandered lost, in the burning sun of the desert for many days. However, when he was finally rescued, the first thing he asked for was dessert!
Desert – A hot dry place
Dessert – A tasty treat after a meal
Hint – you’ll want doubles – so use two ‘s’!