English Quiz: Can You Choose The Correct Word?

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Welcome to the English Quiz, can you Choose the Correct Word to make the sentence complete. The key to understanding the English language is to know how and when to use all the factors of speech. This simple solution is the way you will beat this quiz. Take it up and see which parts of speech are problematic for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Ms Green stumbled and _____________ dropped her books as she entered the room.

    • A.

      Acidentally

    • B.

      Accidently

    • C.

      Accidentally

    Correct Answer
    C. Accidentally
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "accidentally". This is the correct spelling of the word that describes how Ms Green stumbled and dropped her books.

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  • 2. 

    Spencer giggled, even though he was normally a _________________ boy.

    • A.

      Conshientious

    • B.

      Conscientious

    • C.

      Consciouses

    Correct Answer
    B. Conscientious
    Explanation
    Spencer giggled, even though he was normally a conscientious boy.

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  • 3. 

    Ms Green, a _________ of frumpy appearance and uncertain age, ...

    • A.

      Woman

    • B.

      Women

    • C.

      Wimmen

    Correct Answer
    A. Woman
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "woman" because the sentence describes a specific individual, Ms Green, using the pronoun "she" and the singular noun "woman." The use of "a" before "woman" further indicates that it refers to one person, not multiple individuals. The words "frumpy appearance and uncertain age" provide additional details about Ms Green's characteristics as a woman.

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  • 4. 

    ...was obviously __________________. 

    • A.

      Embarrassed

    • B.

      Embarassed

    • C.

      Embarrased

    Correct Answer
    A. Embarrassed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "embarrassed". The word "obviously" implies that the person's state of being embarrassed was clear or evident. The correct spelling of the word is "embarrassed", with two "r"s and two "s"s.

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  • 5. 

    She _____________ scolded Spencer for laughing.

    • A.

      Imediately

    • B.

      Immediately

    • C.

      Immedietly

    Correct Answer
    B. Immediately
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "immediately." This is the correct spelling of the word that means "without delay" or "right away." In the given sentence, it suggests that the person scolded Spencer right after he laughed.

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  • 6. 

    "Oh honestly," she said snippily, “it would be nice if you would ____________...

    • A.

      Occassionally

    • B.

      Ocassionally

    • C.

      Occasionally

    Correct Answer
    C. Occasionally
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "occasionally". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing a desire for someone to do something nice from time to time. The word "occasionally" means happening from time to time or infrequently, which fits the context of the sentence. The other options, "occassionally" and "ocassionally", are misspellings of the word and do not make sense in the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    Pick up my books and ____________ for me

    • A.

      Stationery

    • B.

      Stationary

    • C.

      Stationeary

    Correct Answer
    A. Stationery
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "stationery." In this context, the sentence is asking someone to pick up the speaker's books and something related to writing materials. "Stationery" refers to paper, pens, pencils, and other office supplies, which fits the context of the sentence. "Stationary" means not moving or still, and "stationeary" is not a word.

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  • 8. 

    "Instead of snorting and chortling in that __________________ fashion.”

    • A.

      Mischievious

    • B.

      Mischievous

    • C.

      Mischevous

    Correct Answer
    B. Mischievous
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "mischievous" because it is the correct spelling of the word that fits the context of the sentence. The sentence suggests that someone is behaving in a playful or naughty manner, which is accurately described by the word "mischievous."

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  • 9. 

    Spencer knew that his giggling was not _____________ in the circumstances,...

    • A.

      Exceptable

    • B.

      Acceptable

    • C.

      Aceptable

    Correct Answer
    B. Acceptable
    Explanation
    Spencer knew that his giggling was not acceptable in the circumstances, indicating that he was aware that his behavior was not appropriate or suitable given the situation.

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  • 10. 

    But the sheer joy of ____________ overcame his qualms.

    • A.

      Existence

    • B.

      Existance

    • C.

      Exestence

    Correct Answer
    A. Existence
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "existence." In this sentence, the phrase "sheer joy" suggests a strong and overwhelming feeling. The word "overcame" indicates that this feeling was able to overpower or conquer the person's qualms or doubts. "Existence" refers to the state of being alive or the fact of existing, which can be seen as a powerful and fundamental aspect of life that can bring joy and overshadow any doubts or concerns.

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  • 11. 

    He did seriously intend to _________ himself better in the next part of his English lesson.

    • A.

      Aquit

    • B.

      Accquit

    • C.

      Acquit

    Correct Answer
    C. Acquit
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "acquit". In this context, "acquit" means to free oneself from blame or to prove oneself innocent. The sentence suggests that the person is determined to improve in the next part of their English lesson, possibly because they did not perform well previously and want to redeem themselves.

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  • 12. 

    This seemed especially important when the ____________ put her head into the room.

    • A.

      Principeal

    • B.

      Principle

    • C.

      Principal

    Correct Answer
    C. Principal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "principal." In this sentence, the word "principal" refers to a person who holds a position of authority, such as a school principal. The sentence suggests that someone, possibly the principal, put her head into the room, indicating that this action was significant or noteworthy.

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  • 13. 

    “How is everyone going?” she cooed. “I hope you are not _________  your motivation...

    • A.

      Lossing

    • B.

      Losing

    • C.

      Loosing

    Correct Answer
    B. Losing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "losing". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing concern about the motivation of the people she is addressing. The word "losing" is the correct form of the verb "lose" in this context, indicating a decrease or decline in motivation. "Lossing" and "loosing" are incorrect spellings and do not convey the intended meaning.

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  • 14. 

    ...or forgetting the time-honoured ____________ of our school."

    • A.

      Principles

    • B.

      Principels

    • C.

      Principals

    Correct Answer
    A. Principles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "principles". This word is the most appropriate in the context of the sentence as it refers to the fundamental beliefs or guidelines of the school. It suggests that the speaker or writer is emphasizing the importance of not disregarding or forgetting these established principles.

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  • 15. 

    Spencer knew that, unlike Ms Green, this person had risen to the top of the  _______________, ...

    • A.

      Hierarchy

    • B.

      Heirarchy

    • C.

      Hierachy

    Correct Answer
    A. Hierarchy
    Explanation
    Spencer knew that, unlike Ms Green, this person had risen to the top of the hierarchy. The correct spelling of the word is "hierarchy," which refers to a system or organization in which people or things are ranked according to their importance or status. It indicates that this person has achieved a high position or rank within the organization or social structure.

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  • 16. 

    ...though barely over the age of ________,...

    • A.

      Fourty

    • B.

      Foorty

    • C.

      Forty

    Correct Answer
    C. Forty
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "forty." The sentence suggests that the person mentioned is slightly older than the age indicated.

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  • 17. 

    ... through sheer  __________ and _____________ .

    • A.

      Perserverance, discipline

    • B.

      Perseverance, discipline

    • C.

      Perseverance, disipline

    Correct Answer
    B. Perseverance, discipline
    Explanation
    The correct answer is perseverance, discipline. Perseverance refers to the quality of continuing to do something despite difficulties or obstacles, while discipline refers to the ability to control one's behavior and follow a set of rules or guidelines. Both perseverance and discipline are essential qualities that can lead to success and achievement.

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  • 18. 

    Spencer could not resist the urge to tell her something that had been upsetting him for several days. He felt he must ________ this opportunity...

    • A.

      Seize

    • B.

      Sieze

    • C.

      Seeze

    Correct Answer
    A. Seize
    Explanation
    Spencer could not resist the urge to tell her something that had been upsetting him for several days. He felt he must seize this opportunity. The word "seize" means to take hold of or grasp something eagerly or forcefully. In this context, Spencer feels the need to take advantage of this opportunity to express his feelings or share something that has been bothering him.

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  • 19. 

    ...to mention that Joseph felt it __________ to carry haggis around to classes, ....

    • A.

      Necessary

    • B.

      Necessery

    • C.

      Neccesary

    Correct Answer
    A. Necessary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "necessary". In the sentence, it is being mentioned that Joseph felt it was important or required to carry haggis around to classes. The word "necessary" means something that is needed or essential, which fits perfectly in the context of the sentence.

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  • 20. 

    ...__________ it was appropriate or not.

    • A.

      Wether

    • B.

      Weather

    • C.

      Whether

    Correct Answer
    C. Whether
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "whether". "Whether" is used to introduce a choice between two or more alternatives or possibilities. In this context, it suggests that there is doubt or uncertainty about the appropriateness of something. The other options, "wether" and "weather", are incorrect as they have different meanings and are not suitable in this sentence.

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  • 21. 

    “But I keep it ____________ from my schoolbooks,” cried Joseph, ...

    • A.

      Separete

    • B.

      Seperate

    • C.

      Separate

    Correct Answer
    C. Separate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "separate." In the given sentence, Joseph is expressing that he keeps something separate from his schoolbooks. The word "separate" means to divide or keep things apart, which fits well in the context of the sentence.

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  • 22. 

    ..._________ nickname as "The Scottish Policeman" was somehow supremely fitting.

    • A.

      Who's

    • B.

      Whose

    • C.

      Whos

    Correct Answer
    B. Whose
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "whose". "Whose" is the possessive form of "who" and is used to indicate ownership or association. In this context, the sentence is referring to someone's nickname, so it is appropriate to use "whose" to show that the nickname belongs to that person.

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  • 23. 

    "__________ just crazy!" cried Spencer,...

    • A.

      Your

    • B.

      Youre

    • C.

      You're

    Correct Answer
    C. You're
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You're". In the sentence, Spencer is exclaiming that someone or something is crazy. "You're" is the contraction of "you are" and is used to refer to a person or group of people. Therefore, it is the appropriate word to use in this context to express Spencer's exclamation.

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  • 24. 

    ...who ___________ a simple sandwich and a gingerbread man from the canteen.

    • A.

      Preffered

    • B.

      Prefered

    • C.

      Preferred

    Correct Answer
    C. Preferred
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "preferred." This is the past tense form of the verb "prefer," which means to like or choose one thing over another. In the given sentence, it indicates that the person liked or chose to have a simple sandwich and a gingerbread man from the canteen.

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  • 25. 

    The headmistress, clearly deciding that this class was incorrigible, said, "I'm sorry, but I have a __________ to attend."

    • A.

      Comittee

    • B.

      Committee

    • C.

      Comitee

    Correct Answer
    B. Committee
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "committee". The headmistress, frustrated with the behavior of the class, apologizes and mentions that she has a committee to attend. This suggests that she has a meeting or an obligation related to a committee that she needs to attend to, possibly to address the issues with the class or discuss disciplinary actions.

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  • 26. 

    Samantha called after her: “I just wanted to ask whether you really are having a  _____________ with the gardener,” but fortunately the principal had ______________ just in time.

    • A.

      Liason, disappeared

    • B.

      Liaison, dissapeared

    • C.

      Liaison, disappeared

    Correct Answer
    C. Liaison, disappeared
    Explanation
    Samantha called after the person to ask if they were having a liaison with the gardener. However, the principal disappeared just in time, possibly avoiding an awkward or compromising situation.

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  • 27. 

    The ____________ in the classroom was rapidly becoming chaotic. 

    • A.

      Enviroment

    • B.

      Environment

    • C.

      Enviromnent

    Correct Answer
    B. Environment
    Explanation
    The word "environment" refers to the surroundings or conditions in which someone or something exists. In this context, the sentence suggests that the classroom was becoming chaotic, indicating a disorderly or disruptive atmosphere. Therefore, the correct answer is "environment," as it accurately describes the situation in the classroom.

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  • 28. 

    Spencer could tell that his English teacher's nerves were as frayed as her daggy flared jeans. For one thing, she began to ___________ him about some work he owed her, ...

    • A.

      Harass

    • B.

      Harris

    • C.

      Harrass

    Correct Answer
    A. Harass
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "harass". In the given context, the sentence suggests that the English teacher started to bother or trouble Spencer about some work he owed her. The word "harass" accurately conveys the idea of persistent annoyance or pressure, fitting well with the situation described.

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  • 29. 

    ...appearing nothing short of _________ that she had a built-in excuse for picking on him.

    • A.

      Ekstatic

    • B.

      Ecstatic

    • C.

      Exstatic

    Correct Answer
    B. Ecstatic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ecstatic." The word "ecstatic" means extremely happy or excited. In the given sentence, the speaker is describing someone's behavior towards another person. The use of the phrase "nothing short of" indicates that the behavior is intense or extreme. Therefore, the word "ecstatic" fits well in this context, suggesting that the person's behavior towards the other person is so happy or excited that it seems like they have a built-in excuse for picking on him.

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  • 30. 

    “Ha!” she snapped. “Spencer, ________ is the handout for the work that was due two weeks ago. It is quite __________  that you have lost it.”

    • A.

      Hear, apparent

    • B.

      Here, apparent

    • C.

      Here, aparent

    Correct Answer
    B. Here, apparent
    Explanation
    In this dialogue, the person speaking is scolding Spencer for losing a handout that was due two weeks ago. The word "hear" does not make sense in this context, as it does not relate to losing a handout. On the other hand, "here" is the correct word to use, as it refers to the location of the handout that Spencer should have had. Additionally, the word "apparent" is used to describe how obvious it is that Spencer has lost the handout. So, the correct answer is "here, apparent."

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  • 31. 

    “I’m sorry to ___________ you, Ms Green,” said Spencer, “but I have actually completed that work... 

    • A.

      Disappoint

    • B.

      Dissapoint

    • C.

      Disapoint

    Correct Answer
    A. Disappoint
    Explanation
    Spencer apologizes to Ms Green for disappointing her by informing her that he has already finished the work. The correct spelling of the word is "disappoint," which means to fail to fulfill someone's hopes or expectations.

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  • 32. 

    ...I had just forgotten ___________ I had put it. I fully deserve the ____________ of being taught by you and just to prove it, here it is.”

    • A.

      Where, privilege

    • B.

      Wear, privilege

    • C.

      Where, priviledge

    Correct Answer
    A. Where, privilege
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "where, privilege". In the sentence, the word "where" is used to indicate the location or place of forgetting something. The word "privilege" is used to describe the honor or special opportunity of being taught by the person being addressed. The sentence implies that the speaker forgot something and acknowledges that they deserve the privilege of being taught by the person.

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  • 33. 

    Ms Green groaned, accepting the squashed, sticky ball of ____________ from her student’s hands. 

    • A.

      Stationery

    • B.

      Stationary

    • C.

      Stashionery

    Correct Answer
    A. Stationery
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "stationery." In the given sentence, Ms Green is accepting a squashed, sticky ball from her student's hands. The word "stationery" refers to writing materials such as paper, pens, and pencils, which could potentially be in the form of a squashed, sticky ball. The other options, "stationary" and "stashionery," are not valid words and do not make sense in the context of the sentence.

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  • 34. 

    Spencer could certainly appreciate her feelings. Her leg was sore, her badly behaved class had just been observed by the principal and now, to top it off, she had ____________ a piece of work that resembled a piece of haggis.

    • A.

      Received

    • B.

      Recieved

    • C.

      Receeved

    Correct Answer
    A. Received
    Explanation
    Spencer could certainly appreciate her feelings because she had received a piece of work that resembled a piece of haggis. This suggests that the piece of work she received was likely poorly done or messy, which could be frustrating and disappointing.

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