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.
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