Commonly Confused Words Quiz

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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 tricky aspects of it – an example of which is multiple varying words with either the same spelling or pronunciation with vastly different definitions. In this commonly confused words quiz, we will focus on various confusing words in English. Think you can tell the difference between these words? Let’s find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has affected / effected the economy and the environment in negative ways.
    • A. 

      Affected

    • B. 

      Effected

  • 2. 
    Before the bell rang, the class was already / all ready to go home.
    • A. 

      Already

    • B. 

      All ready

  • 3. 
    The dog buried its / it's bone.
    • A. 

      Its

    • B. 

      It's

  • 4. 
    The car passed / past the semi on the right; that was a dangerous move.
    • A. 

      Passed

    • B. 

      Past

  • 5. 
    Not everybody shares my principals / principles. 
    • A. 

      Principals

    • B. 

      Principles

  • 6. 
    I wanted to go home more than / then I wanted to go to the party.
    • A. 

      Than

    • B. 

      Then

  • 7. 
    It is unusual that their / they’re / there not having a party next door.
    • A. 

      Their

    • B. 

      They’re

    • C. 

      There

  • 8. 
    I never said you paid me to / two / too much!
    • A. 

      To

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Too

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    Anyone who’s / whose been to Wales knows how beautiful the countryside is.
    • A. 

      Who’s

    • B. 

      Whose

  • 11. 
    When your / you’re boyfriend moves out of town without telling you, the relationship has problems.
    • A. 

      Your

    • B. 

      You’re

  • 12. 
    The captain led / lead the final charge in the battle.
    • A. 

      Led

    • B. 

      Lead

  • 13. 
    It was time to get up close and personal / personnel.
    • A. 

      Personal

    • B. 

      Personnel

  • 14. 
    Whatever happens, do not lie / lay down your weapon!
    • A. 

      Lie

    • B. 

      Lay

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    I advice / advise you not to wait till the last minute to study for the test.
    • A. 

      Advice

    • B. 

      Advise

  • 17. 
    The affect / effect of the new medication was a loss of appetite.
    • A. 

      Affect

    • B. 

      Effect

  • 18. 
    I wonder when its / it’s going to rain?
    • A. 

      Its

    • B. 

      It’s

  • 19. 
    Time passed / past slowly.
    • A. 

      Passed

    • B. 

      Past

  • 20. 
    Eventually, I put my anger in the passed / past and began to forgive my sister.
    • A. 

      Passed

    • B. 

      Past

  • 21. 
    Mr. Hermann is a terrible principal / principle.
    • A. 

      Principal

    • B. 

      Principle

  • 22. 
    The dog was very  quiet / quit / quite until a squirrel ran into the yard.
    • A. 

      Quiet

    • B. 

      Quit

    • C. 

      Quite

  • 23. 
    I was not planning to / two / too stay out late, but things happen.
    • A. 

      To

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Too

  • 24. 
    Harry went to Hogwarts, than / then he met Snape.
    • A. 

      Than

    • B. 

      Then

  • 25. 
    It was right their / they’re / there on the corner that I saw the masked man.
    • A. 

      Their

    • B. 

      They’re

    • C. 

      There

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