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Here, hare, hear and hair: Spot the homophones

By Joyanne James. Have some fun with words and test your knowledge of the difference between here, hare, hear and hair. In some English varieties, these four words are homophones such as in Caribbean countries but in other varieties only here, hear and hair sound similar.

Keep your brain active with these fun exercises and make sure that you are always ready to spell. Here is a short story that requires you to know the different spellings of words that sound the same like here, hare, hear and hair.

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This story is about travelling far and requires you to know if hare, here, hear and hair refer to a place, animal, thing on your body or an action. Count the errors made with here, hare, hear and hair as you read the sentences and check the corrected version right below to see if you spotted all the errors.

Feel free to research the sounds and meanings of here, hare, hear and hair before attempting this exercise. It will be more fun if you have this knowledge with which to work.

Start counting errors – here, hare, hear and hair

Travelling to a Far Place

I leave hair without thought or fear to travel to a far place. The road is clear so I let down my hare and move at a fast pace. The whether is nice and I here no sounds of traffic disrupting the peace. I cut through the forest where the scenery is green and a hair is being chased by a beast.

In the bushes, I hear a growl, “Come hear!” to a hare ferociously. The here shouts, “What’s that I hair? I hope it’s not talking to me.” Out of the blue, comes a big brown bear with sharp teeth and claws in the air. The bear roars and says, “I’m hungry for sure,” while the here stands on my pores.

The bear chases the hair, a predator and a prey, what will the outcome be? I go farther into the woods where I here screams of nature because this right here, I must see. The bear and the here are really fast while other animals run in fear. The birds fly frantically above my head so this tree hair will shelter my here.

The fluttering blue feathers squawks up in the trees leaving their mess all over the place. I stand under hair with no droppings in my hair and remember I was watching a chase. I look to the left and then to the right, where can the bear and the hair be? I hare a loud growl and look straight ahead, “My gosh they’re coming at me!”

Should I run from hair under this shady tree and get my here all messed up? Should I tackle the bear and save the poor hear so it can freely hop? As I open my mouth, a loud scream comes out and I shout, “Please take me from hare!” This is no longer fun and my feet will not run as I stand shaking in fear. I close my eyes because I want to be safe in a place that I love to be. I open my eyes and to my surprise, my home is what I see.

Did you find 20 errors with the words here, hare, hear and hair? Check the corrected version of the story below to see which ones you’ve missed.

Travelling to a Far Place (corrected version)

I leave here without thought or fear to travel to a far place. The road is clear so I let down my hair and move at a fast pace. The weather is nice and I hear no sounds of traffic disrupting the peace. I cut through the forest where the scenery is green and a hare is being chased by a beast.

In the bushes, I hear a growl, “Come here!” to a hare ferociously. The hare shouts, “What’s that I hear? I hope it’s not talking to me.” Out of the blue, comes a big brown bear with sharp teeth and claws in the air. The bear roars and says, “I’m hungry for sure,” while the hair stands on my pores.

The bear chases the hare, a predator and a prey, what will the outcome be? I go farther into the woods where I hear screams of nature because this right here, I must see. The bear and the hare are really fast while other animals run in fear. The birds fly frantically above my head so this tree here will shelter my hair.

The fluttering blue feathers squawks up in the trees leaving their mess all over the place. I stand under here with no droppings in my hair and remember I was watching a chase. I look to the left and then to the right, where can the bear and the hare be? I hear a loud growl and look straight ahead, “My gosh they’re coming at me!”

Should I run from here under this shady tree and get my hair all messed up? Should I tackle the bear and save the poor hare so it can freely hop? As I open my mouth, a loud scream comes out and I shout, “Please take me from here!” This is no longer fun and my feet will not run as I stand shaking in fear. I close my eyes because I want to be safe in a place that I love to be. I open my eyes and to my surprise, my home is what I see.

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