Homophones: Test Your Grammar! Trivia Quiz

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Can you pass this homophones trivia quiz? Homophones may be words that are spelled differently, but they are used exactly the same. One would say, I ate the whole pizza, not I ate the hole pizza. You would also say we go to bed at eight, rather than we go to bed at ate. If you are confused, you have come to the right place. Take this quiz on homophones and learn to understand them better.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Read each sentence. Choose the sentence in which "it's" is used correctly.

    • A.

      The human heart is a strong muscle. It's divided into four chambers.

    • B.

      Your good health depends on your heart doing it's job every day.

    • C.

      You must exercise your heart in order for it's health to remain strong.

    • D.

      Its your heart that keeps your body running.

    Correct Answer
    A. The human heart is a strong muscle. It's divided into four chambers.
    Explanation
    'It's' is a contraction of the two words 'it' and 'is.' When using 'it's' in a sentence say the two words to make sure they work within the context. In our example, "The human heart is a strong muscle. It's [it is] divided into four chambers."

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  • 2. 

    Read each sentence. Choose the sentence in which the word "you're" is used correctly. 

    • A.

      If you're hobby is stargazing you should visit a planetarium.

    • B.

      Dentist recommend that you brush you're teeth three times a day.

    • C.

      If you're interested in horseback riding, you should visit a riding stable.

    • D.

      Where will you spend you're vacation this summer?

    Correct Answer
    C. If you're interested in horseback riding, you should visit a riding stable.
    Explanation
    'You're' is a contraction of the words 'you' and 'are.' When using 'you're' in a sentence you should always say the two words out loud and see if they make sense within the context. The correct answer "If you're [you are] interested in horseback riding, you should visit a riding stable."

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  • 3. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct word: affect or effect. How will your education_________ your career?

    Correct Answer
    affect
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 'affect' because the content of the sentences requires the influence of your education on your career. Affect is a verb referring to the influence of something.

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  • 4. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct word: affect or effect. Hurricanes can have a devastating ________ on coastal towns. 

    Correct Answer
    effect
    Explanation
    'Effect' is most commonly a noun pertaining to a result or outcome. In this case, the sentence is discussing the outcome of a hurricane on the coast making 'effect' the best choice.

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  • 5. 

    They're are rainforests in many places in the world. The word "They're" is used correctly in the sentence above. True/False

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    'They're' is a contraction of 'they' and 'are.' In the context of this sentence "They are rainforests in many places in the world" does not make much sense. 'There' would be required to replace 'They're.'

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  • 6. 

    Your part of the group of animals known as mammals. The word "your" is used correctly in the sentence above. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    'Your' is the possessive version of the word 'you.' This sentence is describing which group of people you are apart of which is not a possession you have. Therefore, 'you're' [you are] is the correct version to use in this sentence.

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  • 7. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct word: they're, their, or there.  My parents have a seat over ______.

    Correct Answer
    There
    Explanation
    'There' is used to describe a place. In the context of this sentence 'there' is required because the statement tells where the seat is.

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  • 8. 

    Fill in the blank with the correct word: It's or Its. ______ always exciting to visit new places.

    Correct Answer
    It's
    Explanation
    'It's' is the contraction of 'it' and 'is.' This sentence requires "it is" in the beginning. "It's [it is] exciting to visit new places."

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  • 9. 

    Which sentences uses the word "to" correctly.

    • A.

      I am to excited to sit and study.

    • B.

      There are to eggs in my basket.

    • C.

      I drove to the store yesterday.

    • D.

      There are to many people on the subway.

    Correct Answer
    C. I drove to the store yesterday.
    Explanation
    'To' is a preposition that suggests direction. C is the correct answer because the sentence is telling where a person went.

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  • 10. 

    Choose the sentence that uses the word "their" correctly.

    • A.

      Their going to the mall today.

    • B.

      Their car is in the parking lot.

    • C.

      I cannot believe their done painting the house.

    • D.

      Their are apples on the floor.

    Correct Answer
    B. Their car is in the parking lot.
    Explanation
    'Their' suggests possession of more than one person making choice B the correct one. 'Their' is describing a group of people who have a car that is in the parking lot.

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