English Tip 1:

English has a lot of homophones.  Homophones are words that sound the same but mean different things.  Here are the more common ones in English to get you started out.

There     – Location.  The dog is over there.  There in the store, is a blue elephant.  Come down from there!

Existence,     There are many homophones in English.  Is there a good time we can meet?

They’re – Contraction of they & are.   They’re learning English to help themselves to get a job.  They’re going to win tomorrow.

Their     – Plural possessive  (like mine, yours, his, hers)   Bob has his book.  Bob’s class has their books.  They have their test tomorrow.

Too –  Me too, you too.

Excessive,   The pizza is too hot to eat.  Yesterday it was too cold outside to do anything.  That car cost too much to buy.

To –     Direction away from somewhere/someone.    I’m giving this present to my brother for his birthday.  Today we are going to the restaurant.

Two – 2, 二
By – Near something.   The chair is by the table.  The store is by my house.

Verb + by, the person/thing doing the action.  The book was written by the author.  The Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo da Vinci.  The pizza was eaten by the dog.  The building was destroyed by the storm.

Bye – Good bye!  Bye bye.  Said to someone that is leaving or when you are leaving.

Buy – To pay for something in a store/online.  Today, I went to the store to buy some food.  Students have to buy lots of books in college.

You’re – Contraction of you & are. You’re going to learn a lot from this blog. You’re in a lot of trouble for breaking that!

Your – Possessive for you.  Why don’t you take your dog to the park? Is that your hat?

Know – Be familiar with someone/something.

No – Opposite of yes.

And for those wanting more, Here is a link to 400+ English homophones.

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