Spelling and Grammar Tips

To, Too, or Two?

Spelling and Grammar Tips - To Too or Two

To is a preposition (or part of a verb); too indicates an excess of something or “also,” and two is a number. Examples: Are you ready to go yet? I had a great time yesterday while I was walking to school. To be or not to be? That is the question. That chicken is way …

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Your and You’re

Grammar and Spelling Tips - Your and You're

Your refers to something that belongs to “you;” you’re means “you are”. Examples: Is that your coat or mine? Your house is much bigger than my house. If you don’t listen to me more carefully, you’re going to be sorry! You’re the oldest one here, so you choose first. It’s not my fault you’re so …

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Loose and Lose

Grammar and Spelling Tips - Loose and Lose

Loose refers to something that is not tight; lose refers to something that’s been lost. Examples: Wait for me—I need to tie my shoes again—they’ve gotten loose. After all this stretching, I’m beginning to feel really loose. If you don’t pay attention when you put down that pen, you’re going to lose it. It’s obvious—they’re …

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Who or Whom

Grammar and Spelling Tips - Who or Whom

Both who and whom are pronouns. Use who when you are referring to the subject of a clause and whom when you are referring to the object. Examples: Who wants to learn how to use proper grammar? I wish I knew who took the last piece of cake. From whom did you borrow that sweater? …

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Then and Than

Grammar and Spelling Tips - Then and Than

Then is used to mark time or in a sequence of events; than is used to compare items. Examples: I’m going to finish eating dessert first, and then I’ll wash the dishes. The concert ended, then Sophie went to bed. Is your sweater more expensive than mine? It’s obvious—John is stronger than Joe. The new …

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