Commonly Confused Homophones


1. Your (shows possession) and You're (contraction for you are)

2. There (indicates place), Their (shows possession), and They're (contraction for they are)

3. Its (shows possession) and It's (contraction for it is)

4. Too (means also or more than enough) , Two (the number 2), and To (means toward or in the direction of

5. Then  (an event in time )and Than (a comparison)

6. Were  (past tense of the verb "are")  and We're (contraction for we are)

7. Farther  (a physical distance) and Further (advancement to a degree, as in time)

8. Affect (verb - to change or cause to change) and Effect  (noun meaning consequence)