Commonly Confused Words - Practice 1

21 Questions
Commonly Confused Word Quizzes & Trivia

Mutlible choice - select the correct word for each sentence.

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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 country side 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. 
    Whatever happens, do not lie / lay down your weapon!
    • A. 

      Lie

    • B. 

      Lay

  • 18. 
    • 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