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Word Study. UNFORGIVABLES. Objectives. I CAN identify correct usage in sentences. I CAN correctly use UNFORGIVABLES in my writing . I CAN use my notes effectively to complete my homework. allowed versus aloud. A llowed means “ permitted. ”

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Word study

Word Study



  • I CAN identify correct usage in sentences.

  • I CAN correctly use UNFORGIVABLES in my writing.

  • I CAN use my notes effectively to complete my homework.

Allowed versus aloud
allowed versus aloud

  • Allowed means “permitted.”

  • Aloudmeans “out loud” and refers to sounds (most often speech) that can be heard by others.

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  • If you think Grandma (allowed / aloud) the kids to eat too much ice cream, you’d better not say so (allowed / aloud), or her feelings will be hurt.

  • I am not (allowed / aloud) to go to the party on Saturday.

  • Please do not read (allowed / aloud); you're disturbing everyone else in the library.

Our versus hour
our versus hour

  • The word our is a pronoun used to indicate that something belongs to the speaker and one or more other people.

  • An hour is a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day.

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  • There are sixty minutes in an (our / hour).

  • (Our / Hour) school holiday is two weeks long.

  • It takes me an (our / hour) to drive to work.

  • Would you like to come over to (our / hour) place tonight?

Accept versus except
accept versus except

  • Accept is a verb; it means “to receive.”

  • Except may be used as either a verb or a preposition.

    • As a verb, it means “to leave out.”

    • As a preposition, it means “excluding.”

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  • Ann (accepted / excepted) the gift.

  • No one will be (accepted / excepted) from writing a research paper.

  • All my friends will be there (accept / except) Jorge.

Its versus it s
its versus it’s

  • Its is a personal pronoun that shows possession.

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

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  • We have Thursday and Friday off because (its / it’s) Rosh Hashanah.

  • The kitten likes (its / it’s) new home.

  • (Its / It’s) been a long day.

Were versus where
were versus where

  • Were is a past form of the verb to be.

  • Where refers to a place or location.

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  • We (were / where) going to go to Savannah for St. Patrick's Day.

  • We don't know (were / where) we'll be staying.

  • Last year we (were / where) forced to sleep in the van.

  • No one knew (were / where) we (were / where).

Their v there v they re
their v. therev. they’re

  • Their is the possessive form of they.

  • Thereis used to mean “at that place” or to begin a sentence.

  • They’re is a contraction of they are.

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  • (Their / There / They’re) writing a report on the author Mark Twain.

  • (Their / There / They’re) are five movie theaters in town.

  • Do you have (their / there / they’re) DVDs?

  • Is the lake over (their / there / they’re)?

Then versus than
then versus than

  • Then indicates time.

  • Than indicates a comparison.

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  • Sally has more spirit (then / than) you.

  • I went to the store, (then / than) the salon.

  • Turn left at the second corner, (then / than) right at the end.

Buy versus by versus bye
buy versus by versus bye

  • Buy means “to purchase.”

  • By is a preposition that has several meanings, including near, through, and on behalf of.

  • Bye is an interjection and a shorter form of “goodbye.”

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  • “(Buy/By/Bye)," Jessica said, and then she disappeared into the crowd.

  • When you (buy/by/bye) a candy bar, you expect it to contain sugar.

  • Quite (buy/by/bye) chance, I found an old photograph of my grandfather, posing (buy/by/bye) the old mill pond.

Through versus threw
through versus threw

  • Through often suggests a passage—from start to finish, or from point A to point B.

  • Threw is the simple past tense of the verb throw.

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  • Lena (through / threw) me a kiss as she ran out the door.

  • She came in (through / threw) the bathroom window.

  • I’ll call you when I’m (through / threw) writing my essay.

  • Have you read (through / threw) the article I left you?

To v too v two
to v. too v. two

  • To is a preposition. A few of its many definitions are toward, reaching as far as, and until.

  • Too is an adverb meaning additionally, excessively, very, or extremely.

  • Two = 2

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  • She turned (to / too) him and said hello.

  • The sun was (to / too) bright, so I put on my shades.

  • The dictator was restored (to / too) power.

  • You can’t have your cake and eat it (to / too).

Desert versus dessert
desert versus dessert

  • Desert can be a noun or a verb.

    • Noun - a dry place.

    • Verb - toleavesomeonebehind.

  • Dessert is a yummy treat eaten after a meal.

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  • Scorpions live in the (dessert / desert).

  • How many cookies may I have for (dessert / desert)?

  • He begged her not to (dessert / desert)him.

  • How do cactus grow in the (dessert / desert) without much water?

Your v you re whose v who s
your v. you’rewhose v. who’s

  • Your is the possessive form of you.

  • Whose is the possessive form of who.

  • You’re is the contraction of you are.

  • Who’s is the contraction of who is or who has.

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  • (Your / You’re) a good friend.

  • (Your / You’re) St. Patrick’s Day party was great!

  • (Whose / Who’s) book is this?

  • (Whose / Who’s) the new student?

Here v hear
here v. hear

  • The verb hear means to perceive sound or to listen.

  • The adverb here means at, in, or toward a place.

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  • It is hard to (hear / here) in (hear / here).

  • There are no strangers (hear / here), only friends you haven't yet met.

  • I know I left my binder in (hear / here).

Hole v whole
hole v. whole

  • The noun hole refers to an opening, a hollowplace, a defect, or a dingy place.

  • The adjective whole means entire, complete, or unbroken. As a noun, whole means an entire amount or a thing complete in itself.

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  • The entire apartment was about the size of a dentist's office, and eight people lived in this miserable (whole / hole).

  • The (whole / hole) apartment would shudder in the night whenever the train rumbled by.

  • We sold my uncle's house and land for a (whole / hole) lot of money.

Know versus now versus no
know versus nowversus no

  • Know - (verb) to be familiar with someone or something.

  • Now - at the presenttime or moment.

  • No - negative reply, refusal or disagreement.

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  • Shane always (knows / nows / nos) exactly what time it is.

  • Where are you working (know / now / no)?

  • Do you (know / now/ no) the difference between them (know / now / no)?

Morning versus mourning
morningversus mourning

  • Morning - the first part or period of the day, extending from dawn, or from midnight, to noon.

  • Mourning - the act of a person who mourns; sorrowing or lamentation.

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  • She has already had four cups of coffee this (morning/mourning).

  • The family is in (morning / mourning) and requests privacy at this time.

Peace versus piece
peace versus piece

  • The noun peace means contentment or the absence of war.

  • The noun piece refers to a portion or a part of a whole.

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  • "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know (peace/piece).” -Jimi Hendrix

  • "Sitting at the table one day, I held the fork in my left hand and pierced a (peace/piece) of chicken.” -Maya Angelou

  • May I have another (peace/piece) of pizza?

Principal versus principle
principal versus principle

  • As a noun, principal commonly means "administrator" or "sum of money." As an adjective, principal means "most important."

  • The noun principle means "basic truth" or "rule."

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  • Ms. Benson said that boredom was her (principal/principle) reason for retiring.

  • Mr. Greenland is our school (principal / principle).

  • The (principal/principle) of gardening is to provide nourishment).