Sometimes it is possible to know the meaning of a word, to use it properly in a given context, yet to spell it wrong if the word we wrote had a different meaning from the one we uttered. Let us take a simple example, a pair of homophones used quite often in a conversation: his and he’s. Remember the meaning and the roles of these words and you will know when to use them.
“His” is a possessive adjective, found in front of a noun (This is his car. – mașina lui). Or it is a possessive pronoun (The car is his. – a lui). The word shows that something belongs to/ is somehow linked to a boy or a man.
“He’s” is made out of two words, a pronoun and a verb. Depending on what we wish to say, we have:
– He is – el este: He’s a kind man.
– He has (got) – el are: He’s got a deep voice.
by Elena Atudosiei