Sunday, August 16, 2020

Correct or Wrong? Commonly Confused Words Quiz



1. Assent or Ascent 
The director has given his "assent" to the proposals for the new project.
A) correct
B) wrong

2. Eminent or Imminent 
Many species of plants and animals are in "eminent" danger of extinction.
A) correct
B) wrong

3. Advice or Advise 
I asked Sarah for "advise" on how to prepare for the interview.
A) correct
B) wrong

4. Alternate or Alternative 
The trouble is the service only runs on "alternate" days.
A) correct
B) wrong

5. As or like 
She’s never ever worked in an office before, She’s only ever worked "like" a cleaner.
A) correct
B) wrong

6. Late or Lately 
They must apologize for the "lately" arrival of this train.
A) correct
B) wrong

7. Permit or Permission 
You need to have a work "permit" in order to get a job.
A) correct
B) wrong

8. Short or Low
What did he look like? Was he dark or fair? Tall or "low"?
A) correct
B) wrong

9. Exercise or Exorcise 
It took a long time to "exorcise" those unhappy memories from my mind.
A) correct
B) wrong

10. Its or It’s 
According to the weather report, "its" going to rain this afternoon.
A) correct
B) wrong

11. Already or All ready 
I think I’m "all ready" for my trip to Vienna!
A) correct
B) wrong

12. Passed or Past 
I failed my physics exam, but I "past" chemistry.
A) correct
B) wrong

13. Conscience vs. Conscious 
He salves his "conscious" by donating money to charity.
A) correct
B) wrong

14. In a Sense or In Essence 
He is, "in essence", an honest person—you just need to get to know him better.
A) correct
B) wrong

15. Confident or Confidant 
Within a few short years, he was a trusted "confidant" of the president.
A) correct
B) wrong