So, ’cause I can’t think of much to write today – and I’m too tired to do much else, plus watching Doctor Who (yay!) – I thought I would go through four very confused different types of words (if that made any sense whatsoever).
First up: which witch is which?
- Witch – a being that can harness/use magic. Hermione Granger is one of these.
- Which – ‘which one do you want’? Either or, mostly used in a question. Actually, I can’t think of a place that ‘which’ isn’t used as a question, apart from with that oddly named shop.
Second: They’re, there and their.
- There – ‘ooh, look, Sandra’s over there!’ A place where someone or something is.
- Their – ‘it’s their cat’. Object or person belonging to a group of people.
- They’re – ‘they’re a bit weird, aren’t they?’ Shortened form of ‘they are’. Can be used as two words, but ‘they’re’ is more commonly used nowadays.
Third: too, two and to.
- Too – ‘too much’. Pretty self-explanatory, too much of something.
- Two – two things (2).
- To – eg sending a letter to someone. Basically, a use of the word ‘to’ that isn’t one of the above.
Forth: it’s or its.
- It’s – short form of it is.
- Its – possession. If you’re not sure if it needs an apostrophe or not, then try splitting it up into two different works. If it works, it needs an apostrophe. If it doesn’t, then obviously it doesn’t.
So yes, I hope that that’s helpful! Any others? 🙂