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What is a homophone?

A homophone is a word which sounds the same as another word, but has a different meaning and is often spelt differently.

To, Two and Too

Let's look at the difference...

toI am going to the shops.
two(number)
there are two shoes in a pair.
too(as well/too many)
I am going to the shops.
  • Can I come too?
  • there is too much salt on my chips

There, Their and They're

Let's look at the difference...

there(location - over there)
The football ground is over there.

Also used to introduce a clause
There are a range of available rooms.
their(belonging to someone)
it is their car not ours.
they're(a contraction of/short for 'they are')
they're my best friends

Where, Wear, Were and We're

Let's look at the difference...

whereOn no! Where did I put that money?
wearI want to wear my new trainers
wereWe were best friends in junior school
we're(A contraction of/short for 'we are')
We're going to McDonald's after school
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