Grammar Test: Homophones Quiz

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Can you pass this test on homophones? Some of the most common writing mistakes are because of homophones. Spellcheck doesn’t necessarily help with this. That is because it could be the same word with different meanings but the same spelling. The problem for kids who are just learning is not knowing how to spell the words. The problem is knowing which word to spell. Want to know more about homophones? Take this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    If you do not allow students to chew gum, _____ they will _____ to break the rules.

    • A.

      Than, choose

    • B.

      Then, chose

    • C.

      Than, choose

    • D.

      Then, choose

    Correct Answer
    D. Then, choose
    Explanation
    If you do not allow students to chew gum, then they will choose to break the rules. This is because the word "then" is used to indicate a sequence of events or actions. In this context, it suggests that if the students are not allowed to chew gum, the next action they will take is to break the rules by choosing to do so.

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  • 2. 

    She couldn't decide between the red dress and the blue dress, so she bought _______.

    • A.

      Both 

    • B.

      Booth 

    • C.

      Bowth 

    • D.

      Boughed

    Correct Answer
    A. Both 
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the correct word to fill in the blank is "both." It means that she purchased both the red dress and the blue dress

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  • 3. 

    I _______ the fact that everyone will get candy ______ Joe Schmo.

    • A.

      Except, expect

    • B.

      Accept, except

    • C.

      Except, accept

    Correct Answer
    B. Accept, except
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "accept, except". In this sentence, the word "accept" means to acknowledge or agree with something, while "except" means excluding or not including someone or something. Therefore, the sentence means that the speaker acknowledges or agrees with the fact that everyone will get candy, with the exception of Joe Schmo.

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  • 4. 

    The guilty look on her face ______ me to believe she did, in fact, copy her homework.

    Correct Answer
    led
    Explanation
    The word "led" fits perfectly in the sentence because it indicates that the guilty look on her face caused me to believe that she copied her homework. It implies a cause-and-effect relationship, where her expression directly influenced my belief.

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  • 5. 

    Jane is self-________; she is always checking her hair to make sure ____ perfect

    • A.

      Conscious, its

    • B.

      Conscience, it's

    • C.

      Conscience, its

    • D.

      Conscious, it's

    Correct Answer
    D. Conscious, it's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "conscious, it's." In this sentence, "conscious" is used to describe Jane's state of being aware or mindful of her appearance. The word "it's" is a contraction of "it is," which is used to indicate possession or ownership. Therefore, "it's" is used to show that Jane is checking her hair to make sure it is perfect.

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  • 6. 

    The ______ of not getting enough sleep is that your participation in class will be __________.

    • A.

      Effect, effected

    • B.

      Affect, effected

    • C.

      Effect, affected

    Correct Answer
    C. Effect, affected
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "effect, affected". The word "effect" is used as a noun in this sentence to indicate the result or consequence of not getting enough sleep. The word "affected" is the past tense of the verb "affect", which means to have an impact or influence on something. In this case, not getting enough sleep will have an impact on your participation in class.

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  • 7. 

    Mrs. Scalici tries to give her students good ______ when she tells them to turn in _____ assignments on time.

    • A.

      Advice, their

    • B.

      Advise, they're

    • C.

      Advise, their

    Correct Answer
    A. Advice, their
    Explanation
    Mrs. Scalici tries to give her students good advice when she tells them to turn in their assignments on time. This means that Mrs. Scalici is offering guidance or suggestions to her students about the importance of submitting their own assignments punctually. The use of "their" indicates that the assignments belong to the students, reinforcing the idea that it is their responsibility to hand them in on time.

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  • 8. 

    ______ going to be ____ joyful when ____ June?

    • A.

      Whose, quite, it's

    • B.

      Who's, quiet, it's

    • C.

      Who's, quite, it's

    • D.

      Whose, quiet, its

    Correct Answer
    C. Who's, quite, it's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Who's, quite, it's". In this sentence, "Who's" is the contraction of "who is" and is used to ask about the subject of the sentence. "Quite" means very or completely, and "it's" is the contraction of "it is" and is used to refer to something previously mentioned. Therefore, the sentence is asking about someone's level of joy in June.

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  • 9. 

    Are you _______ to find out ______ or not you got an A?

    • A.

      Allowed, whether

    • B.

      Allowed, weather

    • C.

      Aloud, whether

    Correct Answer
    A. Allowed, whether
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "allowed, whether". In the given sentence, the word "allowed" is the correct choice because it means "permitted" or "given permission". The word "whether" is also correct as it introduces a conditional clause and is used to express doubt or choice between alternatives. The other options, "allowed, weather" and "aloud, whether" are incorrect as they do not make sense in the given context.

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  • 10. 

    ____ many times the screw holding the chair together becomes ______.

    • A.

      To, loose

    • B.

      Too, lose

    • C.

      To, lose

    • D.

      Too, loose

    Correct Answer
    D. Too, loose
    Explanation
    The word "too" means excessively or more than necessary, while "loose" means not tight or secure. In the given sentence, "too" is used to indicate that the screw holding the chair together becomes excessively or more than necessary loose. Therefore, the correct answer is "Too, loose."

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  • 11. 

    Respect is a ________ _________ taught at home and in school.

    • A.

      Principal, you're

    • B.

      Principle, your

    • C.

      Principal, you're

    • D.

      Principle, you're

    Correct Answer
    D. Principle, you're
    Explanation
    Respect is a principle taught at home and in school.

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  • 12. 

    Mr. Donald would rather think of his future ____ think of ____ affected his _____.

    • A.

      Then, who's, passed

    • B.

      Than, who's, passed

    • C.

      Then, whose, past

    • D.

      Then, who's, past

    • E.

      Than, whose, past

    • F.

      Than, who's, past

    Correct Answer
    E. Than, whose, past
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "than, whose, past". In this sentence, Mr. Donald prefers to think about his future rather than think about how his past has affected him. The word "than" is used to show the comparison between thinking about the future and thinking about the past. "Whose" is the possessive form of "who" and is used to indicate that the past being referred to is Mr. Donald's. "Past" refers to his previous experiences or history.

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