Here is the last of the sound-alike words. Study, review, and use them when you can.
threw: past tense of to throw
The hurler threw his best pitch right down the middle of the plate. through: preposition meaning ‘‘in one side and out the other’’
We walked through the many corridors of the large building.
waist: the middle portion of one’s body
He exercised to decrease the size of his waist. waste: garbage
The waste paper basket was in the corner.
weak: opposite of strong
After running twenty-six miles, the runner felt weak. week: the seven-day unit of time
Sunday is considered the first day of the week.
weather: outdoor conditions
Will the weather be good for our picnic tomorrow? whether: a word used for alternatives
I did not know whether to go to the cafeteria or to stay in the auditorium.
who’s: contraction of who + is
Who’s knocking at the door? whose: possessive of who
Whose problem is it—yours or mine?
your: possessive of you
Is this your new backpack? you’re: contraction of you + arev
You’re the lucky prizewinner.
A young woman demonstrates a new type of loudspeaker, right, shown at the German Radio Exhibition in Frankfurt, West Germany, Aug. 14, 1959. The loudspeaker works on the basis of metal foils oscillating between electrodes. Makers say the tone range is much wider than that of the usual membrane loudspeaker. At left, radio and record player units feed the loudspeaker. The makers is Firma Max Braun.