If there is one area where I am apt to be a member of the grammar police, it would be in the area of homophones. I hate it when a writer uses there when they really should be using they’re or their.
One homophone that we recently disagreed about at work was pore and pour. Most of us thought that “we poured over material” as we studied. However, one person argued that we should have used the word “pored”. We looked it up on google and I found four sources that said the word was pored, not poured. We pour milk over our cereal, but this word has nothing to do with studying. Here are numerous homophones to check and determined that you have used the correct word.
The Most Common Problematic Homophones
Too, two, to;
there, their, they’re;
where, wear, ware,
If you have any question about the proper usage of these words, be sure to google them to discover how each word would be used in a sentence.
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