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Confusing Words Practice Exercises

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Updated on Sep 21, 2011

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Confusing Words Study Guide

Confusing Words Practice Exercises

Practice Exercise 1

Circle the correct word in each sentence.

1. Janet gave me a (compliment/complement) about my essay.
2. The class (all together/altogether) has seven iPods, five cell phones, and two iPhones.
3. Paul is always anxious to (adapt/adopt) every new technology as soon as it appears on the market.
4. The (continual/continuous) appearance of new cable channels makes TV watching both exciting and confusing.
5. (Everyone/Every one) of my favorite shows is on a different channel, so I'm constantly fingering the remote.

Answers

1. compliment
2. all together
3. adopt
4. continual
5. Every one

Practice Exercise 2

Circle the correct word in each sentence.

1. The candidate and his staff counted (hopeful/hopefully) on volunteers to help get out the votes.
2. The Ironman triathlon race is (real, really) hard on the runners' endurance.
3. Lance Armstrong is a (real/really) hero to all bikers.
4. All athletes are (suppose/supposed) to train energetically, but some fail to do so.
5. Regardless of what the others suggest, do (as/like) I do, and you'll succeed.

Answers

1. hopefully
2. really
3. real
4. supposed
5. as

 

Words You Should Now Know
all together hopeful
altogether hopefully
as like
complement maybe
compliment may be
continual regardless
continuous suppose
everyone supposed
every one

 

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