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Commonly Confused Words
Introduction In the English language there are some words that are spelled differently but sound exactly the same, and there are some words that are spelled the same but are pronounced differently. Then, there are those words that do not share the same spelling or pronunciation but are often confused. These are your commonly confused words.
Introduction Homonyms Its / Its Your / Youre To / Two / Too Whose/Whos There / Their / Theyre Confusables Where / Were/Wear This / These Everyday / Every day Then / Than Except/Accept
Its and Its This is one of the most troublesome pairs because the possessive pronoun ITS does not carry an apostrophe as in: The cats claws. Since this is a possessive pronoun, it may help to think of the S in ITS as already belonging to the word. The apostrophe is used in the contraction ITS (short for it is). Its common for the cat to lick its claws.
Your and Youre Again, this is a case of a possessive pronoun and a contraction. YOUR shows that something belongs to you. YOURE is short for You are. Youre wasting your time with this project.
To, Too, and Two TO preposition Walk to the car (toward) infinitive indicator To skate TOO can mean also or indicate degree TWO is the number following one The two girls wanted to go to the skating rink too, but it was too late.
Whos and Whose WHOS always means who is or who has Whos your date for the dance? Whos got my car keys? WHOSE Possessive pronoun: something that belongs to who Whose dirty socks are on the floor?
Their, Theyre, and There THEIR: (possessive pronoun) belonging to them THEYRE: (contraction) They are THERE: (adverb) At or in that place (primary def.) Theyre leaving their tired dog over there.
Where, Were, and Wear Similarity in spelling and improper pronunciation often cause these to be used incorrectly. WHERE : (pronounced w+air or hw+air) at or in what place. WERE : (pronounced wur) past tense of are WEAR: (pronounced w+air) Where were you hiding?
A Little Trick HERE If you confuse There / Their, Where / Were and Here/Hear – Remember that the words that have to do with place have the word HERE in them. Think here T W
Then and Than Than is a conjunction used in comparisons Then is an adverb denoting time. Bob noticed that some mice were much bigger than others. Then, he realized they werent mice at all!
Except and Accept Except: is a preposition meaning but or leaving out. It can also be a verb to mean to leave out Accept: means to receive An easy way to remember the difference is that the x eliminates.
Review: Remember the Difference? Homonyms Its / Its Your / Youre To / Two / Too Whose/Whos There / Their / Theyre Confusables Where / Were/Wear This / These Then / Than Except/Accept