Commonly Confused Words - Quiz 10

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  1. I do not mind if you ___ the fruit as long as you can still eat dinner.
    a. halve
    b. have

  2. I have a ___ and a daughter going to school.
    a. son
    b. sun

  3. I have known him ___ we were school children.
    a. sense
    b. since

  4. I haven't got a thing to ___.
    a. ware
    b. wear
    c. where

  5. I heard a ___ when she hung up the phone.
    a. click
    b. clique

  6. I hope you ___ drop in to see us soon.
    a. dew
    b. do
    c. due

  7. I just can not ___ to go climbing.
    a. wait
    b. weight

  8. I keep an extra ___ of shoes at my office.
    a. pear
    b. pair
    c. pare

  9. I learned to ___ when I was eleven years old.
    a. sew
    b. so
    c. sow

  10. I like spaghetti ___ I donŐt eat it often.
    a. but
    b. butt

  11. I like to read ___ to my children.
    a. aloud
    b. allowed

  12. I love him in ___.
    a. always
    b. all ways

  13. I need a ___ of fresh air.
    a. breath
    b. breathe

  14. I need to put some ___ in my bicycle tire.
    a. air
    b. heir

  15. I often read ___ I eat.
    a. while
    b. wile

  16. I plan to give the living room a ___ cleaning today.
    a. thorough
    b. through

  17. I pray for the soul of the dearly departed.
    a. sole
    b. soul

  18. I really should have ___ better.
    a. known
    b. none
    c. nun

  19. I think of you ___ time you go away.
    a. ever
    b. every

  20. I told ___ not to go but he would not listen.
    a. him
    b. hymn

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