2What is a Homophone?A homophone is two or more words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.Here are some examples of homophones:sun, son peace, piece cellar, sellerThey are words that are often confused with each other because they are so similar.
3It’s and ItsWhen you write “it is” as a contraction, use “it’s”. For example:It’s (it is) a beautiful day outside today.I wonder if it’s (it is) going to rain tomorrow.When you want to show possession (owning something), use “its”.Its fur was brown and soft.The seal rolled over onto its back.
4You’re, Your “You’re” is a contraction meaning “you are”. “You’re (you are) supposed to go to school today,” said Mom.“Who do you think you’re (you are) talking to?” She asked.“Your” is the word that you use when you want to write about possession (owning something).Your book is on the table where you left it.When will your letter come in the mail?
5Who’s, Whose “Who’s” is a contraction which means “who is”. Guess who’s (who is) coming to dinner?Who’s (who is) driving to the ballgame tonight?The possessive form of “who” is “whose”. Whose car is out in the driveway?Do you know whose sweater this is?
6They’re, Their, ThereWhen you want to write the contraction for “they are”, you would write “they’re”.They’re (they are) coming over to visit after dinner.Do you know when they’re (they are) leaving?When you want to write about possession, write “their”.Their dog ran away yesterday.Do you like the color of their house?
7They’re, Their, ThereWhen you are talking about a place, write “there”.She tossed the ball over there.They met over there, at the end of the block.Another use of “there” is for an introduction of a clause or sentence.There aren’t any more cookies in the jar.There are fifty-two weeks in a calendar year.
8Are, Our “Are” is a to-be verb. Are you going to go to the beach on Saturday?We are so excited that they will visit this summer.“Our” is a possessive form of “we”.Our cat likes to eat spaghetti and meatballs.Do you want to drive to the concert in our car?
9Choose the right word, and then click to see if you are correct. 1. ItsThe animal shed it’s/its fur all over the couch.Its/It’s going to be a long time until we can go on vacation.You’re/Your going to have to pay your bills on time.What are you going to name your/you’re new puppy?Whose/Who’s car is out there in the driveway?Whose/Who’s going to be home when the furniture is delivered?They’re/Their/There going to go kayaking down the river.Do you want to know they’re/their/there address?Put the book on the shelf over they’re/their/there.We went to are/our cabin in the woods for the weekend.Sometime we are/our going to go to Hawaii.2. It’s3. You’re4. your5. Whose6. Who’s7. They’re8. their9. there10. our11. areClick to reviewClick to go on
10Hear, Here When you are talking about listening, use “hear”. Do you hear what I hear?I hear that this summer will be hotter than last summer.When you are talking about a place, write “here”.“Come here,” she said.We carried the luggage in here.
11Hear, HereLike “there”, the word “here” can be used as an introductory clause or sentence.Here is a book that you might want to read.Here comes the bride!
12No, KnowWhen you want to write a negative response, use the word “no”.No, you can’t ride your bike in the dark.She begged her father for permission, but he said, “No.”When you are writing about knowledge, use the word “know”.“I know the answer to the question!” She exclaimed.“Do you know where you are going, or do you need directions?
13New, KnewWhen you are writing about something that was made or came into being recently, you want to use the word “new”.The new book was stiff and hard to open.The fresh coat of paint made the bookcase look new.When you are writing about something that you learned, you need to use the word “knew”.I studied hard, so I knew the information on the exam.She knew how to speak Spanish, French, and German.
14To, Two, Too “To” is a preposition that gives direction. He gave the flowers to his girlfriend.We drove to New York City.“Two” is a number: 2.Two people walked down the street.We had two dollars, but that wasn’t enough to buy the gift.
15To, Two, Too When you mean “also”, use the word “too”. The bunny rabbit ate carrots and lettuce, too.The little girl wanted to tag along, too.“Too” can also mean “more than enough”.Too many times, she gave up before she even tried.The cost of the apartment was too much for their budget.
16Allowed, Aloud “Allowed” means “given permission”. Her parents allowed her to date the class clown.You are not allowed to smoke in this building.“Aloud” means “out loud”.The birds were chirping aloud in their nest.He recited his Spanish vocabulary list aloud.
17Matching – Click on the word that fits in the sentence. 1. twoHe read the book _____, which bothered the people around him.Put the newspaper down over ____.The baby crawled over ___ the rattle.___ boys climbed into the boat and rowed away.She was so excited to show off her ___ dress.Do you ____ the thunder outside?“____, you may not go out in the rain to play.”He ____ how to tie his sneakers.She had ____ many pairs of shoes.Natalie was ______ to go to the movies last weekend.Do you _____ the answer to the question?2. knew3. allowed4. know5. no6. here7. new8. aloud9. to10. hear11. tooClick to reviewClick to go on
18By, Buy, ByeIf you are writing about something beside something else, use “by”.She stood by the window and looked out.The carton of eggs was by the package of bacon.“By” can also mean “a period of time”.By the time you read this, I will be gone.I hope that you get all your shopping done byChristmas.
19By, Buy, ByeWhen you are talking about purchasing something, you “buy” it.I went to the market to buy a fat pig.“Buy some roses for your mother,” he instructed.When you leave somewhere, you would say, “bye”. It is a shortened form of “good-bye”.“Bye!” He called, as he ran out the door.It made her sad to say, “good-bye”.The baby waved her little hand and said “bye-bye”.
20Whether, WeatherWhen you are talking about alternative possibilities or you mean “either”, you use the word “whether”.The test will be given today, whether or not you are ready.“Whether or not, here I come!” He called.When you are taking about the conditions outside, you are taking about “weather”.The weather reporter predicted the big snow storm.Spring time seems to bring the nicest weather.
21Roll, Role A “roll” is a bread product that you can eat. You can make a sandwich on a roll.Eating a roll with soup is delicious.A “role” is a character or part played by a performer.She didn’t like the role she was assigned.The actor’s role was small, but important.A “role” can also be a position or the expected social behavior of a person.He was considered to be a positive role model.The role he played in her life was like a father-figure.
22Through, ThrewUse the word “through” when you are talking about something going in one side and out the other.We drove through the tunnel.The dog squeezed through the doggie door.When you tossed something away, you “threw” it.The pitcher threw the ball towards home plate.She threw the paper in the trash.
23Click on the correct word that completes the sentence. buyWill you ________ me some roses?He ________ the ball so hard that it broke the bat.The ________ was warm and soft when it came out of the oven.My, my, we’re having nice _________ these days, aren’t we?________ you like it or not, you are going to brush your teeth.She waved and said, “_____________”.We drove _____________ a tunnel in the mountain.The spider sat ____________ Little Miss Muffett.The actor played his ___________ quite well.bythrewrolerollbyeweatherrollWhetherwhetherbuybyethrewthroughweatherbythroughroleClick to reviewClick to go on
24Cent, Scent, Sent “Cent” is a form of monetary currency. One penny is worth one cent.When he checked his pocket, all he had was one cent.A “scent” is something you can smell.The skunk’s pungent scent permeated the air.Her perfume’s scent was light and sweet.“Sent” is a verb which means to dispatch to a destination.He sent the letter on Monday morning.When did the package get sent?
25Wear, Where When you put clothing on, you wear it. What will you wear on Saturday night?When will you find out what you have to wear?“Where” means “at which spot?”Where in the world did you go this morning?She didn’t say where she was going.
26Board, Bored An example of a “board” is a long, flat, wooden slab. He attached each board to the roof with nails.She jumped from on top of the diving board.“Bored” means that you are disinterested in something or that you have nothing to do.“I’m bored,” he moaned, looking out at the pouring rain.The entire class looked bored.
27Compliment, Complement A “Compliment” is praise or admiration.She blushed when he gave her a compliment on her new hairstyle.He performed so well that she had to compliment him on his singing.“Complement” is something that completes or makes something whole.Purple and yellow are colors that complement each other on the color wheel.90 degree angles complement each other.
28Select the Correct Word A). scent B). sent C).centOne penny is worth oneare you going to go to college?He built the chair out of one large, woodenShe blushed when he gave her aHave you in your taxes yet?He doodled on his notes because he feltThe perfume’s was sweet and alluring.What will you to the concert tonight?Blue and orange are colors whicheach other.A). Wear B) C). HereWhereA) B). bored C). stickboardA). complement B). greeting C).complimentA) B). scent C). centsentA). board B) C). stickboredA). sent B) C). centscentA) B). where C). herewearA) B). greeting C). complimentcomplementClick to reviewClick to go on
29For, Four, Fore“For” is a preposition that is used to indicate the object, aim, or purpose of an action or activity.The present for the child was wrapped in red paper.They put their house up for sale.Four is a number: 4.Four cows crossed the road.The little girl held up four fingers when they asked her age.
30For, Four, Fore“Fore” is a word that means “towards the front”. It is often part of a compound word, such as forewarned, forecast, foreshadow, and before.The weatherman’s forecast was incorrect.Before leaving, make sure you lock the door.
31Heard, Herd “Heard” means that you perceived sound by the ear. Have you heard the latest news?She heard that they were getting married.A “herd” is a group of animals or a crowd of people. “Herd” can also mean the action of grouping the animals or people.The herd of elephants lumbered to the waterhole.“Will you herd the children into the cafeteria?”
32Right, Rite, Write “Right” is a direction. They turned right at the corner.After you cross the bridge, turn right.“Right” also means “correct” or “the truth”.She confessed because it was the right thing to do.He got all the questions right.“Right” can also mean “immediately” or “to put in order.”Right before she left, she slammed the door.After the boat capsized, they set it right.
33Right, Rite, Write “Rite” means a custom or a ceremony. Getting their driver’s license is a rite of passage formost teenagers.The pastor performed the rite of baptism on the babies.“Write” means to form letters, words, and sentences. It is a form of communication.Don’t forget to write down how much I owe you.When we write, others can understand our ideas.
34Select the correct Answer forforfour foreWe went a ride in the country.Have you if she had her baby yet?Her “Sweet Sixteen” party was like a of passage.“ score and seven years ago,” said Abraham Lincoln.The of cattle made a lot of noise last night.Turn at the light and then left at the next street.The weather cast was incorrect again.Don’t forget to to your mother.herdheardwrite rightriteFor ForeFourherdheardwrite riterightfor fourforewriteright riteClick to go onClick to review
35Stationary, Stationery “Stationary” means “staying in one place.” (Hint: “Stationary” is spelled with an “a”, just like “stay” is spelled with an “a”.)The cat was stationary on the window ledge.The stationary train sat empty for years and years.“Stationery” is what you’d write a letter on. (Hint: “Stationery” is spelled with an “e”, just like letter is spelled with “e”s.)They gave her a gift of stationery and pens.She sprayed perfume on the stationery before sealing it in the envelope.
36Principle, PrincipalA “principle” is a basic truth or standard that one believes and upholds.He was a decent man who lived by his principle beliefs.It was the principle of the matter, not the outcome.A “principal” is the head administrator in a school.The principal raised his hand as a signal to the students to be quiet.She cheated on the test, so her teacher sent her to see the principal.
37Capital, CapitolThe city that is the official seat of government for a city or a country is called the “capital”.Tallahassee is the capital of Florida.Mexico’s capital is Mexico City.The only use of the word “Capitol” is when it refers to the building in Washington, DC.The United States Congress meets in the Capitol Building.My sister looked at the top of the Capitol Building and saw a sculpture of an Indian at the top.
38Tail, Tale An animal has a “tail”. He stepped on the cat’s tail by accident.The dog chased his tail.Another word for “tale” is “story”.He told a long and complicated tale of woe.Sleeping Beauty is a fairy tale.
39Click on True or False Stationary Stationery is paper that you would write a letter on.A is someone who is in charge of a school.The Building is in Washington, D.C.The animal’s was white and fluffy.The man stood and watched the deer.His belief was to be kind to others.The of Guatemala is Guatemala City.The storyteller told a which was full of mysteryand intrigue.This is now correct.TrueFalseprincipalTrueFalseCapitolCapitalThis is now correct.TrueFalsetailtaleThis is now correct.TrueFalsestationaryTrueFalseprincipleprincipalThis is now correct.TrueFalsecapitalTrueFalsetaleTrueFalseClick to reviewClick to go on