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Words that sound alike.

Post by MC on Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:58 pm

Many people have problems with words that sound alike.
For reference to aid those who might need a refresher, here are a few:

Their --shows ownership of something: Those are their books.
There --shows location: There are your books.
They're --is the contraction of they are: They're good books.
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Your-- Shows possession/ownership: Your books are great!
You're--is the contraction of you are: You're great!
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Through--preposition for going inside something and out the otherside: I went through the mirror into wonderland.
Threw--a verb. past tense of throw: I threw the mirror and it shattered.
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Any you'd like to add?
Listing of homonyms


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Re: Words that sound alike.

Post by Garmar on Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:44 pm

Buy --To purchase. Or accept as truth.

By --Used in specifying adjacent dimensions. In the neighborhood of, close to.

Bi --Sexually attracted to both sexes. Prefix for two or twice. A heavy brittle metallic element usually recovered as a by-product from ores of other metals.

Bye --A farewell remark.


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Re: Words that sound alike.

Post by Garmar on Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:48 pm

Too --To a degree exceeding normal or proper limits. In addition.

Two --The sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number.

To --In the direction of. Sign of the infinitive case.

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Re: Words that sound alike.

Post by Jack on Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:21 pm

Fore - An Adjectve. Situated at or toward the front, as compared with something else.

For - A preposition. With the object or purpose of: to run for exercise.

Four - The number 4; My son is four years old.
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Re: Words that sound alike.

Post by ebyss on Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:26 pm

Rain- water that falls from the sky. The rain is wet and cold.

Reign - to rule. The king reigns all the common people.

Rein - a strap that is used to control an animal, 2. to control
The horse's rein connects to the bit.

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Re: Words that sound alike.

Post by Jack on Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:49 pm

Road - A broad trail. I quickly ran across the road to pick up my money.

Rode - Past tense of ride. Yesturday, I rode with my Mom, to pick up some treats for tomorrow.

Rowed - To propel a boat by oars. My brothers rowed their boats up stream.
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Re: Words that sound alike.

Post by Bagit on Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:23 pm

Be: i read the definition, but it didn't make much sense at the moment. confused

Bee: it will sting you.
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Re: Words that sound alike.

Post by Garmar on Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:41 pm

Bagit wrote:Be: i read the definition, but it didn't make much sense at the moment. confused

It's a verb forming the word group am, are, is, was, were, being, and been. Which form you use is based on tense and plurality.

I am drunk.
I will be drunk.
I have been drunk.
I was drunk.

She/he is drunk.
They are drunk.

I'm sure there is a better explanation for this, but I'm a bit out of my depth I believe. This is the way I understand it.

Maybe I'm just drunk. biggrin


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Re: Words that sound alike.

Post by Bagit on Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:28 am

Thank you Garmar for clearing up that issue for me.

I know how be should be used, but that definition was confusing as hell... i guess i am not to book smart/savy.

I guess a couple cold ones can cloud a head up some too

Rolling Eyes


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Re: Words that sound alike.

Post by Bagit on Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:10 pm

Shoe / Shew

Dew / Do

Bear / Bare
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Re: Words that sound alike.

Post by Bagit on Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:28 pm

Garmar wrote:Buy --To purchase. Or accept as truth.

By --Used in specifying adjacent dimensions. In the neighborhood of, close to.

Bi --Sexually attracted to both sexes. Prefix for two or twice. A heavy brittle metallic element usually recovered as a by-product from ores of other metals.


Bye goes with that group also Garmar. thumbs up
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Re: Words that sound alike.

Post by Garmar on Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:13 am

Bagit wrote:
Garmar wrote:Buy --To purchase. Or accept as truth.

By --Used in specifying adjacent dimensions. In the neighborhood of, close to.

Bi --Sexually attracted to both sexes. Prefix for two or twice. A heavy brittle metallic element usually recovered as a by-product from ores of other metals.


Bye goes with that group also Garmar. thumbs up

I knew there was one more to that set! I even asked my wife because it didn't seem right. Razz

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Re: Words that sound alike.

Post by Bagit on Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:20 am

Write / right /
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Re: Words that sound alike.

Post by Bagit on Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:16 pm

Night/ Knight
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Re: Words that sound alike.

Post by Bagit on Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:44 pm

See / Sea
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Re: Words that sound alike.

Post by Bagit on Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:23 am

Whether/Weather
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Re: Words that sound alike.

Post by Jennifer_million on Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:11 pm

know/ no
steal/steel
past,pass, passed
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