To, Too, or Two?

These homophones are tricky because there are three of them, they all sound the same, but they have highly different meanings. There is one simply trick that will help you distinguish the difference between them–one trick will help you sort out all three homophones. to–Preposition; shows direction or relation to another object John walked to…

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Weather vs Whether

These two homophones are tricky buggers for many of us. Why? Because they sound the same, and they look awfully close in spelling. Here’s how to remember the difference between the two. Weather; N. –the condition of the atmosphere or climate The weather outside is frightful. Weather; V.–the act of wearing down by erosion The horse saddle…

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Affect vs. Effect

Affect vs. Effect Ah, what a troublesome pair! The reason these words cause so many people so much confusion is that they are homophones–words that sound the same but have different meanings. When listening casually to a speaker, it’s difficult to tell the difference, and most of us can bluff our way through the speaking…

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Then vs. Than

Then vs. Than People often confuse, or misuse, these two words. Here are two quick tips that can help you remember the difference between them. Then has an “e,” which stands for “eternity,” or “time.” Then indicates a change in events: He walked to the store, then he purchased groceries. Than has an “a,” which…

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