A pair is two of something, like a pAIR of AIR shoes.
A pear is something you eat. Think, “pEAr = EAt.”
- Samson and Gerald each bought a new pair of shoes for the dance.
- (“pair” = two shoes, one for each foot)
- On his way to the gym, they passed a pear tree. Samson reached up and plucked one to eat on the way.
- (“pEAr” is for EAting.)
- Because the pear was very ripe, some of the juice dripped onto his new pair of pants.
- (“pEAr” = juicy fruit, “pair” refers to his trousers, which we refer to as a pair, even though it is only one item of clothing)
- “Jerald and Samson! The pair of you! Quit stealing my pears!”
- (“pair” = two, “pears” = fruit)