Commonly Misused Words Test

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Commonly Misused Words Test - Quiz

Your vs. You'reTheir, They're & ThereToo, Two & To


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Please type the correct word to fill in the blank below:How was _____ weekend ladies and gentlemen? (your, you’re) 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "your". This is because the word "your" is possessive, indicating that the weekend belongs to the person being addressed. In this case, the speaker is addressing both ladies and gentlemen, so "your" is the appropriate word to use. "You're" is a contraction of "you are" and would not make sense in this context.

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  • 2. 

    Please type the correct words to fill in the blanks below:Are you ready ______ take ______ test over commonly misused words? (to, too, two, your, you're)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to your". In this sentence, "to" is used to indicate readiness or willingness, and "your" is used to show possession. Therefore, the correct phrase is "to your", which means being prepared or willing to take the test that belongs to you.

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  • 3. 

    Please type the correct words to fill in the blanks below:Lets start _____ review. (your, you're)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "your". In this sentence, the word "your" is used to indicate possession. It is referring to the review that the speaker and the person they are addressing will be starting together. "You're" is a contraction of "you are" and would not make sense in this context.

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  • 4. 

    Please type the correct words to fill in the blanks below:Hey, you _______, work together on this assignment. (too, two, to)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "two". In this sentence, "two" is the correct word to fill in the blank because it refers to the number 2. The sentence is asking the person to work together with another person on the assignment.

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  • 5. 

    Please type the correct words to fill in the blanks below:I love Beyonce and Jay-Z, ________ great together. (their, there, they’re)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "they're". In this sentence, "they're" is the contraction of "they are". It is used to express that Beyonce and Jay-Z are great together.

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  • 6. 

    Please type the correct words to fill in the blanks below:_______ big problem is that _______ mean ___ _ each other. (their, there, they’re, too, to, two)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Their they're to." "Their" is used to show possession, indicating that the problem belongs to someone. "They're" is a contraction of "they are" and is used to show a state of being or action. "To" is a preposition used to indicate direction or purpose. In this context, the sentence suggests that the problem is big because the individuals involved do not understand or communicate with each other.

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  • 7. 

    Please type the correct words to fill in the blanks below:I don’t know what ______ thinking right now. (your, you're)

    Explanation
    The correct word to fill in the blank is "you're." In this sentence, "you're" is a contraction of "you are." The speaker is expressing uncertainty about the thoughts of the person they are referring to.

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  • 8. 

    Please type the correct words to fill in the blanks below:_______ thinking is _______ specific, be open minded. (your, you're, too, two, to)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You're too." This is because "You're" is the contraction of "you are," and it is used to indicate that someone is excessively or excessively specific in their thinking. The word "too" means also or as well, and it emphasizes the excessive nature of the thinking. Therefore, the correct phrase is "You're too specific, be open-minded."

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  • 9. 

    Please type the correct words to fill in the blanks below:Mrs. Young said, "________ ridiculous. I can’t even deal with you.” (your, you're)

    Explanation
    In this sentence, the correct word to fill in the blank is "you're." The sentence is a direct quotation from Mrs. Young, who is expressing her frustration or disbelief. "You're" is a contraction of "you are," which fits grammatically and makes sense in the context of the sentence.

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  • 10. 

    Please type the correct words to fill in the blanks below:_______ doing ______ much _______ complete this assignment. (your, you're, too, two, to)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You're too to." The word "you're" is a contraction of "you are," indicating that the subject is unable to complete the assignment. The word "too" means excessively or more than necessary, emphasizing the inability to complete the task. The word "to" is a preposition used before a verb, indicating the purpose or goal of the action. In this case, it suggests that the subject is unable to reach the goal of completing the assignment.

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  • 11. 

    The following sentence uses the commonly misused words correctly:If your feeling down, it’s probably best to be around friends and family to lift your spirits.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The sentence uses the commonly misused words incorrectly. The correct phrase should be "If you're feeling down" instead of "If your feeling down." The correct answer is False.

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  • 12. 

    The following sentence uses the commonly misused word correctly: Mrs. Young’s favorite tagline is, “Get your life.” 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The sentence correctly uses the word "favorite" to describe Mrs. Young's tagline. The phrase "Get your life" is enclosed in quotation marks, indicating that it is a tagline. The sentence structure and grammar are also correct. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 13. 

    The following sentence uses the commonly misused words correctly: Sometimes your sister isn’t very nice to me, but your being here makes her act nicer to me.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The sentence uses the commonly misused words correctly because it correctly differentiates between "your" (possessive form of "you") and "you're" (contraction of "you are"). It also uses the correct form of "being" as a gerund to indicate existence or presence. Therefore, the sentence is grammatically accurate and conveys the intended meaning.

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  • 14. 

    The following sentence uses the commonly misused words correctly: You're confusing, and your confusing ways are not helping. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The sentence uses the commonly misused words correctly because it distinguishes between "you're" as a contraction of "you are" and "your" as a possessive pronoun. "You're confusing" means "you are confusing," referring to the person being confusing. "Your confusing ways" means "the ways that belong to you and are confusing," referring to the person's confusing behavior.

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  • 15. 

    The following sentence uses the commonly misused words correctly: There are not many tardies during the passing periods now that the sweeps are happening.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The sentence uses the commonly misused words correctly because it uses "tardies" as a noun to refer to instances of being late, "passing periods" to refer to the time between classes, and "sweeps" to refer to actions taken to prevent tardiness. The sentence indicates that there are not many instances of being late during the passing periods now that the sweeps are happening.

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  • 16. 

    The following sentence uses the commonly misused words correctly: Their is a library in the first building over there. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given sentence, "Their is a library in the first building over there," is incorrect because it misuses the word "their." The correct word to use in this context is "there." Therefore, the sentence should be written as "There is a library in the first building over there."

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  • 17. 

    The following sentence uses the commonly misused words correctly:When your driving to school each morning, do you sing in your car? 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The sentence "When your driving to school each morning, do you sing in your car?" is incorrect because it uses the possessive pronoun "your" instead of the contraction "you're" which stands for "you are". The correct sentence should be "When you're driving to school each morning, do you sing in your car?"

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  • 18. 

    The following sentence uses the commonly misused word correctly: I haven’t heard they're new album yet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given sentence is incorrect because it uses the wrong form of "they're." The correct form should be "their," which is a possessive pronoun used to show ownership. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 19. 

    The following sentence uses the commonly misused words correctly: There is no way your going to get this one right. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given sentence "There is no way your going to get this one right" is incorrect because it misuses the words "your" and "going". The correct sentence should be "There is no way you're going to get this one right." The word "your" should be replaced with "you're" to indicate the contraction of "you are", and "going" should be replaced with "gonna" or "going to" to express future action. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 20. 

    The following sentence uses the commonly misused words correctly: I’ve never been to New York before. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The sentence "I've never been to New York before" is grammatically correct and uses the words "before" and "never" appropriately. The speaker is stating that they have not visited New York in the past. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct.

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  • 21. 

    She betrayed me ______ many times, the most recent time was _____ months ago.

    • A.

      To, two

    • B.

      Too, two

    Correct Answer
    B. Too, two
    Explanation
    The word "too" is used to indicate an excessive amount or degree, which fits in the sentence as it implies that she has betrayed the speaker on multiple occasions. The word "two" is used to denote the number 2, which is appropriate in this context as it specifies the most recent time the betrayal occurred, indicating that it happened two months ago.

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  • 22. 

    _________ planned trip ________ Disneyland sounds fun, is __________ little brother going with you?

    • A.

      Your, to, your

    • B.

      You're, too. your

    • C.

      Your, two, you're

    Correct Answer
    A. Your, to, your
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Your, to, your." In the sentence, "Your planned trip to Disneyland sounds fun, is your little brother going with you?" the possessive pronoun "your" is used to show ownership, "to" is used as a preposition to indicate the destination of the planned trip, and the contraction "your" is used as a short form of "you are" to ask if the little brother is also going.

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  • 23. 

    I hope ________ research papers and websites make me proud.

    • A.

      You're

    • B.

      Your

    Correct Answer
    B. Your
    Explanation
    The word "your" is the correct answer because it is a possessive pronoun that shows ownership. In the given sentence, "your" is used to indicate that the research papers and websites belong to the person being addressed.

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  • 24. 

    _________ are no excuses if you are not ready _____ present ______ websites this week.

    • A.

      They're, to, your

    • B.

      There, to, your

    • C.

      There, to, you're

    Correct Answer
    B. There, to, your
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "There, to, your". In this sentence, "There" is used to indicate a location or existence, "to" is used to show the direction or purpose, and "your" is used to indicate possession. Therefore, the correct sentence would be "There are no excuses if you are not ready to present your websites this week."

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  • 25. 

    _______ are no excuses if you are not ready ______ submit ________ papers this week.

    • A.

      There, to, your

    • B.

      There, to, you're

    • C.

      They're, too, your

    Correct Answer
    A. There, to, your
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "There, to, your". In this sentence, "There" is used to indicate the existence of something, "to" is used as a preposition to show direction or purpose, and "your" is a possessive pronoun indicating ownership. The other options do not fit grammatically or contextually in the sentence.

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  • 26. 

    It’s _________ car, so let them decide where we got ________ dinner.

    • A.

      They're, too

    • B.

      Their, two

    • C.

      Their, to

    Correct Answer
    C. Their, to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "their, to." In this sentence, "their" is used to show possession, indicating that the car belongs to someone else. "To" is the correct preposition to use when indicating the destination or purpose of an action, in this case, going out for dinner.

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  • 27. 

    Students are not allowed ________ have _______ cell phones out in my class.

    • A.

      Too, they're

    • B.

      To, their

    • C.

      Two, there

    Correct Answer
    B. To, their
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to, their". This is because the sentence is expressing a rule or restriction, stating that students are not allowed to have their cell phones out in the speaker's class. "To" is used to indicate the purpose or intention of the action (not allowed to have) and "their" is a possessive pronoun indicating that the cell phones belong to the students.

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  • 28. 

    In order _______ charge _________ computer in my class, you have ______ sit in the ________ desks over __________.

    • A.

      To, you're, to, two, their

    • B.

      Too, your, too, two, there

    • C.

      To, your, to, two, there

    Correct Answer
    C. To, your, to, two, there
    Explanation
    In order to charge your computer in my class, you have to sit in the two desks over there.

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  • 29. 

    _________ always trying ___________ tell me what _________ do but it’s my life.

    • A.

      Their, to, to

    • B.

      They're, to, to

    • C.

      They're, too, to

    Correct Answer
    B. They're, to, to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They're, to, to". In this sentence, "They're" is the contraction of "they are", which makes sense in the context of someone always trying to tell the speaker what to do. "To" is used as a preposition to indicate the direction or purpose of the action. Overall, the sentence conveys the idea that someone is constantly attempting to dictate the speaker's actions, but the speaker believes it is their own life and they should make their own decisions.

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  • 30. 

    _________ trying __________ make _________ many decisions, sleep on it.

    • A.

      You're, to, too

    • B.

      You're, too, to

    • C.

      Your, to, too

    Correct Answer
    A. You're, to, too
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You're, to, too". "You're" is the contraction of "you are" and is used to indicate possession or a characteristic of the subject. "To" is a preposition used to indicate direction or movement towards a specific place or person. "Too" is an adverb used to indicate an excessive or additional amount of something. In the given sentence, "You're" is the correct form to indicate that the subject should sleep on it, "to" is used to show the action of sleeping, and "too" is used to emphasize the importance of sleeping on it.

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  • 31. 

    The following sentence DOES NOT use the commonly misused words correctly: There is not a day that goes by that I don’t miss your smile.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This sentence uses the commonly misused words correctly. The phrase "There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss your smile" is grammatically correct and conveys the intended meaning. The use of "don't" instead of "do not" is appropriate in informal writing or speech.

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  • 32. 

    The following sentence DOES NOT use the commonly misused words correctly: You have been told to many times to do your work.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The sentence "You have been told to many times to do your work" is incorrect because it misuses the word "to." The correct usage should be "too" instead of "to" in this context. "Too" means excessively or more than is needed, while "to" is used as a preposition or infinitive marker. Therefore, the sentence should be corrected to "You have been told too many times to do your work."

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  • 33. 

    The following sentence DOES NOT use the commonly misused words correctly: She gave you two chances to be on your best behavior.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given sentence uses the commonly misused words correctly. It states that "She gave you two chances to be on your best behavior," which implies that the person mentioned in the sentence provided two opportunities to exhibit good behavior. Since the sentence is using the words "chances" and "behavior" appropriately, the correct answer is False.

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  • 34. 

    The following sentence DOES NOT use the commonly misused words correctly: We went to their house for thanksgiving dinner and managed to leave two seconds before a fight broke out. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given sentence uses the commonly misused words correctly. It clearly states that the speaker went to someone else's house for Thanksgiving dinner and left just before a fight broke out. There are no errors or misuses of commonly misused words in this sentence. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 35. 

    The following sentence DOES NOT use the commonly misused word correctly: I hope you all do well on you're final projects or papers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given sentence contains an error in the usage of the word "you're." The correct form should be "your" instead. "You're" is a contraction of "you are," while "your" is a possessive pronoun indicating ownership. Therefore, the sentence should read: "I hope you all do well on your final projects or papers."

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