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Grammar and Correct Word Usage Practice (page 2)

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Updated on Aug 21, 2011

Written Practice 5

Choose the correct homograph to complete each sentence. Use the transliteration to show the correct form. The first one is done for you.

  1. A healthful diet and increased exercise will ehFEKT how you feel.
  2. Our rooms were _____ but on the same floor.
  3. The athlete's win did not place him on the team, but it did make him an _____ to the Olympic Games.
  4. His choice made only the tiniest, most _____ difference in the end.
  5. Fortunately, the soldier's injuries did not make her an _____ for life.
  6. That chore was done in _____ time!
  7. The nurse _____ a bandage around the _____.
  8. After the hurricane, one of the main tasks was to _____ the victims.
  9. Today, workers are judged on how much work they _____.
  10. If I try hard enough, I can always find an _____ for my lateness.

Written Practice 6

Choose the correct word to complete each sentence.

  1. I see you sweating: Does my decision make you feel (anxious/eager)?
  2. You'll know you've lost weight when your jeans are (lose/loose).
  3. My grandparents (emigrated/immigrated) from Russia.
  4. I love the sound of (quite/quiet).
  5. Your handwriting is (all together/altogether) too sloppy.
  6. Everyone (accept/except) Martha finished the hike.
  7. We never considered that Anil (would of/would have) left us with the bill!
  8. They (should of /should have) eaten with us.
  9. Take (fewer/less) clothes with you on this trip.
  10. I'm not offering you any more (advise/advice).

Written Practice 7

Choose a word from the preceding list to complete each sentence correctly.

  1. You're asking about a _____ matter; I don't discuss those.
  2. I need a bookmark so that I don't _____ my place.
  3. We all agree that keeping our troops' _____ high is important.
  4. You know I get annoyed when you _____ interrupt me.
  5. Your paper was excellent; I particularly enjoyed the _____ to rap music.
  6. I said it was _____ for the children to stay outside for another ten minutes.
  7. Seeing money in my account at the end of the month was simply an _____.
  8. Have the _____ certainty to go against popular opinion.
  9. The bed slats are _____ again; the bed will fall!
  10. _____conditions seem to be producing more rain.

Answers

Written Practice 1

1. fawn 2. grave 3. Down 4. just 5. lead 6. bark 7. exact 8. dear 9. peak 10. bear 11. trip 12. order 13. bats 14. left, left 15. wave

Written Practice 2

1. aisle 2. basses 3. does 4. palette 5. carat 6. sow 7. they're 8. you're 9. pallet 10. caret

Written Practice 3

1. principal 2. pare, pear 3. stationary 4. It's 5. currants 6. plane, ascent 7. capitol 8. Too 9. Peace, past 10. counsel

Written Practice 4

1. chute 2. fined 3. kneading 4. mince 5. sale 6. peace 7. scene 8. soul 9. waive 10. whine

Written Practice 5

1. ehFEKT 2. SEPret 3. ALternit 4. myNOOT 5. INvallid 6. RECKORD 7. WOWND, WOOND 8. reKORD 9. proDOOS 10. EKSKYOOS

Written Practice 6

1. anxious 2. loose 3. emigrated 4. quiet 5. altogether 6. except 7. would have 8. should have 9. fewer 10. advice

Written Practice 7

1. personal 2. lose 3. morale 4. continually 5. allusions 6. all right 7. illusion 8. moral 9. loose 10. Climatic

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