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Practical English Grammar

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Sound alike words part one


The words in these pairs sound alike. Study these quick definitions, and use
these words in your writing and speech.

1 board: piece of wood
Hillary hammered the pine board.
bored: tired of; not interested
Were you bored at the movies?
2 brake: the stopping device
Push hard on the brake to stop the bike.
break: a rest; to smash or shatter
The tired workers deserved a break.
Did the player break her leg in the collision?
3 capital: money; most important
The companyís owners put up the capital to start the project.
Annapolis is the capital city of Maryland.
capitol: building
Each state has its own capitol where officials convene.
4 choose: to select
Choose your dessert and take it to that table.
chose: past tense of the verb choose
The couple chose their wedding song.
5 desert: to abandon (di = zert); the dry region ( de = zert)
Did the foe desert his army and go to the enemyís side?
The Sahara Desert is huge.
dessert: cake, pie, ice cream, pudding, fruit, and such served as the
mealís final coursev
We had ice cream for dessert.

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Practical English Grammar - Notes
1. compound subjects part two
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2. Quotation Marks Part Three
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3. Italics Hyphens and Brackets
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4. complete and simple predicates
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5. the object of the preposition
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6. the participle and participial phrase
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7. the adjective clause
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8. what good writers do
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9. compound subject and compound predicate
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10. introducing phrases
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11. the noun adjective pronoun question
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12. The nominative case
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13. the gerund and gerund phrase
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14. introducing clauses
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15. Commas Part Five
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16. Second Capitalization List
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17. types of sentences by purpose
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18. the indirect object
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19. types of nouns
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20. the pronoun
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21. the adjective
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22. the verb
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23. the adverb
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24. Confusing usage words part one
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25. Active and passive voices
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26. compound prepositions and the preposition adverb question
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27. the direct object
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28. subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
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29. the verb phrase
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30. the noun clause
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31. Confusing usage words part three
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32. Confusing usage words part eight
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33. Commas Part Three
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34. Commas Part Four
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35. Quotation Marks Part Two
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36. regular verb tenses
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37. the preposition
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38. The coordinating conjunction
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39. the interjection
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40. reflexive demonstrative and interrogative pronouns
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41. The possessive case
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42. Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
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43. Sound a like words Part Two
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44. Commas Part Two
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45. The Apostrophe
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46. pronouns and their antecedents
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47. complete and simple subjects
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48. the prepositional phrase
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49. sentences fragments and run on sentences
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50. the adverb phrase
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