Are You Listening?
Use the following homonyms in a single sentence. Move slowly; these are the words that slip by in your writing when yur not paying attention.
- Your, you’re, yore
- There, their, they’re
- Pair, pare, pear
- Holy, holey, wholly
- Praise, prays, preys
- New, gnu, knew
- Maine, main, mane
Val’s Answers to Grammar Quiz #73
These are my solutions. What are yours?
1. Your grandmothers tell tales about the days of yore until you’re worn out.
2. They’re stories about flower children who found there was fun in their rebellion.
3. “Pare a pear and add it to a pair of apples for a sweet treat,” she croons.
4. Ignore that holy terror with the holey jacket who is wholly to blame for the ruckus.
5. Praise goes to the hero who found out how the idiot preys on the little ones and prays after dinner.
6. Who knew the gnu was a new resident of the friendly neighborhood?
7. The main story we liked best was about the princess from Maine who had a mane of golden curls.