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Homophone words are those that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and are spelled differently. Today we are going to differentiate between some words that give real headaches to children and adults and they differ in their spelling only by the initial letter hache.
Once the children are clear about what the homophone words mean it will be very easy for them to distinguish them and they will write them well. If necessary they can refer to the dictionary.
It is not the same talking than softening or it would have to open, it does not mean the same thing done and echo or until and even and children have to learn to distinguish which words are well written according to the context of the sentences.
-Open is the past imperfect indicative of the verb to open. It means uncovering what is closed, extending what is collected, or starting something. For example:
Every day he opened the store around 9 in the morning.
The boy spread his hands to catch the ball.
The monkey opened its mouth to eat peanuts.
- There would be It is from the verb to have, it is conditional and is always written with a hache. For example:
I would have played if they had warned me
If the museum had opened earlier I would have gone to visit it.
If he had known that Nacho opened the event with his lecture, he would have gone soon.
It can also be used impersonally:
It would be necessary to be consistent and abide by the rules.
If the team reaches the final, there should be a party.
There would be about a hundred people there.
- Softening is from the verb soften. It means to soften something. For example:
Softening the clay to make a figure.
Always softening her heart when I name her Laura.
- Talking is the gerund of the verb to speak. It means emitting words to communicate with other people. For example:
Maria was talking all night.
Talking so much you will lose your voice.
Softening the cake dough while I am talking about the topic that interests us.
Echo and done are two words that can easily lead to spelling mistakes.
- Threw out is from the verb to throw. It means to pull, drop, deposit something, tilt, eject from somewhere. For example:
I add salt to my food.
I put the letter in the mailbox.
I miss you so much.
I have thrown Juan out of class for his bad behavior.
I take a nap every day.
- Done is the participle of the verb to do. It means to produce something, execute, compose, cause, achieve, etc.
I have made the food.
His words have changed his mind.
You have made money from your business.
When it is an adjective, it has the meaning of finishing, which reaches maturity:
The cake in the oven is done.
Luis has become a grown man
It is a noun with the meaning of work, event:
He was angered by not attending the signing.
Going to the meeting secured the sale.
- Pole it is a bull's horn, or the pole of a flag.
At the funeral the flag was at half mast.
The bull put the pole in a bucket.
- Until It is a preposition that indicates time, place, quantity, action.
There are 3 km to the town
My son doesn't show up until five.
It is packed to the brim.
The bull drove the pole into the plank and dragged it onto the road.
If the children practice a bit, they are sure that writing these words correctly will no longer be a problem for them. It's done!
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