We have been studying about homophones in our class. Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently with different meanings. We use homophones everyday when we speak. Do you use them correctly in your writing?
Here are some sample sentences my students wrote using homophones. Pick the best one in your head. Then check the answers below to see if you are on the right track. (Yes! All the words in color are homophones!)
1. I (read/red) a book (buy/by/bye) Thomas Jefferson and (it's/its) about a big (whole/hole.)
2. They cut my (hair/hare) (two/too) times when the (son/sun) came up in the deep (blue/blew) sky.
3. The cat (eight, ate) some (hare/hair), saw somebody's (sun/son), and (dyed/died) in the (sea/see.)
1. read, by, it's, hole
2. hair, two, sun, blue
3. ate, hair, son, died, see
Can you add some more examples here?