You should already know what homophones are, as last month’s focus was their, there and they’re.
Recap: These are words that sound the same when pronounced out loud but have different meanings.
This month our focus is the other commonly misused homophones: were, where, wear and we’re.
This word is used when asking a question that’s related to a location or giving directions to a location.
All of these sentence use ‘where’ to ask for or give directions to a location.
Although this word is pronounced just like ‘where’, it most certainly doesn’t have the same meaning. Actually, ‘wear’ has two meanings:
1. To refer to clothing, accessories or equipment that you carry or have on your body.
2. To refer to something being excessively used or exhausted.
This word is a past tense form of ‘are’.
This word is a contraction of ‘we are’.
Your teachers will display this target in their classroom-check which one is correct if you’re not sure.
Your English teachers will revise it in class.
It is your responsibility to check your written work and try to use the correct one!
Use the COPS Proofreading checklist for longer pieces of written work-ask your teachers for this.
Remember that spell checker will not always pick up this mistake so it’s up to you!