Common Mistakes In English

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There are many confusing words in English. One may be confused by their spelling and meaning. Improper use of a word in a sentence can affect the meaning of a whole sentence or article. Do you think you have perfect skills when it comes to the English vocabulary? Take this quiz to test how much you know your vocabularies and perfect your vocabulary skills.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Something is not right! ........... of the story is missing.

    • A.

      Apart

    • B.

      A part

    Correct Answer
    B. A part
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A part" because the phrase "of the story is missing" suggests that only a portion or section of the story is absent or incomplete. Therefore, "A part" is the correct choice as it implies that something is missing from the story.

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  • 2. 

    One has to avoid coffee as it has lots of negative ...............

    • A.

      Effects

    • B.

      Affects

    Correct Answer
    A. Effects
    Explanation
    Coffee has lots of negative effects, not affects. The word "effects" refers to the consequences or outcomes of something, in this case, the negative consequences of consuming coffee. On the other hand, "affects" is a verb that means to have an influence on or to cause a change in something. Therefore, the correct word choice in this context is "effects" as it accurately describes the negative consequences associated with coffee consumption.

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  • 3. 

    The teacher gave me great ............... on improving my test scores.

    • A.

      Advice

    • B.

      Advise

    Correct Answer
    A. Advice
    Explanation
    The word "advice" is the correct answer because it fits grammatically in the sentence and makes sense in the context. The sentence suggests that the teacher provided helpful guidance or suggestions on how to improve test scores, which aligns with the meaning of "advice." On the other hand, "advise" is a verb that would not fit syntactically in the sentence.

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  • 4. 

    They spent ............ of time completing the project.

    • A.

      Alot

    • B.

      A lot

    • C.

      Allot

    Correct Answer
    B. A lot
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a lot". This phrase is used to indicate a large amount or a significant portion of time spent on completing the project. It is a common expression that means a considerable or substantial quantity.

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  • 5. 

    They learned to like each other more when they are ..........

    • A.

      A part

    • B.

      Apart

    Correct Answer
    B. Apart
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "apart". In this context, "apart" means being separated or at a distance from each other. The sentence suggests that when they are not physically together, they learn to appreciate and like each other more. This implies that being apart allows them to have their own space and independence, which strengthens their bond and affection for each other.

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  • 6. 

    Everybody's going to the party ............ Lina

    • A.

      Except

    • B.

      Accept

    Correct Answer
    A. Except
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "except". In this sentence, "except" is used to show that everyone is going to the party except for Lina. It indicates an exclusion or exception. The word "accept" means to receive or agree to something, which does not fit the context of the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    Her kind words really ............ the troubled kid.

    • A.

      Effected

    • B.

      Affected

    Correct Answer
    B. Affected
    Explanation
    The word "affected" is the correct answer because it means to have an impact or influence on something or someone. In this context, the kind words had a positive impact on the troubled kid, possibly making them feel better or helping them in some way. The word "effected" is incorrect as it means to bring about or cause something, which does not fit the sentence.

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  • 8. 

    She was left ........... in the big house.

    • A.

      Lonely

    • B.

      Alone

    Correct Answer
    B. Alone
    Explanation
    The word "alone" is the correct answer because it best fits the context of the sentence. The phrase "left alone" implies that the person was abandoned or deserted, which would make them feel lonely in the big house. Therefore, "alone" is the most appropriate word to complete the sentence and convey the intended meaning.

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  • 9. 

    I need .......... sugar to make coffee.

    • A.

      Some

    • B.

      Any

    Correct Answer
    A. Some
    Explanation
    The word "some" is the correct answer because it indicates an unspecified quantity of sugar is needed to make coffee. It implies that there is a certain amount of sugar available, but the exact amount is not specified.

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