Confusing words 1

posted on 10 Jun 2010 21:16 by english-lessons in Tests

Choose the correct word from the pair to complete the sentence.

1. He was cooking dinner ……………….. while/during the football
match.

2. Could you go the store and get me some ……………………………
stationary / stationery

3. You will find the book …………………. beside/besides the lamp on the table.

4.You can choose from ……………………between / among four prizes!

5. It’s so hot! I need to find some ……………………..shadow/shade.

6. …………………..Although / Despite his having studied French, he
found the course very difficult.

7. The movie was ……………………such/so boring he fell asleep!

8. ……………………Beside/Besides the fact that it was difficult, the exam also included questions that we had never studied before.

9. His opinion had no …………………. effect / affect on my decision.

10. He ……………………lays / lies down for a short nap.

11. Please finish your work …………………. by/ until five o’clock.

12. Could you give me some ……………………advice/advise on this problem?

13. John …………………… borrowed/lent me 1000 baht until next Monday.

14. He ……………………said/told us about his trip to Chicago.

15. He is a very …………………..sensible/ sensitive person. He always has time to listen to people’s problems.

16. He …………………….. lay / laid the book on the table.

17. Unfortunately, he made quite a serious ………………….. fault/mistake while working on the plumbing.

18. That painting by Picasso is …………………… worthless/priceless.

19. Have you decided ……………………..weather/whether you would like to come?

20.The political situation is ………………actually/currently very unstable.

21. The car tried to ……………………overcome/overtake the bus on the freeway.

22. You will just have to …………………. except/accept his decision.

23. Could you wait a moment? I would like to stop ………………….
to telephone/telephoning my mother.

24. The car needs to have its …………………….breaks / brakes repaired.

25. ………………………As long as/As far as I’m concerned, you can come along.

26. ……………………..Despite/Although he was reluctant to help, he finally lent a helping hand.

27. The …………………..principle/principal of the school welcomed the new students to classes.

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