Quiz: Commonly Confused Words - Practice 1

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Commonly Confused Word Quizzes & Trivia

The English language has always been a complex one. The case always seems to be that unless you’re picking it up as a second language, you simply overlook all of the contradictions and overly difficult aspects of it – an example of which is multiple varying words with either the same spelling or pronunciation with vastly different definitions. Think you can tell the difference between these words? Let’s find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    I refused to accept / except the performance evaluation because there was false information in it.
    • A. 

      Accept

    • B. 

      Except

  • 2. 
    It is easy to give advice / advise, but not so easy to take it.
    • A. 

      Advice

    • B. 

      Advise

  • 3. 
    The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has affected / effected the economy and the environment in negative ways.
    • A. 

      Affected

    • B. 

      Effected

  • 4. 
    Before the bell rang, the class was already / all ready to go home.
    • A. 

      Already

    • B. 

      All ready

  • 5. 
    The dog buried its / it's bone.
    • A. 

      Its

    • B. 

      It's

  • 6. 
    The car passed / past the semi on the right; that was a dangerous move.
    • A. 

      Passed

    • B. 

      Past

  • 7. 
    Not everybody shares my principals / principles. 
    • A. 

      Principals

    • B. 

      Principles

  • 8. 
    I wish I had seen the show last night, I heard it was quiet / quit / quite a performance.
    • A. 

      Quiet

    • B. 

      Quit

    • C. 

      Quite

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Than

    • B. 

      Then

  • 10. 
    It is unusual that their / they’re / there not having a party next door.
    • A. 

      Their

    • B. 

      They’re

    • C. 

      There

  • 11. 
    I never said you paid me to / two / too much!
    • A. 

      To

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Too

  • 12. 
    The Parrish family could not decide if the weather / whether would stay nice enough to go on the picnic or not.
    • A. 

      Weather

    • B. 

      Whether

  • 13. 
    Anyone who’s / whose been to Wales knows how beautiful the countryside is.
    • A. 

      Who’s

    • B. 

      Whose

  • 14. 
    When your / you’re boyfriend moves out of town without telling you, the relationship has problems.
    • A. 

      Your

    • B. 

      You’re

  • 15. 
    The captain led / lead the final charge in the battle.
    • A. 

      Led

    • B. 

      Lead

  • 16. 
    It was time to get up close and personal / personnel.
    • A. 

      Personal

    • B. 

      Personnel

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Lie

    • B. 

      Lay

  • 18. 
    It takes a full tank of gas if were / we’re / wear / where going to take Sam all the way to Pasadena.
    • A. 

      Were

    • B. 

      We’re

    • C. 

      Wear

    • D. 

      Where

  • 19. 
    I like everything about my roommate Matt accept / except his snoring.
    • A. 

      Accept

    • B. 

      Except

  • 20. 
    I advice / advise you not to wait till the last minute to study for the test.
    • A. 

      Advice

    • B. 

      Advise

  • 21. 
    The affect / effect of the new medication was a loss of appetite.
    • A. 

      Affect

    • B. 

      Effect