Pair words with English meanings and sentences

Pair words with meanings and examples


These pair words or homophones are included in the syllabus of any board competitive exams now a days. So, the students of class 10 or competitive exam aspirants can use these pair words as notes for covering their syllabus. These examples contain the important homophones and pair words with meanings and examples.

Q. Difference between vicious & viscous

Explanation with examples: Vicious means “cruel and mean”: A vicious dog attacked the young boy.
Viscous means “thick and sticky”: Honey and tar are viscous substances.

Q. Difference between waist & waste

Explanation with examples: Waist refers the (often) narrow area of a human body between the hips and ribs: We often wear a belt around our waist.
Waste is garbage, or waste can be a verb meaning “to use carelessly”: You shouldn’t waste food and you should recycle waste paper.

Q. Difference between WEARS & WARES

Explanation with examples: The ceramicist wears more conventional clothing than she usually does when meeting prospective distributors of her wares.
WEARS : To carry or have on the body or about the person as a covering, equipment, ornament, or the like to wear a coat; to wear a saber; to wear a disguise
WARES : Pottery, or a particular kind of pottery delft ware

Q. Difference between wary & weary

Explanation with examples: Wary means “leery and cautious”: The customer became wary when the salesperson said he would personally guarantee the TV set for 100 years.
Weary means “tired and worn”: After a day of harvesting corn, the farmer was very weary.

Q. Difference between wave & waive

Explanation with examples: To wave is to move back and forth; a wave is a swelling in a body of water due to movement: Helen Highwater waved her hand to the boat rocking in the waves.
Waive means “to give up, not require or ask for”: Never waive your right to a lawyer.

Q. Difference between weak & week

Explanation with examples: Weak is not strong: Finley gave a weak performance; maybe because he has a weak mind.
Week refers to the names of the seven days, from Sunday to Saturday: I go to the ice skating rink once a week.

Q. Difference among wear, ware, were & we’re

Explanation with examples: Wear is a verb (wear, wore, worn) meaning to have clothing on: Maud Lynn Dresser always wears gaudy evening gowns on formal occasions.
Ware is an article of merchandise, a product (usually used in the plural): The potter displayed her wares on a beautiful stand made by her husband.
Were is past tense of are: Maud and her fiance were at the ball last weekend.
We’re is a contraction for we are: We’re going to the ball this weekend so maybe we’ll see them.

Q. Difference between weather & whether

Explanation with examples: Weather has to do with climate: I hope we have beautiful weather for my daughter’s wedding.
Whether means “if” and is used only inside sentences: I don’t know whether to bring an umbrella or not.

Q. Difference between wet & whet

Explanation with examples: Wet is full of moisture: We had to dry out the wet sleeping bag on our camping trip after a sudden storm.
Whet is to stimulate or arouse: Smelling the stew whetted her appetite.

Q. Difference between which & witch

Explanation with examples: Which means “what particular choice”: Which witch put the spell on you?
A witch is a person who believes in or practices magic: Not all witches have warts on their noses (some have them on their chins).

Q. Difference between who’s & whose

Explanation with examples: Who’s is a contraction for who is: Who’s going to vote today?
Whose is the possessive of who meaning “of whom”: Whose tickets are these?

Q. Difference between wont & won’t

Explanation with examples: Wont means “used to”: Maggie was wont to getting everything her way and cried when she didn’t.
Won’t is a contraction for will not: Maggie won’t be getting every toy she wants this Christmas.

Q. Difference between your & you’re

Explanation with examples: Your is possessive for you: Your idea is fantastic!
You’re is a contraction for you are: You’re the most treasured person in my life

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