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Chapter 23. Diction: Find the Right Word... > Homophones: Give Piece a Chance - Pg. 237

Diction: Find the Right Word, Not Its First Cousin Word whether your you're Definition if belonging to you you are Example Whether or not you agree. Is that your jacket? You're late again. 237 Your You're On Choose the correct word in each set of parenthesis. 1. 2. 3. Bigamy: One wife (to/two/too) many. Monogamy: same idea. Police in Wichita, Kansas, arrested a 22-year-old man at an airport hotel after he tried to pass (to/too/two) counterfeit $16 bills. The feud between East Coast and West Coast rappers continues. It all started over the usual: who controls what, who insulted whom, (weather/whether) the theories of Kierkegaard still have relevance. There is never enough time--unless (your/you're) serving it. Smokey the (Bare/Bear) warns us not to start forest fires. Living with a (conscience/conscious) is like driving a car with the brakes on. Being (conscious/conscience): that annoying time between naps. Egotist: a person more interested in himself (than/then) in me. In America (there/their) are two classes of travel--first class and with children. Just remember (you're/your) unique, just like everyone else. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Answers 1. too 2. two 3. whether 4. you're 5. Bear 6. conscience 7. conscious 8. than 9. there 10. you're Homophones: Give Piece a Chance More, more, more! Distinguishing between words can be fun and games. Have some fun; try the following game: What do the following 20 words have in common? 1. aisle 2. hour 3. knap 4. knave 5. kneed 6. knew 7. knickers 8. knight 9. knit 10. knot 11. llama 12. psalter 13. scent 14. whole 15. wrap 16. wrest 17. wretch 18. wright 19. write 20. wrote