In your journal, Part 1 Homophones Homophones are words that have exactly the same sound (pronunciation) but different meanings and (usually) spelling. For example, the following two words have the same sound, but different meanings and spelling: hour our In the next example, the two words have the same sound and spelling, but different meanings (these are also called “homonyms”: bear (the animal) bear (to carry)
The Most Misused Ones There, they’re and their: There----a place They’re----means “They are” Their---belonging to them
In your journal, Part 2 Other Problems The lower case “i” When you write by hand, you always write “I” However, when you type on the computer, you type “i” Why?
In your journal, Part 3 “ Alot” It is ALWAYS two words – a lot You wouldn’t say, “I like it alittle.”
Quiz How many homophones can you name? How many homonyms can you name?
Homework for 9.14 Go into your discussion posts and edit for errors. Make sure that you have responded to at least three other classmates, and that you have responded to everyone who has responded to your introduction. Also make sure you’ve done all the prompts.
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