Grammar tipsHomophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently.
· pair and pear
· whether and weather
· weight and wait
· shore and sure
· their, there, and they’re
· to, too, and twoHomonyms are multiple-meaning words because they are spelled the same but have different meanings. When you have a pair of homonyms, one word is a noun and the other word is a verb.
v bear- the animal and “I can’t bear to hear that.”
v change- coins and to do something differently
v can- of food and you are able to do something
v beam- a ray and to smile
v saw- a tool and to have seen something in the pastv heat- energy from the sun and to make something hotterReminders for English Language Learners
- articles are a, an, one, the, this, these
- prepositional phrases are in, on, under, beside, in back of
- comparison words are smaller, larger, fewer, less, wider, narrower, taller, shorter