Commonly Misused Words

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  • 1. 
    A basic law or truth on which action or behavior is based; a moral rule of good behaviour.
    • She is a person of __________________________.
    • A. 

      Principle

    • B. 

      Principal

  • 2. 
    The person who is head of a school.
    • My _____________________ is a very kind and caring person.
    • A. 

      Principle

    • B. 

      Principal

  • 3. 
    A very dry, sandy area with few or no plants growing in it.
    • We can see different cacti in the _____________________.
    • A. 

      Desert

    • B. 

      Dessert

  • 4. 
    A sweet food served at the end of a meal.
    • My mother had toffee pudding for ___________________.
    • A. 

      Desert

    • B. 

      Dessert

  • 5. 
    To take with the promise to return or replace.
    • May I _____________________ your scissors?
    • A. 

      Borrow

    • B. 

      Lend

  • 6. 
    To give with the understanding that what has been given will be returned.
    • He agreed to ___________________ me his laptop this Monday.
    • A. 

      Borrow

    • B. 

      Lend

  • 7. 
    To take when given.
    • She was in London to ____________________ an award for her work.
    • A. 

      Accept

    • B. 

      Except

  • 8. 
    Apart from; not including; but.
    • Everyone ___________________ Karen went to the seashore.
    • A. 

      Accept

    • B. 

      Except

  • 9. 
    Shortened form of you are.
    • _________________ shivering! Let me get you a coat.
    • A. 

      You're

    • B. 

      Your

  • 10. 
    Belonging to, done by, or having to do with the person being spoken or written to.
    • _____________ handwriting is neat.
    • A. 

      You're

    • B. 

      Your

  • 11. 
    To no longer have; be unable to find; misplace.
    • He ______________ his leg in an accident.
    • A. 

      Lost

    • B. 

      Loose

  • 12. 
    Not tight.
    • Her dress is too _______________.
    • A. 

      Lose

    • B. 

      Loose

  • 13. 
    Shortened form of it is or it has.
    • __________________ a cat in the box!
    • A. 

      It's

    • B. 

      Its

  • 14. 
    Belonging to, done by, or having to do with the thing or animal already mentioned.
    • The dog is playing with ____________ puppies.
    • A. 

      It's

    • B. 

      Its

  • 15. 
    To receive sound with the ears; to be told about; to listen to.
    • Can you _____________ the ocean?
    • A. 

      Hear

    • B. 

      Here

  • 16. 
    In, at, or to this specific place or location; at this point in time; now.
    • Come _________________, I would like to show you something.
    • A. 

      Hear

    • B. 

      Here

  • 17. 
    To move about with no purpose, aim, or plan.
    • He spent the morning ______________ around the old part of the city.
    • A. 

      Wandering

    • B. 

      Wondering

  • 18. 
    To want to know or be curious about.
    • He is starting to ________________ whether he did the right thing.
    • A. 

      Wander

    • B. 

      Wonder

  • 19. 
    Shortened form of “who is” or “who has”.
    • ______________ that man in the black shirt?
    • A. 

      Who's

    • B. 

      Whose

  • 20. 
    Of or belonging to which person or persons.
    • ______________ bag is this?
    • A. 

      Who's

    • B. 

      Whose