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Prepare for Comprehension

In this worksheet, students will practise correcting commonly mispelled words and inaccurate punctuation.

' Prepare for Comprehension' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Writing

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Accurate Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This worksheet will help you to focus on commonly misspelled words and incorrect punctuation. You will revise the correct forms so that you do not make the same errors in your own writing.

 

 

Read aloud the sentence below:

Amy wanted to reed her book all the way their.

 

Did you notice something strange about this sentence? 'Reed' and 'their' are homophones

Cool, right? This means they can be spelled differently, and yet pronounced the same way. 

 

As a result, many students muddle up words like these but by the end of this worksheet, you'll feel super confident.

 

It's over to you now.

To/Two/Too

To = towards or part of a verb 'to make'.

For example: "I'm walking to the supermarket."

 

Two = the number (2).

For example: "There are two routes we can take to Wales."

 

Too = excessively

For example: "She was driving too fast."

 

Select the sentences below in which these words are used correctly.

There were to many people in the lift.

There were too many people in the lift.

I went two the zoo.

I went to the zoo.

I have to dogs.

I have two dogs.

There/Their/They're

 

There = refers to a place.

For example: "She wanted to walk to the pharmacy over there."

Their = is used to express belonging.

For example: "They left their coats at school."

They're = is a contraction of 'they are'.

For example: "I don't think they're ready to attempt a recipe that long"

 

Identify the sentences below where there/their/they're are used correctly.

The shop is over their.

The shop is over there.

Their going to be late.

They're going to be late.

That is their car.

That is they're car.

It's/Its

 

It's = a contraction of 'it is'.

"It's not fair!"

 

Its = belonging to it.

"The dog wagged its tail."

 

Select the sentences below where it's/its are used correctly.

The dog licked it's paws.

The dog licked its paws.

It's freezing outside today.

Its freezing outside today.

Where/We're/Wear

 

Where = a place.

"Where are we going to plant the tree?"

 

We're = a contraction of 'we are'.

"We're not going to spend hours driving to Scotland."

 

Wear = connected to clothes.

"I want women to have to option to wear both trousers and skirts in the workplace." 

 

Select the sentences below where the words where/we're/wear are used correctly.

We're do you live?

Where do you live?

Wear going shopping later.

We're going shopping later.

Wear your uniform tomorrow.

Where your uniform tomorrow.

Whether/Weather

 

Whether = means 'if'

For example: "I don't know whether or not to go out later."

 

Weather = refers to the state of the atmosphere e.g. rain, sun, sleet or snow.

 

Identify the sentences below in which whether/weather have been used correctly.

Wrap up warm today, the weather is awful.

Wrap up warm today, the whether is awful.

I don't know weather to go out later if it is raining.

I don't know whether to go out later if it is raining.

Accept/Except

 

Accept = to receive something

For example: "I accept your apology."

 

Except = without

For example: "I like all fruit except apples."

 

Select the sentences below in which accept/except are used correctly.

I cannot except a present that is so expensive.

I cannot accept a present that is so expensive.

All the trains except the next one are delayed.

All the trains accept the next one are delayed.

Aloud/Allowed

 

Aloud = out loud.

Allowed = to be permitted to.

 

Select the sentences below in which aloud/allowed are used correctly.

You are not allowed to play loud music here.

You are not aloud to play loud music here.

He had to read the script aloud to the class.

He had to read the script allowed to the class.

Practice/Practise

 

Practice = a noun

For example: football practice.

 

Practise = a verb

For example: if you practise hard you might get into the football team.

 

Select the correct sentences below where practice/practise are used correctly.

I was late for netball practice.

I was late for netball practise.

I must practice more to get a place on the team.

I must practise more to get a place on the team.

Whose/Who's

 

Whose = belonging

For example: "Whose bag is that?"

 

Who's = a contraction of 'who is'.

For example: "Who's coming to the school nativity?"

 

Complete the sentences below with either 'whose' or 'who's' used correctly.

I was late for netball practice.

I was late for netball practise.

I must practice more to get a place on the team.

I must practise more to get a place on the team.

Read the following passage and count the number of words used incorrectly. 

 

'The boy stopped and looked at the sign: 'No ball-games aloud'. He gulped and listened. He couldn't here anything. Its going to be fine he told himself. He had practised this many times. Their was nothing to it. It was to easy just to walk away. He didn't know weather he would be able too. Now was the time. He walked up to the door and as he had practiced knocked...'

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  • Question 1

To/Two/Too

To = towards or part of a verb 'to make'.

For example: "I'm walking to the supermarket."

 

Two = the number (2).

For example: "There are two routes we can take to Wales."

 

Too = excessively

For example: "She was driving too fast."

 

Select the sentences below in which these words are used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
There were too many people in the lift.
I went to the zoo.
I have two dogs.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are: There were too many people in the lift. I went to the zoo. I have two dogs.
  • Question 2

There/Their/They're

 

There = refers to a place.

For example: "She wanted to walk to the pharmacy over there."

Their = is used to express belonging.

For example: "They left their coats at school."

They're = is a contraction of 'they are'.

For example: "I don't think they're ready to attempt a recipe that long"

 

Identify the sentences below where there/their/they're are used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
The shop is over there.
They're going to be late.
That is their car.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are: 'The shop is over there.' 'They're going to be late.' 'That is their car.' Hopefully, this is becoming less daunting?
  • Question 3

It's/Its

 

It's = a contraction of 'it is'.

"It's not fair!"

 

Its = belonging to it.

"The dog wagged its tail."

 

Select the sentences below where it's/its are used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
The dog licked its paws.
It's freezing outside today.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are: 'The dog licked its paws.' 'It's freezing outside today.'
  • Question 4

Where/We're/Wear

 

Where = a place.

"Where are we going to plant the tree?"

 

We're = a contraction of 'we are'.

"We're not going to spend hours driving to Scotland."

 

Wear = connected to clothes.

"I want women to have to option to wear both trousers and skirts in the workplace." 

 

Select the sentences below where the words where/we're/wear are used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Where do you live?
We're going shopping later.
Wear your uniform tomorrow.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are: 'Where do you live?' 'We're going shopping later.' 'Wear your uniform tomorrow.' Take a deep breath, you've got this.
  • Question 5

Whether/Weather

 

Whether = means 'if'

For example: "I don't know whether or not to go out later."

 

Weather = refers to the state of the atmosphere e.g. rain, sun, sleet or snow.

 

Identify the sentences below in which whether/weather have been used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Wrap up warm today, the weather is awful.
I don't know whether to go out later if it is raining.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are: 'Wrap up warm today, the weather is awful.' 'I don't know whether to go out later if it is raining.'
  • Question 6

Accept/Except

 

Accept = to receive something

For example: "I accept your apology."

 

Except = without

For example: "I like all fruit except apples."

 

Select the sentences below in which accept/except are used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
I cannot accept a present that is so expensive.
All the trains except the next one are delayed.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are: 'I cannot accept a present that is so expensive.' 'All the trains except the next one are delayed.'
  • Question 7

Aloud/Allowed

 

Aloud = out loud.

Allowed = to be permitted to.

 

Select the sentences below in which aloud/allowed are used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
You are not allowed to play loud music here.
He had to read the script aloud to the class.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are: 'You are not allowed to play loud music here.' 'He had to read the script aloud to the class.'
  • Question 8

Practice/Practise

 

Practice = a noun

For example: football practice.

 

Practise = a verb

For example: if you practise hard you might get into the football team.

 

Select the correct sentences below where practice/practise are used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
I was late for netball practice.
I must practise more to get a place on the team.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are: 'I was late for netball practice.' 'I must practise more to get a place on the team.'
  • Question 9

Whose/Who's

 

Whose = belonging

For example: "Whose bag is that?"

 

Who's = a contraction of 'who is'.

For example: "Who's coming to the school nativity?"

 

Complete the sentences below with either 'whose' or 'who's' used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are: Whose shoes are these? Who's going shopping later?
  • Question 10

Read the following passage and count the number of words used incorrectly. 

 

'The boy stopped and looked at the sign: 'No ball-games aloud'. He gulped and listened. He couldn't here anything. Its going to be fine he told himself. He had practised this many times. Their was nothing to it. It was to easy just to walk away. He didn't know weather he would be able too. Now was the time. He walked up to the door and as he had practiced knocked...'

CORRECT ANSWER
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EDDIE SAYS
There were a total of eight misspelled words. Aloud = allowed Here = hear Its = it's Their = there To = too Weather = whether Too = to Practiced = practised Great work, you've completed another activity! How about attempting another one so you feel super confident?
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