Here is the last of the sound-alike words. Study, review, and use them when you can.
threw: past tense of to throw
The hurler threw his best pitch right down the middle of the plate. through: preposition meaning ‘‘in one side and out the other’’
We walked through the many corridors of the large building.
waist: the middle portion of one’s body
He exercised to decrease the size of his waist. waste: garbage
The waste paper basket was in the corner.
weak: opposite of strong
After running twenty-six miles, the runner felt weak. week: the seven-day unit of time
Sunday is considered the first day of the week.
weather: outdoor conditions
Will the weather be good for our picnic tomorrow? whether: a word used for alternatives
I did not know whether to go to the cafeteria or to stay in the auditorium.
who’s: contraction of who + is
Who’s knocking at the door? whose: possessive of who
Whose problem is it—yours or mine?
your: possessive of you
Is this your new backpack? you’re: contraction of you + arev
You’re the lucky prizewinner.
Its no secret that most hard working guys are sleep deprived, but just because its common does not mean its OK. Sleep makes or breaks a healthy lifestyle. All that time and effort you spend eating right and working out wont be as effective and your physique will actually be harder to maintain if youre not getting seven to eight hours a night. Catching up on sleep on the weekends wont work either.
Research from Rochester University suggests that insufficient sleep disrupts our brains ability to flush toxins from the body and as a result, can impair brain function. So, when you show up for work after a bad night s sleep and you re unable to focus on anything thats why.