Section 7: Tricky Words

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Section 7: Tricky Words - Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which word in parenthesis correctly completes the sentence? You gave the report to (who, whom)? 

    • A.

      Who

    • B.

      Whom

    Correct Answer
    B. Whom
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "whom". In this sentence, "whom" is the object of the preposition "to". "Whom" is used to refer to the person to whom the report was given.

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  • 2. 

    Which word in parenthesis correctly completes the sentence? Ben is the student (who, whom) won the scholarship. 

    • A.

      Who

    • B.

      Whom

    Correct Answer
    A. Who
    Explanation
    The word "who" is the correct answer because it is used as the subject of the verb "won" in the sentence. "Whom" is incorrect because it is used as the object of the verb, and in this case, the student is the one who performed the action of winning the scholarship.

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  • 3. 

    Which word in parenthesis correctly completes the sentence? (There, They're, Their) cat is black and white. 

    • A.

      There

    • B.

      They're

    • C.

      Their

    Correct Answer
    C. Their
    Explanation
    The word "Their" correctly completes the sentence because it shows possession. It indicates that the cat belongs to a group of people or things.

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  • 4. 

    Which word in parenthesis correctly completes the sentence? (There, Their, They're) happy to come and visit our class. 

    • A.

      There

    • B.

      Their

    • C.

      They're

    Correct Answer
    C. They're
    Explanation
    The word "They're" correctly completes the sentence because it is a contraction of "They are," which makes sense in the context of the sentence. The sentence is stating that a group of people is happy to come and visit the class.

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  • 5. 

    Which word in parenthesis correctly completes the sentence? He wanted (to, too) go on the trip (to, too). 

    • A.

      To, to

    • B.

      To, too

    • C.

      Too, to

    • D.

      Too, too

    Correct Answer
    B. To, too
    Explanation
    The word "to" correctly completes the sentence because it is used as an infinitive marker to indicate the purpose or intention of the subject. The word "too" correctly completes the sentence because it means "also" or "in addition."

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  • 6. 

    Which word in parenthesis correctly completes the sentence? (Lie, Lay) that book over here while you (lie, lay) down for a nap. 

    • A.

      Lie, lie

    • B.

      Lie, lay

    • C.

      Lay, lie

    • D.

      Lay, lay

    Correct Answer
    C. Lay, lie
    Explanation
    The word "lay" should be used in the first blank because it is the past tense of the verb "lie" and it is used when someone places an object down. The word "lie" should be used in the second blank because it is the correct form of the verb for someone to recline or rest.

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  • 7. 

    Which word in parenthesis correctly completes the sentence? (Sit, Set) down and talk to me

    • A.

      Sit

    • B.

      Set

    Correct Answer
    A. Sit
    Explanation
    The word "sit" is the correct answer because it is the appropriate verb to use in this sentence. "Sit down and talk to me" is a common phrase used to invite someone to have a conversation while being seated. The word "set" does not fit in this context as it refers to placing or arranging objects rather than taking a seated position.

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  • 8. 

    I don't know how I could (lose, loose) such a big object! 

    • A.

      Lose

    • B.

      Loose

    Correct Answer
    A. Lose
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lose." In this sentence, the speaker is expressing their confusion or disbelief about how they could misplace or be without such a large object. "Lose" means to be unable to find or keep possession of something, which fits the context of the sentence. On the other hand, "loose" means not tight or fixed securely, which does not make sense in this context.

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