#EngQuiz: Commonly confused words in English

In this post, we’re going to have a little practice on how well you can differentiate some commonly confused words in English. For example: What’s the difference between affect & effect? :)

Let’s see this sentence. Fill in the gap with the right word:

“Andy’s absence did not ___ (affect/effect) us.”

“affect with an a as a verb and effect with an e as a noun” – @_Electra330_

“affect” – 

Let’s start! Choose the right word from the brackets to fill in the gap.

1. Thanks for your (advise/advice). It’s really helpful!
advise
advice
correct!

2. like all seafood (accept/except) octopus.
accept
except
correct!

3. I need to go to the (stationary/stationery) store to buy some pencils.
stationary
stationery
correct!

4. If you want to be fluent you have to (practise/practice) your English a lot.
practice
practise
correct!

5. Put on the (break/brake) if you want to stop the car.
break
brake
correct!

6. Her new hair and the makeup (complement/compliment) each other well.
compliment
complement
correct!

7. Please don’t go! I don’t want to (lose/loose) you.
loose
lose
correct!

8. What do you want for (desert/dessert)?
desert
dessert
correct!

9. I think I’ll (choose/choice) this shirt. It’s better than that one.
choice
choose
correct!

10. The school (principal/principle) usually leads the flag ceremony at school.
principle
principal
correct!

Sources: Commonly confused words & Common Errors in English Usage

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on Monday, February 17, 2014

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5 responses to “#EngQuiz: Commonly confused words in English

  1. Objection.
    I found something funny in number 4.)
    Practice is correct American English spelling both verb and noun.

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