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					Homophones, Homonyms,
 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

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.
A well rounded writer agrees with
               agreement rules.

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

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)

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)

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.

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

To choose correctly among the forms of
 who, rephrase to choose between he and
  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

Finish page 16 & 18 of your writing
 handbook. Be prepared to turn in

Meet in 1020 lab tomorrow!