Homophones - words with the same sound, different spelling and different meaning.
Homophones are words that have the same sound but different meanings and different spellings.
For example: there, they’re, their/ to, too, two /been, bean /witch, which/bye, buy, by/ here, hear/pear, pair, pare/ isle, aisle, I’ll/ allowed, aloud/ ate, eight/ new, knew/ piece, peace/ genes, jeans/ here, hear*
*These words are often used incorrectly in writing. The computer will not show it's a mistake because it's not a spelling mistake.
Using memory tricks will help sort out which witch is which.
The most common mistake is with there, their, they’re
there = place. Use a word within a word memory trick here there where
their = possession. My car, their car. their - i = my = their. Or word within a word - their heir
they’re is a contraction of they are so when reading your work back say they’re as they are and you’ll soon see if it fits.
hear or here? Hear with your ear (a word within a word memory trick.)
here there where = place
stationery or stationary? Remember the memory trick?
Stationery = envelopes. Stationary = at the station.
piece or peace? Remember the word within a word? A piece of pie.
peace and love .
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