Sound a like words Part Two

Here are some more paired words that sound the same. Review them, and then use them in
your writings and speech.

  • formally: in a refined way
    He formally asked the girl to the banquet.
    formerly: in the past
    The new soldier had formerly lived in Duluth, Minnesota.

  • hear: to use the ears to pick up sounds
    Did you hear that animal’s howl?
    here: this place; sentence starter
    I placed the card right here, and now it is gone.
    Here are the finalists in our contest.

  • its: personal pronoun for the neuter-gender words
    The contest has grown in its importance.
    it’s: contraction for it + is
    It’s going to be a good beach day tomorrow.

  • loose: opposite of tight
    The new bathing suit felt too loose on the swimmer.
    lose: to fail; the opposite of ‘‘to find’’
    The coach did not want to lose the game in that manner.
    Did you lose your keys at the park?

  • quiet: opposite of loud
    Please be quiet in the library.
    quite: to a high degree
    Winston was quite tall for his age.

  • peace: opposite of war
    Most people prefer peace over war.
    piece: a portion or part
    May I have a piece of pepperoni pizza, please?