Commonly Confused Words 1

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TPLC Commonly Confused Words 1


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  • 1. 
    Carl appears to be smarter (then,  than) his brother.
    • A. 

      Then

    • B. 

      Than

  • 2. 
    Randolph (accepted,  excepted) my invitation to dinner.
    • A. 

      Accepted

    • B. 

      Excepted

  • 3. 
    She usually bought (to,  too,  two) loaves of bread at a time.
    • A. 

      To

    • B. 

      Too

    • C. 

      Two

  • 4. 
    The books (were , we’re, where) all lying face down on your desk earlier this morning.
    • A. 

      Were

    • B. 

      We're

    • C. 

      Where

  • 5. 
    (It’s,  Its) been three days since I have heard from Joe.
    • A. 

      It's

    • B. 

      Its

  • 6. 
    I will try not to let his words (affect,  effect) me.
    • A. 

      Affect

    • B. 

      Effect

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Were

    • B. 

      We're

    • C. 

      Where

  • 8. 
    It is understood (then,  than) that there will be no test on Friday.
    • A. 

      Then

    • B. 

      Than

  • 9. 
    You take (to,  too,  two) many chances when you dive from that cliff.
    • A. 

      To

    • B. 

      Too

    • C. 

      Two

  • 10. 
    Even though we complained to the manager, (there,  their,  they’re) has been no change.
    • A. 

      There

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      They're

  • 11. 
    With (it’s  its) flat tire, the car could not move at all.
    • A. 

      It's

    • B. 

      Its

  • 12. 
    We asked the movers to place the boxes (there,  their,  they’re).
    • A. 

      There

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      They're

  • 13. 
    The horror movie did not (affect,  effect) him at all.
    • A. 

      Affect

    • B. 

      Effect

  • 14. 
    I wonder whether (there,  their,  they’re) going to the mall.
    • A. 

      There

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      They're

  • 15. 
    Yes, I suppose that I would like to see that movie (to,  too,  two).
    • A. 

      To

    • B. 

      Too

    • C. 

      Two

  • 16. 
    Everyone (accept,  except) Dr. Smithers agreed to take part in the procedure.
    • A. 

      Accept

    • B. 

      Except

  • 17. 
    Your experiences as a child (affect,  effect) your adult behavior greatly.
    • A. 

      Affect

    • B. 

      Effect

  • 18. 
    When (it’s  its) late, many people go home.
    • A. 

      It's

    • B. 

      Its

  • 19. 
    She is going (to,  too,  two) begin her swimming course in one week.
    • A. 

      To

    • B. 

      Too

    • C. 

      Two

  • 20. 
    Crossing the wires produced an explosive (affect,  effect).
    • A. 

      Affect

    • B. 

      Effect

  • 21. 
    Later, they walked back to (there,  their,  they’re) hotel.
    • A. 

      There

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      They're

  • 22. 
    The three friends went (to, too, two) a lake in New Hampshire for their annual fishing trip.
    • A. 

      To

    • B. 

      Too

    • C. 

      Two

  • 23. 
    Unfortunately, the only (affect, effect) of the protest was a tightening of security.
    • A. 

      Affect

    • B. 

      Effect

  • 24. 
    George runs (to,  too,  two) much; consequently, he is always exhausted.
    • A. 

      To

    • B. 

      Too

    • C. 

      Two

  • 25. 
    She will leave on Saturday, and I will leave (then,  than) too.
    • A. 

      Then

    • B. 

      Than

  • 26. 
    Unfortunately, I don’t know (were, we’re, where) I am going.
    • A. 

      Were

    • B. 

      We're

    • C. 

      Where

  • 27. 
    The chefs left (there,  their,  they’re) aprons hanging on the stove knobs.
    • A. 

      There

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      They're

  • 28. 
    Marlene has always gotten higher grades (then,  than) her brother George.
    • A. 

      Then

    • B. 

      Than

  • 29. 
    When I have eaten (to,  too,  two) much candy, I feel sick.
    • A. 

      To

    • B. 

      Too

    • C. 

      Two

  • 30. 
    Your kindness will leave a lasting (affect,  effect) on me.
    • A. 

      Affect

    • B. 

      Effect