Confusing words exercise

May 4, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word.

1. We must follow the ……………… of our elders. (advice / advise)

2. My parents were ……………….. happy with my performance. (quiet / quite)

3. Prolonged use of powerful drugs will ……………….. our health. (affect / effect)

4. Nobody wants to live in a locality ……………… with criminals. (infested / infected)

5. The police ………………. him because he was found guilty. (arrested / released)

6. He walked ………….. foot. (bear / bare)

7. The master sent the boy to the ………………. shop to buy some paper. (stationery / stationary)

8. 10 miles ……………… a long way to walk. (is / am)

9. You must not ……………….. important facts about your health from your doctor. (conceal / console)

10. They live in a small house ………………. the river. (beside / besides)

11. After finishing his work, he …………….. down to rest. (lay / lied)

12. As they had no children of their own, they ……………… a baby. (adopted / adapted)

Answers

1. We must follow the advice of our elders. (advice / advise)

2. My parents were quite happy with my performance.

3. Prolonged use of powerful drugs will affect our health.

4. Nobody wants to live in a locality infested with criminals.

5. The police arrested him because he was found guilty.

6. He walked bare foot.

7. The master sent the boy to the stationery shop to buy some paper.

8. 10 miles is a long way to walk.

9. You must not conceal important facts about your health from your doctor.

10. They live in a small house beside the river.

11. After finishing his work, he lay down to rest.

12. As they had no children of their own, they adopted a baby.

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