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Grammar - Homophones, Language Arts Educational Posters
for the language arts classroom and home schoolers.

literature posters > Grammar Index | HOMOPHONES | Parts of Speech | Punctuation

A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, such as “merry, marry and Mary”. A homophone may be spelled the same; if they are spelled differently they may be called heterographs.

Affect, Effect / By, Buy / Hear, Here / Imply, Infer / It's, Its / Lay, Lie / Lose, Loose / They're, There, Their / To, Too, Two / You're, Your /

Another example of a homophone is K-9 for describing Canines.

Grammar: Affect, Effect
Grammar: Affect, Effect

Affect - Influence
Effect - Execute

If he can effect his will, it will affect the games outcome.

Grammar: By, Buy
Grammar: By, Buy

By - Through or near
Buy - Purchase

Go by the toy store and buy whatever you want.

Grammar: Hear, Hear
Grammar: Hear, Hear

Hear - Sound
Here - Place

You are here.
Hear with your ear.

Grammar: Imply, Infer
Grammar: Imply, Infer

Imply - Communication
Infer - Listening

The speaker did not mean to imply, but the audience chose to infer.

Grammar: Imply, Infer
Grammar: It's, Its

It's - Communication
Its - Listening

The speaker did not mean to imply, but the audience chose to infer.

Grammar: Lay, Lie
Grammar: Lay, Lie

Lay - Place
Lie - Recline

Lay down the book.
Lie back in the chair, and enjoy the ocean.

Lay, Laid, Laying, Laid / Lie, Lay, Lying, Lain

Grammar: Lose, Loose
Grammar: Lose, Loose

Lose - Misplace
Loose - Untethered

People lose loose coins in cushions.

Grammar: They're, There, Their
Grammar: They're, There, Their

They're - They are
Their - Possessive
There - Place

They're hanging their jackets there.

Grammar: To, Too, Two
Grammar: To, Too, Two

To - Toward
Too - A regrettable degree
Two - 1 + 1

The two cats ran to the window too late.

Grammar: You're, Your
Grammar: You're, Your

You're - You are
Your - Possessive

You're missing your train.

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