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If you put your knowledge of homophones to the test, do you think you would pass? Many people, regardless of their age and education or background, who commit the common writing mistakes, do so with homophones. Also, if you are using spell check, it may not help because the errors are not with spelling. This quiz will let you know wherever you stand with homophones.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When the boy was bullied by his classmate, the comments didn't even (faze/phase) him.

    • A.

      Faze

    • B.

      Phase

    Correct Answer
    A. Faze
    Explanation
    When the boy was bullied by his classmate, the comments didn't even faze him. This means that the boy was not bothered or affected by the comments made by his classmate. He remained unaffected and undisturbed by the bullying.

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  • 2. 

    You should never take (your/you're) friends for granted.

    • A.

      Your

    • B.

      You're

    Correct Answer
    A. Your
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the possessive pronoun "your" is used to show ownership. The phrase "take your friends for granted" means to not appreciate or value your friends. On the other hand, "you're" is a contraction of "you are" and does not fit in the sentence grammatically or contextually. Therefore, the correct answer is "your".

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  • 3. 

    If you deceive your friends, the (gilt/guilt) will eventually get to you.

    • A.

      Gilt

    • B.

      Guilt

    Correct Answer
    B. Guilt
    Explanation
    If you deceive your friends, the guilt will eventually get to you. This means that if you betray or deceive your friends, you will feel guilty about your actions and this guilt will eventually affect you emotionally or mentally. The word "gilt" refers to a thin layer of gold or a feeling of pleasure or satisfaction, which does not fit the context of deceiving friends. Therefore, the correct answer is "guilt."

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  • 4. 

    A milkshake (compliments/complements) a good meal.

    • A.

      Compliments

    • B.

      Complements

    Correct Answer
    B. Complements
    Explanation
    In this context, the correct answer is "complements." When something complements a meal, it means that it enhances or goes well with it. A milkshake is often enjoyed as a dessert or a treat after a meal, making it a perfect complement to a good meal.

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  • 5. 

    (Whether/Weather) or not you get good grades is up to you.

    • A.

      Whether

    • B.

      Weather

    Correct Answer
    A. Whether
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Whether". In this sentence, "Whether" is used to introduce a conditional clause and indicates that the outcome of getting good grades is dependent on the person. It is the appropriate word choice in this context to express uncertainty or a choice between alternatives. "Weather" refers to the atmospheric conditions and is not suitable in this sentence.

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  • 6. 

    Always follow your heart, and try not to worry about the opinions of your (piers/peers).

    • A.

      Piers

    • B.

      Peers

    Correct Answer
    B. Peers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "peers". The phrase "Always follow your heart, and try not to worry about the opinions of your peers" suggests that one should trust their own instincts and not be overly concerned with what others think. "Peers" refers to people who are in the same age group or have similar backgrounds or interests. Therefore, the statement emphasizes the importance of staying true to oneself and not being influenced by the judgments or expectations of others in similar social circles.

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  • 7. 

    Saying goodbye to someone you love (may be/maybe) the most difficult thing you'll ever have to do.

    • A.

      May be

    • B.

      Maybe

    Correct Answer
    A. May be
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "may be." In this sentence, "may be" is used as a phrase meaning "possibly" or "perhaps." It suggests that saying goodbye to someone you love could potentially be the most difficult thing you'll ever have to do.

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  • 8. 

    Credit card companies (pray/prey) on new college students.

    • A.

      Pray

    • B.

      Prey

    Correct Answer
    B. Prey
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "prey". This is because credit card companies take advantage of new college students who may not have much experience with managing their finances. They often offer attractive credit card deals and prey on their lack of financial knowledge, leading them into debt and potentially exploiting them for profit.

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  • 9. 

    The teacher thought she knew who stole the MP3 player, but she didn't have one (kernel/colonel) of evidence.

    • A.

      Colonel

    • B.

      Kernel

    Correct Answer
    B. Kernel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "kernel." In this sentence, the word "kernel" is used metaphorically to mean a small or essential piece of evidence. The word "colonel" does not make sense in this context and is unrelated to the meaning of the sentence.

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  • 10. 

    The little boy pushed the (peddles/pedals) with all his might, but he couldn't seem to move the bike.

    • A.

      Peddles

    • B.

      Pedals

    Correct Answer
    B. Pedals
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "pedals". In this context, "pedals" refers to the foot-operated levers on a bicycle that are used for propulsion. The sentence suggests that the little boy tried to push the pedals with all his strength, but was unable to make the bike move.

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  • 11. 

    (They're/Their/There) thoughts during this difficult time were greatly appreciated.

    • A.

      They're

    • B.

      Their

    • C.

      There

    Correct Answer
    B. Their
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Their" because it is the possessive form of the pronoun "they." In this sentence, it is referring to the thoughts of a group of people.

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  • 12. 

    The (vile/vial) smell made me sick to my stomach.

    • A.

      Vile

    • B.

      Vial

    Correct Answer
    A. Vile
    Explanation
    The word "vile" is the correct answer because it means extremely unpleasant or disgusting, which accurately describes the smell that made the speaker sick to their stomach. "Vial," on the other hand, refers to a small container, and it does not convey the same meaning as the given context.

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  • 13. 

    The (principal/principle) reason the teacher was upset was because the student was dishonest.

    • A.

      Principle

    • B.

      Principal

    Correct Answer
    B. Principal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "principal". In this context, "principal" refers to the main or primary reason the teacher was upset. The word "principal" is used here as an adjective to describe the reason, indicating that it is the most important or significant factor. On the other hand, "principle" refers to a fundamental truth or guideline, which does not fit the sentence structure or meaning in this case.

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