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Grammar Mini-Lesson: Homophones

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Elena Brown

on 9 March 2011

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Transcript of Grammar Mini-Lesson: Homophones

Homophones What are homophones? Homophones are words that sound the same, but may be spelled differently For example A Lesson in Grammar With the help of some of my favorite webcomics. Whether/Weather Weather: Whether expresses a doubt or choice. She wasn't sure whether she'd go to the dance or not Their/There/They're It's/Its And my personal favorite... Alot/Allot/A lot Allot: to distribute or hand out shares of something (time works here too) A lot: many of something, or to a large degree "I like cupcakes a lot." Do as much work as you can in the allotted time. Alot The alot is a character invented by the author of one of my favorite webcomics. She writes, "The Alot is an imaginary creature that I made up to help me deal with my compulsive need to correct other people's grammar. It kind of looks like a cross between a bear, a yak and a pug, and it has provided hours of entertainment for me..." "Alot of Fire" Or: A final word of advice: introductory commas
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