Commonly Misused Words And Phrases

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  • 1. 

    "I told my teacher I was a UNC fan, so I was sent to the principle's office" contains no errors.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is false. Instead of "principle", it should be "principal". To remember which is which, remember that "principal" has the word "pal" in it, which can be used to describe a person.

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  • 2. 

    Which sentence is grammatically correct?

    • A.

      I attend NC State too!

    • B.

      I attend NC State to!

    • C.

      I attend NC State two!

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. I attend NC State too!
    Explanation
    "too" means also. "two" is a number. "to" is a preposition describing a direction or destination.

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  • 3. 

    Allusion and illusion can be used interchangeably?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Not true. Allusion implies an indirect manner. Illusion means a false impression.

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  • 4. 

    Complete the following sentence:Rather ____ go to physics class, I decided to get lunch _____ take a nap.

    • A.

      Than, than

    • B.

      Then, than

    • C.

      Than, then

    • D.

      Then, then

    Correct Answer
    C. Than, then
    Explanation
    "Than" is used for comparisons, while "then" is used to describe when something took place.

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  • 5. 

    Which phrase is correct?I couldn't care less.I could care less.

    Correct Answer
    I couldn't care less.
    I couldn't care less
    Explanation
    When using this phrase to portray indifference, make sure it is the negative form.

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  • 6. 

    Chickens lay eggs while I lie down and go to sleep.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Lay means to put or place, like an egg. Lie means to rest or recline, like on a bed.

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  • 7. 

    The end of that movie was very climactic!

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Climactic is in reference to a climax, while climatic refers to climate. Big difference.

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  • 8. 

    I would ____ your help _____ I do not like you.

    • A.

      Except, except

    • B.

      Accept, accept

    • C.

      Accept, except

    • D.

      Except, accept

    Correct Answer
    C. Accept, except
    Explanation
    Except is used for exclusion. Accept means to receive.

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  • 9. 

    Raleigh is the capitol of North Carolina.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Raleigh is the capital, not capitol, of NC. Capital means a city or wealth. Capitol means a building where government officials meet to get nothing done.

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