Homophones, Homonyms, homowhat? Improving our writing one mistake at a time Directions: Translate the following sentence by defining what the underlined word means…then write a short statement about what you think a homophone is. I love my also little black or red bugs. They came over to the behavior that belongs to us and brought they are dog. I go also baby-sit the dog smells they were flying on a flat piece of land to a mountain glance for a ski trip. I got along well with present dog while it stayed with me, and he had a good time, even though he was scratching and trying the number 2 little bugs that cause lime disease from his running way more than once. My mom was angry, though, when he snuck into the barren wasteland leaving his the conjugation of to be acquainted with and to take a break or a break in something all understood/interpret writing on a piece of paper. I let him sleep on a past tense of the verb to catch meaning something in the air at night, and he wagged his story every sad state when he woke up. He stayed a gap or opening usually in the ground not strong, and he didn’t even stop a thing. Give this information… What is a homophone? Words that sound the same but have a different spelling and a different meaning. A homonym is Words with the sound same and spelling but can have different meanings. Common Homophones Bored board Paste paced allowed aloud they’re their Peek peak Manner manor sea see there Seize sees Plain plane Hear here Too to Here hear Wait weight Red read two Ring wring Affect effect Past passed Lose Loose Knot not Accept except Know no Desert Desserts Where wear Effect/Affect/Affected Affect—verb; to act upon, to change or to cause a change My beliefs affect my actions. Effect—noun; result; consequence The causes lead to the effects Affected—adjective; influenced by an outside force; feigned. She was deeply affected by his death. The criminal had an affected British accent. Practice time Complete the exercises on page 18. Be prepared to discuss. Pronoun-antecedent agreement A well rounded writer agrees with agreement rules. Pronouns Replace nouns Should agree with and HAVE an antecedent (a noun that precedes it) Suzy loves her new bag. (underline the pronoun and circle the antecedent) Possessive pronouns show ownership John’s bag is on the counter = His bag is on the counter Rules A singular personal pronoun should be used with 2 or more singular antecedents joined by or or nor Neither Tom nor Ken brought his equipment. (circle the pronoun; underline the antecedent) Rules A plural personal pronoun should be used with 2 or more antecedents joined by and. Sue and Stan have chosen their instruments. (circle the pronoun; underline the antecedent) EXCEPT when distinguishing between joint and individual ownership. • Neither Linda nor Maria let me play her guitar (they both have a guitar) • Neither Linda nor Maria let me play their guitar (the guitar belongs to both of them) Rules Indefinite pronouns anyone, anybody, everyone, everybody, someone, somebody, no one, and nobody are always singular. Circle the grammatically correct sentence. Somebody left his or her bag at the station. Somebody left their bag at the station. RUles Form should stay the same when something is compounded. This bag is for me. This bag is for Fred and me/I. (circle the correct pronoun) Rules To choose correctly among the forms of who, rephrase to choose between he and him. Whom/Who do you think is responsible? (Do you think he/him is responsible?) Whom/Who should we ask to the club? (Should we ask he/him to the party?) Practice time Complete page 16 of your writing handbook and be prepared to discuss your responses. Homework Finish page 16 & 18 of your writing handbook. Be prepared to turn in tomorrow. Meet in 1020 lab tomorrow!