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Pear, Pair, and Pare

Pair definition

A pair is two of something, usually that are similar or go together. For example:

I’m going to buy a new pair of shoes.

Johnny and Sally make a cute pair .

Pear definition

A pear is a fruit. For example:

Rufus is eating an apple, and I am eating a pear .

The pear was ripe and juicy.

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Pare definition

To pare is to trim (something) by cutting away its outer edges; cut the skin off of something; reduce (something) in size, extent, quantity, or number, usually in a number of small successive stages. For example:

Each summer he pares a large number of branches from the trees in the backyard.

When making an apple pie, pare the skin off the apples first
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They have significantly pared down the number of people on their team.

Now that you know the difference between these words see if this sentence makes sense to you:

Before I eat them, I will pare this pair of pears .

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