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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
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
  • 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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