Confusing words exercise

April 10, 2012pdf

Complete the following sentences.

1. Although they were an ……………………………. couple, they didn’t have an ………………………….. divorce.

a) amiable; amicable       b) amicable; amiable

2. The …………………………. of money you earn in a month depends on the …………………………. of products you sell.

a) amount; number        b) number; amount

3. I am worried that his illness seems to have …………………………….. by tension.

a) aggregated                    b) aggravated

4. You can’t …………………………… things you don’t expect.

a) anticipate                       b) hope

5. Will you wait …………………………?

a) while                                                b) awhile

6. The …………………………. audience awaited the ………………………….., sweating performer.

a) eager; anxious             b) anxious; eager

7. I felt ……………………… about her performing …………………………. on the stage.

a) bad; badly                      b) badly; bad

8. ………………………… my brother, there were ten other boys standing ………………………… the statue.

a) beside; besides           b) besides; beside

9. The …………………………. government policies will only push the economy ……………………………..

a) backward; backwards                               b) backwards; backward

10. She ……………………….. with her all the things she had recently ……………………..

a) brought; bought          b) bought; brought

Answers

1. Although they were an amiable couple, they didn’t have an amicable divorce.

2. The amount of money you earn in a month depends on the number of products you sell.

3. I am worried that his illness seems to have aggravated by tension.

4. You can’t anticipate things you don’t expect.

5. Will you wait awhile?

6. The eager audience awaited the anxious, sweating performer.

7. I felt bad about her performing badly on the stage.

8. Besides my brother, there were ten other boys standing beside the statue.

9. The backward government policies will only push the economy backwards.

10. She brought with her all the things she had recently bought.

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