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Homophones - words commonly confused and misused

Review worksheets on homophones, commonly confused and misused words that sound alike, but are spelled differently and which have different meanings.

Editing Worksheet/Practice 1

OBJECTIVE: Practice words commonly used incorrectly in sentences.

DIRECTIONS: Underline the correct choice for each situation, in each sentence, given inside the parentheses. Read the sentence to yourself silently to check that your chosen answer is correct.

1. I (know, now, no) this song very well.
2. You have (know, now, no) reason (two, too, to) sing that song right (know, now, no) since you (know, now, no) we are supposed (two, too, to) be quiet.
3. (You're, Your) reminding me that we are supposed (two, too, to) be quiet (know, now, no)?
4. (It's, Its) not the time (know, now, no) to be singing!
5. (You're, Your) not the right person to be singing that song, anyway!
6. (You're, Your) telling me that I have (know, now, no) singing talent?
7. (You're, Your) singing voice is (two, too, to) deep for that song.
8. I (know, now, no) (two, too, to) other songs that you could sing very well.
9. You only (know, now, no) how (two, too, to) sing rock and roll songs.
10. (It's, Its) easier (two, too, to) sing rock and roll songs.
11. (Know, Now, No), I don't agree with you, I think that (it's, its) easier to sing rhythm and blues songs.
12. (Know, Now, No) is not the time (two, too, to) argue about singing songs.
13. The school does not want us singing music in (it's its) classrooms.
14. I think that (it's, its) just (two, too, to) bad that the school rules tell us not (two, too, to) sing in the classrooms.
15. (Two, Too, To) of us got caught singing yesterday.

Editing Worksheet/Practice 2

OBJECTIVE: Practice words commonly used incorrectly in sentences. There, their, they're, its, it's, our, hour, red, read, here, hear, for, four, your, you're, sense, since

DIRECTIONS: Underline the correct choice for each situation, in each sentence, given inside the parentheses. Read the sentence to yourself silently to check that your chosen answer is correct.

1. (There, Their, They're) are three students in this class.
2. (Your, You're) shirt is (red, read), and I think that color looks good on you.
3. Did you (here, hear) the bell? (Its, It's) time for class to begin.
4. Thomas and Susan are not listening. (Their, There, They're) going to get into trouble!
5. (Their, There, They're) books are still inside (their, there, they're) bookbags.
6. Susan's bookbag is on the table over (there, their, they're).
7. Thomas has already (read, red) the book we will use (for, four) today's lesson.
8. (Your, You're) sixteen years old today. (Your, You're) book is brand new.
9. (It's, Its) been (for, four) days (since, sense) you were (here, hear).
10. Please have the good (since, sense) to pay attention to today's lesson.
11. The (red, read) notebook is over (their, they're, there) on the table.
12. (Our, hour) school does not want us singing music in (there, their, they're) classrooms.
13. I think that (it's, its) not polite to sing when others are trying to (red, read).
14. Thomas (red, read) for an (our, hour) last night before dinner.
15. Susan has (since, sense), she is paying attention to the teacher.

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Solution Summary

Homophones are words which sound alike, but are spelled differently, and that have different meanings, are often confusing and are often misused in written work. These worksheets highlight several examples of commonly misused words with an answer key that explains the reasoning for the correct word choice.

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