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Choose the Correct Homophone: where, were or we're

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

'Choose the Correct Homophone: where, were or we're' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Homophone Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

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


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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.


This is not to be confused with yet another homophone 'wear', meaning something that we wear like clothes or shoes.


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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.


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Let's have a go at sorting out all of these homophones in the following questions.

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