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A homophone is a word which sounds like another, but has a different spelling and meaning.



to / too / two

to – a direction or preposition

       e.g. I’m going to school.  e.g. We need to go now.

too – as well/also, too much

         e.g. I’m going to school, too.  e.g. We have too much homework.

two – the number 2

          e.g. I have two literacy classes today.  e.g. Our last class starts at two o’clock.


your / you’re

your – shows possession/ownership (possessive pronoun)

          e.g. Your story was really interesting!  e.g. Did you do your homework?

you’re – a contraction of ‘you are’.

            e.g. You’re so funny!  e.g. You’re in year 7.


their / they’re / there

their – shows possession/ownership (possessive pronoun)

           e.g. Their names are Jack and Jill.      e.g. I’m going to their new house.

they’re – a contraction for ‘they are’

              e.g. They’re at the market.     e.g. They’re not very nice apples.

there – a place - with the verb ‘to be’ (e.g. am, are, is, was, were)

            e.g. The market is just over there.     e.g. There are a lot of homophones in the English language!


Some other homophones:

1. to too two
2. male mail
3. weak week
4. so sew sow
5. no know
6. leak leek
7. by bye buy
8. paw poor
9. tail tale
10. our are
11. pore poor
12. bean been
13. vain vane
14. bored board
15. through threw

16. new knew
17. there their they’re
18. where wear
19. waist waste
20. piece peace
21. hire higher
22. aloud allowed
23. flour flower
24. site sight
25. we’re weir
26. key quay
27. cent scent sent
28. check cheque
29. weather whether    
30. serial cereal



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