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This quiz has been designed to test how well you are in using the right words for the following sentences which sounds similar but means different. Take this quiz to see how well you know how to use the following words: accept, except; affect, effect; allowed, aloud; a lot. Just choose the correct word for each sentence. Read the questions carefully and answer. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When Josie reads her writing (allowed, aloud) she hears the mistakes she needs to fix.

    • A.

      Allowed

    • B.

      Aloud

    Correct Answer
    B. Aloud
    Explanation
    When Josie reads her writing aloud, she is able to hear the mistakes she needs to fix. This means that she is reading her writing out loud, using her voice to audibly go through the text. By doing so, she can catch any errors or issues in the writing that may not have been apparent when reading silently.

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  • 2. 

    Sari's gentle touch and her soft voice had a calming (affect, effect) on the frightened dog.

    • A.

      Effect

    • B.

      Affect

    Correct Answer
    A. Effect
    Explanation
    The word "effect" is the correct answer because it is used as a noun in this sentence to describe the result or impact of Sari's gentle touch and soft voice on the frightened dog. The sentence suggests that Sari's actions had a calming influence or outcome on the dog.

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  • 3. 

    Everyone at the school assembly stood and cheered when Eddie went forward to (except, accept) the VIP award.

    • A.

      Except

    • B.

      Accept

    Correct Answer
    B. Accept
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "accept" is the correct choice. The word "accept" means to receive or take something willingly. In this context, Eddie is being awarded the VIP award, so he is willingly receiving it. On the other hand, "except" means to exclude or leave out. It does not make sense in this sentence because the assembly is not excluding or leaving out Eddie when he goes forward to receive the award.

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  • 4. 

    The use of pocket calculators is not (allowed, aloud) during the final exam.

    • A.

      Allowed

    • B.

      Aloud

    Correct Answer
    A. Allowed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "allowed" because it means that the use of pocket calculators is permitted or permitted during the final exam. On the other hand, "aloud" means to speak or utter something audibly, which does not make sense in the context of the sentence.

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  • 5. 

    That quiz won't (affect, effect) my grade (alot, a lot)

    • A.

      Affect, alot

    • B.

      Affect, a lot

    • C.

      Effect, alot

    • D.

      Effect, a lot

    Correct Answer
    B. Affect, a lot
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the correct answer is "affect, a lot." The word "affect" is used to indicate the impact or influence something has on something else, which is appropriate in this context. Additionally, "a lot" is the correct phrase to use to mean a large amount or to emphasize the degree of impact.

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  • 6. 

    Marilyn put up all the wood (except, accept) the heaviest pieces.

    • A.

      Except

    • B.

      Accept

    Correct Answer
    A. Except
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "except". In this sentence, Marilyn put up all the wood, but she did not include the heaviest pieces. The word "except" is used to indicate exclusion or omission, which fits the context of the sentence. On the other hand, "accept" means to receive or agree to something, which does not make sense in this sentence.

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  • 7. 

    Oil spills around the world (affect, effect) future generations of wildlife.

    • A.

      Affect

    • B.

      Effect

    Correct Answer
    A. Affect
    Explanation
    Oil spills around the world affect future generations of wildlife. Oil spills have a detrimental impact on the environment, specifically on wildlife populations. The toxic chemicals in oil can contaminate water bodies, killing marine life and disrupting ecosystems. This contamination can have long-lasting effects, causing harm to future generations of wildlife by affecting their reproductive abilities, health, and overall survival.

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  • 8. 

    John volunteers at a senior center reading the residents' mail (allowed, aloud) for them.

    • A.

      Allowed

    • B.

      Aloud

    Correct Answer
    B. Aloud
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "aloud" is the correct answer because it means speaking in a voice that can be heard. John is volunteering to read the residents' mail out loud for them, so they can hear and understand the contents. The word "allowed" does not fit in the context of the sentence, as it does not make sense for John to be "allowed" to read the mail for the residents.

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  • 9. 

    "Please (accept, except) our late report," we begged Mrs. Jung.

    • A.

      Accept

    • B.

      Except

    Correct Answer
    A. Accept
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "accept" is the correct answer. The context of the sentence suggests that the speaker is asking Mrs. Jung to accept their late report, indicating that they are requesting her understanding and forgiveness for submitting it after the deadline. The word "except" would not make sense in this context as it does not convey the same meaning of asking for acceptance or forgiveness.

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  • 10. 

    Matt's little brother is not (aloud, allowed) to cross the street by himself.

    • A.

      Aloud

    • B.

      Allowed

    Correct Answer
    B. Allowed
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "allowed" is the correct answer. This is because it indicates that Matt's little brother does not have permission to cross the street by himself. The word "aloud" means speaking out loud, which does not make sense in the context of the sentence. Therefore, "allowed" is the appropriate word choice.

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  • 11. 

    Troy was upset when everyone (accept, except) him was invited to the party.

    • A.

      Accept

    • B.

      Except

    Correct Answer
    B. Except
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "except." In this sentence, "except" is used to show that Troy was the only one who was not invited to the party. "Accept" would not make sense in this context as it implies that Troy was invited along with everyone else.

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  • 12. 

    Italian food can have a bad (affect, effect) on him.

    • A.

      Affect

    • B.

      Effect

    Correct Answer
    B. Effect
    Explanation
    Italian food can have a negative impact or consequence on him.

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