Business Writing Quiz: Can You Identify The Wrong Words?

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In a business presentation is everything and that being said if you cannot write or convey a message properly, people will tend to think less of you or get the wrong message. The use of a wrong word often occurs in our business writing. Take this quiz to see how you rate as you try and understand the use of various words!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Here's some good _________ for students who want to find the perfect internship.
    • A. 

      Advise

    • B. 

      Advice

  • 2. 
    We all have favorite movie quotations from some of our favorite actors. Regrettably, we can't always recall what movie or which actor. The full quote __________ us.
    • A. 

      Alludes

    • B. 

      Eludes

  • 3. 
     I've always said that there's___________ of untapped talent out there.
    • A. 

      Alot

    • B. 

      A lot

  • 4. 
    Interns receive _______________ tickets to the Mill Valley Film Festival and the Smith Film Center as well as a CFI membership.
    • A. 

      Complementary

    • B. 

      Complimentary

  • 5. 
    I kept dreaming that my fingerprints came up in an investigation for a major crime. The dreams were really disturbing, and I told my husband that I must have a guilty _____________.
    • A. 

      Conscious

    • B. 

      Conscience

  • 6. 
    Adventure Science Center (_____________ known as the Children's Science Museum, as old-timers will remember) offers an endless supply of educational fun with on-going special exhibits.
    • A. 

      Formally

    • B. 

      Formerly

  • 7. 
    Visit a lake you're unfamiliar with, and you'll immediately realize you'd better do your homework if you want to hook the _____________ rainbow trout.  
    • A. 

      Illusive

    • B. 

      Elusive

  • 8. 
    O'Neill made several other statements that are sticking in supply-side craws. For one thing, he seemed to _________ that business people do not respond to lower tax-rate incentives. 'I never made an investment decision based on the tax code,' he said.
    • A. 

      Infer

    • B. 

      Imply

  • 9. 
    Breaking news from Toy Fair: Barbie and Ken have broken up! After 43 years of dating, ________ all over for the prince and princess of plastic.
    • A. 

      Its

    • B. 

      It's

  • 10. 
    Over the past ten years, in order to achieve the growth, development, and scale necessary to go from less than 1,000 stores to 13,000 stores and beyond, we have had to make a series of decisions that, in retrospect, have __________ to the watering down of the Starbucks experience.
    • A. 

      Lead

    • B. 

      Led

  • 11. 
    Some of these events have already been highlighted in the last days; others _________ new to you.
    • A. 

      Maybe

    • B. 

      May be

  • 12. 
    Another survey of 256 people who had been divorced at one time or another asked, 'What was the __________ reason you got a divorce?'
    • A. 

      Principle

    • B. 

      Principal

  • 13. 
    Laguna de Apoyo lies 40 minutes outside of town, and no motor boats are allowed on its waters, making the atmosphere very ________ and peaceful.
    • A. 

      Quite

    • B. 

      Quiet

  • 14. 
    It was a little surprising because most teachers say the actual test is easier _______ practice ones, but in this case I didn't think it was that much easier.
    • A. 

      Then

    • B. 

      Than

  • 15. 
    _______ going to be President in 2013?
    • A. 

      Whose

    • B. 

      Who's