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Know Your Homophones: where, were and we're

In this worksheet, students practise spelling the words 'where', 'were' and 'we're' correctly and distinguishing between their meanings.

'Know Your Homophones: where, were and we're' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling: Homophones

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. The different meanings often have different spellings.

The words where, were and we're are homophones in some parts of Britain. (People who live in different places have different accents, so these words might not be homophones for you.)

 

Where is used to talk about places.

Where are you?

I know where you've hidden my book.

 

Were is a verb (an action or doing word.) It is used instead of was when we are talking about more than one person.

I was downstairs but my sisters were upstairs.

Peter was listening but his friends were not paying attention.

 

We're is short for we are.

We're going to Disneyworld on holiday.

If we don't hurry we're going to be late.

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

"_________ are you going?" asked Marnie.

where

were

we're

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

They __________ hoping to go to see the new film but it was sold out.

where

were

we're

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

I can't think __________ I've put my glasses.

where

were

we're

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

On Saturday __________ going to stay with our auntie.

where

were

we're

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

__________ you up late last night? You look tired.

Where

Were

We're

For the next five questions you need to read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of where/were/we're has been used.


Joe was upset because he couldn't remember where his mum had told him to meet her.

correct

incorrect

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of where/were/we're has been used.

 

I hope were going to get there on time.

correct

incorrect

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of where/were/we're has been used.

 

The children were excited about the school trip.

correct

incorrect

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of where/were/we're has been used.

 

Please can you tell me were the library is?

correct

incorrect

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of where/were/we're has been used.

 

The dogs were running around the garden barking.

correct

incorrect

  • Question 1

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

"_________ are you going?" asked Marnie.

CORRECT ANSWER
where
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is \'where\', as Marnie is asking about the place that this other person is going to.
  • Question 2

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

They __________ hoping to go to see the new film but it was sold out.

CORRECT ANSWER
were
EDDIE SAYS
Here, the gap needs to be filled by the verb \'were\'.
  • Question 3

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

I can't think __________ I've put my glasses.

CORRECT ANSWER
where
EDDIE SAYS
This sentence is about the place that the glasses are in, so we use \'where\'.
  • Question 4

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

On Saturday __________ going to stay with our auntie.

CORRECT ANSWER
we\'re
EDDIE SAYS
Here, we use \'we\'re\' as it is short for \'we are\'.
  • Question 5

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

__________ you up late last night? You look tired.

CORRECT ANSWER
Were
EDDIE SAYS
Here, the verb is used, as the person was doing an action.
  • Question 6

For the next five questions you need to read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of where/were/we're has been used.


Joe was upset because he couldn't remember where his mum had told him to meet her.

CORRECT ANSWER
correct
EDDIE SAYS
This is correct, as the sentence is about the place where Joe was supposed to meet his mum.
  • Question 7

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of where/were/we're has been used.

 

I hope were going to get there on time.

CORRECT ANSWER
incorrect
EDDIE SAYS
It is short for 'we are' so it needs an apostrophe.
  • Question 8

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of where/were/we're has been used.

 

The children were excited about the school trip.

CORRECT ANSWER
correct
  • Question 9

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of where/were/we're has been used.

 

Please can you tell me were the library is?

CORRECT ANSWER
incorrect
EDDIE SAYS
The question is about a place, so the correct word is 'where'.
  • Question 10

Read the sentence and decide whether the correct spelling of where/were/we're has been used.

 

The dogs were running around the garden barking.

CORRECT ANSWER
correct
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