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Chapter 25_ Words Commonly Confused

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Chapter 25: Words Commonly Confused
Words that sound alike or look alike can be confusing, such as the following:Accept/except:Acceptmeans“to receive”:Example: Iacceptyour invitation to dinner.Exceptmeans“excluding”:Example: I’ll give you all of my clothesexceptfor the black dress.
Chapter 25: Words Commonly Confused
Their/there/they’re:Theirmeans“belonging to them”:Example: Myparentsdonatedtheircar to charity.Theremeans“at that place,”and it can also act as anintroductory word:Example: My pet dog is overthere.Example:Thereis a reason for her happiness.They’reis a contraction ofthey are:They’rehaving us over for lunch tomorrow.For more information on these types of words, see pages 474-478.
Chapter 25: Words Commonly ConfusedExercises
Choose the correct word in parentheses.Q. The teacher would not (except, accept) the student’s late essay.A. The teacher would not (except,accept) the student’s late essay.Q. What city is the (capital, capitol) of Alaska?A. What city is the (capital, capitol) of Alaska?Q. The student’s moral (conscience, conscious) would not permit plagiarism.A. The student’s moral (conscience, conscious) would not permit plagiarism.
Chapter 25: Words Commonly ConfusedExercises
Choose the correct word in parentheses.Q. (They’re, Their) going to the store to get (there, their) party hats, so when they go to the party, (they’re, there) won’t be any complaints that (they’re, there, their) not dressed appropriately.A. (They’re, Their) going to the store to get (there,their) party hats, so when they go to the party, (they’re,there) won’t be any complaints that (they’re, there, their) not dressed appropriately.Q. I don’t know (whether, weather) it will be sunny or rainy tomorrow.A. I don’t know (whether, weather) it will be sunny or rainy tomorrow.

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Chapter 25_ Words Commonly Confused