Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A-Z Blog Challenge: W

Whether or Weather…whatever.

Yeah, I have the weather on my mind a lot lately with all the storms and tornado warnings we’ve been having here in Arkansas, but as I read over my daughter’s short story, the incorrect spelling of the word “whether” sparked an idea for my W post in the A-Z blog challenge.  Words that may sound the same but have different meanings.

They can be confusing, these little buggers.

Here are a few more common used homonyms that are easy to get mixed up.  Watch for them in your own writing.

Accept : (verb) - to receive willingly, to approve, to aggree.
Except : (preposition or verb) - exclusion or leave out.

Advice : (noun) - suggestion or recommendation.
Advise : (verb) - to suggest.

Affect : (verb) - to change.
Effect : (noun) - result.

Buy : (verb) - to purchase.
By : next to something, by way of something.
Bye : Used to express farewell. Short for [goodbye].

Decent: kind, tolerant, respectable, modest.
Descent: family origins or ancestry. Also the process of coming or going down.
Dissent: (verb or noun) disagreement with a prevailing or official view.

Here : in, at, or to this place.
Hear : to perceive (sound) by the ear.

Where : to, at or in what place.
Were : past tense of the verb [to be]
Wear : to have clothing, glasses, etc. on your body.



Can you find the errors in this next paragraph?  Post it in the comments below and we’ll see who comes away being the High Homonym Holder.    : )


There going two peak over the hole thing and than see about romping threw the sweet smelling planes of Champagne.  The only descent excuse for not whereing the whether proof jackets was that they were following the advise given by the piece maker.  They sited him word for word.  I had know choice butt too agree.

Good luck!


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3 comments:

Terri said...

They're going to peak over the whole thing and then see about romping through the sweet smelling plains of Champagne. The only decent excuse for not wearing the weather proof jackets was that they were following the advice given by the peace maker. They cited him word for word. I had no choice but to agree.

How'd I do???

The one that bothers me most is the their / there / they're grrrrrrr

Charlene A. Wilson said...

Great! My biggest problem was with Champagne. I get them mixed up all the time. Lol. And after I wrote that para, I realized either Champagne or Champaign could be used. One as Champaign, Illinois (or as a plain) which is what I had in mind, or as the bubbly as a discriptive. So you'd be right either way there. :)

Mary G. said...

They're going two peek over the whole thing and then see about romping through the sweet smelling planes of Champagne. The only decent excuse for not wearing the weather-proof jackets was that they were following the advice given by the peace maker. They cited him word for word. I had know choice but to agree.