Commonly Misused Words

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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. 

      Principals

    • B. 

      Principles

  • 2. 
    To be in a position in which one is resting on the buttocks and thighs.
    • He _________________ at a desk to do his homework.
    • A. 

      Seats

    • B. 

      Sits

  • 3. 
    Shortened form of it is or it has.
    • __________________ a cat in the box!
    •  
    • A. 

      It's

    • B. 

      Its

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

      Desert

    • B. 

      Dessert

  • 5. 
    To take when given.
    • She was in London to ____________________ an award for her work.
    •  
    • A. 

      Accept

    • B. 

      Except

  • 6. 
    To give advice to; recommend.
    • His doctor _______________ him against smoking.
    • A. 

      Adviced

    • B. 

      Advised

  • 7. 
    A chair, bench, other object or a space for sitting on.
    • There were no _____________ left on the train.
    • A. 

      Seats

    • B. 

      Sits

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    The person who is head of a school.
    • My _____________________ is a very kind and caring person.
    •  
    • A. 

      Principal

    • B. 

      Principle

  • 10. 
    A very dry, sandy area with few or no plants growing in it.
    • We can see different cacti in the _____________________.
    •  
    • A. 

      Desert

    • B. 

      Dessert

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    To move about with no purpose, aim, or plan.
    • He spent the morning ______________ around the old part of the city.
     
    • A. 

      Wandering

    • B. 

      Wondering

  • 13. 
    An idea or opinion offered as help in making a choice or a decision.
    • I think I'll take your _________________ and buy the red dress.
    • A. 

      Advice

    • B. 

      Advise

  • 14. 
    To take with the promise to return or replace.
    • May I _____________________ your scissors?
    •  
    • A. 

      Borrow

    • B. 

      Lend

  • 15. 
    To want to know or be curious about.
    •  
    • He is starting to ________________ whether he did the right thing.
    •  
    • A. 

      Wander

    • B. 

      Wonder

  • 16. 
    All of the people who work for a business or other organization.
    • The boss thanked his ________________ for their hard work.
    • A. 

      Personal

    • B. 

      Personnel

  • 17. 
    Not moving; still.
    • The traffic got slower and slower until it was _______________________.
    • A. 

      Stationary

    • B. 

      Stationery

  • 18. 
    Apart from; not including; but.
    • Everyone ___________________ Karen went to the seashore.
    •  
    • A. 

      Accept

    • B. 

      Except

  • 19. 
    Of, relating to, or belonging to a particular person.
    • He has some ______________ habits that really annoy me.
    • A. 

      Personal

    • B. 

      Personnel

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Stationary

    • B. 

      Stationery