Sound a like words Part Four

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.