English grammar

Module 15:

Review Troublesome Words 2

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English grammar
English grammar
Directions:
Click to select the correct word usage in the following sentences. The answer to each sentence may include more than one word or phrase.
1.
She will (accept) (except) the Pulitzer Prize in May.
2.
We have visited every state (accept) (except) Montana.
3.
I desire to (affect) (effect) a change in my lifestyle.
4.
Adequate sleep (affects) (effects) how I feel.
5.
What steps would you (advice) (advise) your student to take to obtain a scholarship?
6.
May I give you some good (advice) (advise)?
7.
I am popular (among) (between) my friends.
8.
May I share a secret (among) (between) the two of us?
9.
I am feeling (bad) (badly).
10.
He expressed himself (bad) (badly).
11.
Smoking shortens one's (breath) (breathe).
12.
At last, we could (breath) (breathe) deeply.
13.
Please (bring) (take) this letter to Jane in the next room.
14.
Please (bring) (take) me some wood for the fire.
15.
Did you see the (capital) (capitol) building when you visited Washington D.C.?
16.
What is the (capital) (capitol) city of Montana?
17.
Those colors are (complementary) (complimentary).
18.
The team had its full (complement) (compliment) of players.
19.
She received a nice (complement) (compliment) for her performance.
20.
Therefore, I (immigrate) (emigrate) out of a country to another.
21.
In like manner, I (immigrate) (emigrate) into a new country.
22.
This route is much (farther) (further) than the alternate route.
23.
Will that plan (farther) (further) our national goals?
24.
Are you on the student (council) (counsel)?
25.
If I were giving you legal advice, I would be giving you legal (council) (counsel).
26.
Who is the (principle) (principal) of your school?
27.
We fully support the (principle) (principal) of nonviolence.
28.
Have you checked on the (whether) (weather)?
29.
Do you know (whether) (weather) we are going or not?
30.
Your encouragement does not (allay) (alley) (ally) my fear of failure.
31.
Between the buildings was a narrow (allay) (alley) (ally).
32.
When a speaker makes a passing comment about a subject, the speaker is (alluding) (eluding) to the subject.
33.
Wanting to be alone, Beverly (alluded) (eluded) her friends.
34.
Her alluding to her possessions gave the (allusion) (illusion) of wealth.
35.
When a magician attempts to trick your eye or mind, the magician creates an (allusion) (illusion).
36.
Have you searched (all-round) (all around) the house?
37.
She is an excellent employee with (all-round) (all around) skills.
38.
When we follow one another by turns, we (alternate) (alternative) our turns.
39.
If I have another choice, I have an (alternate) (alternative).
40.
Grasping the full meaning of something means we (apprehend) (comprehend) the full meaning.
41.
The (apprehension) (comprehension) of the criminal was reported in the newspaper.
42.
One of our presidents was (born) (borne) on the fourth of July.
43.
Pollen was (born) (borne) on the western wind.
44.
The principal acted as the school (censor) (censure) for student publications.
45.
Do you think he will be (censored) (censured) for his language?
46.
The person was a (notorious) (notable) criminal.
47.
The speaker was a (notorious) (notable) chemist.
48.
Due to the ill-treatment she had received, she felt that she had been (persecuted) (prosecuted) for years.
49.
I can only be (persecuted) (prosecuted) for my acts of wrong doing – not for my beliefs.
50.
The loud noise never stopped and was (continual) (continuous) through the day.
51.
His (continual) (continuous) nagging was difficult to take.
52.
Are we to attend on (continual) (consecutive) days?
53.
The small town was the (sight) (site) (cite) of her childhood.
54.
The lawyer (sighted) (cited) the prior case.
55.
It was a gift of beautiful (stationary) (stationery).
56.
To the earth, the sun seems like a (stationary) (stationery) object.
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