Competitive Exams - English
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.
6 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.
7 hear: to use the ears to pick up sounds
Did you hear that animalís howl?
here: this place; sentence starter
I placed the card right here, and now it is gone.
Here are the finalists in our contest.
8 its: personal pronoun for the neuter-gender words
The contest has grown in its importance.
itís: contraction for it + is
Itís going to be a good beach day tomorrow.
9 loose: opposite of tight
The new bathing suit felt too loose on the swimmer.
lose: to fail; the opposite of ĎĎto findíí
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?