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Homonyms

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Homonyms

  1. 1. Homonyms<br />Words that sound the same, but are spelled differently because they have different meanings. <br />
  2. 2. Definition<br />Many words that sound alike are actually spelled differently, depending on their meaning. Most computer spellcheckers do not fix this.<br />Incorrect: I was not aloud to go out late.<br />Correct: I was not allowed to go out late.<br />
  3. 3. Correction Method<br />To correct this common grammar problem, simply memorize & practice using common homonyms.<br />Incorrect: He went too the mall.<br />Correct: He went to the mall.<br />
  4. 4. Example Sentences<br />Incorrect: Their being very rude.<br />Correct: They’re being very rude.<br />Incorrect: Who would where that ugly shirt?<br />Correct: Who would wear that ugly shirt?<br />
  5. 5. Common Homonyms<br />Its/ it’s<br />To/two/too<br />There/their/they’re<br />Your/you’re<br />Ware/where/wear<br />Pair/pare/pear<br />No/know<br />In/inn<br />

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