Everyday English 1
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Everyday English 1

3.4 Homophones

Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings. They are often mixed up. Below are the ten most commonly mixed-up homophones:

  • two, to, too
  • there, their, they’re
  • weather, whether
  • would, wood
  • sea, see
  • four, for, fore
  • our, are
  • hear, here
  • no, know
  • knew, new

Activity 16 Using homophones

Timing: Allow about 10 minutes

Select the correct homophone in the following sentences.

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Here are the correct sentences again:

  1. They’re over there in their car.

  2. It’s too late for the two of you to go.

  3. There is no way you know her.

  4. If we sit here we will be able to hear the radio.

  5. We are going to visit our favourite beach tomorrow.

  6. I just don’t know whether the weather is going to improve.


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