January 7th, 2008


Answer: homophones: "too," "to," and "two;" "there," their," and "they're"

What are the differences between "too," "to," and "two," and between "there," their," and "they're"?

Both of these groupings consist of homophones, words that sound (phone) the same (homo). As with many homophones, it's easy to type them out quickly and "hear" them correctly as you read back over them, so it's a good idea to get in the habit of scanning for these easily confused words and double-checking their use.

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