By Janice Seagraves
Today my daughter and I were talking about sound-a-like words that mess up a perfectly good sentence.
Ah—as in Ah, I just got that.
Aw—as in Aw, I’m disappointed.
Awe—as in I’m in Awe of the majestic mountains that surround the Yosemite valley.
Then there is:
There—over there by the car.
Their—is a possessive—That’s their car.
They’re— is a contraction of they are—They’re making a get-a-way in their car.
Yeah—I agree with you.
Don’t forget the possessives that don’t always have an apostrophe s (‘s):
Their—possessive of they—that’s their car.
Its—it’s is is a contraction while the possessive of it is its.
What other sound-a-like words can you think of?