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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

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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