Exercise 1: typical word confusions
(Practise using similar-sounding words and phrases)
Typical word confusions – multiple-choice test
Difficulty: medium (3 of 5)
Decide what the missing part in each sentence is. Choose from the similar-sounding words ‘they’re, their, there – you’re, your – two, too, to – were, we’re, where – then, than’.
- Example: “I’ve brought ________ sandwiches. Would you like to have one?”
- A. to
- B. too
- C. two → Correct!
If you still need help with the topic, look at the corresponding explanation with examples ofagain.
- I visited Jack and Hanna yesterday. Have you seen ________ new house?
- Can I borrow ________ phone for a moment?
- Sometimes the summer is ________ hot for comfort.
- Next weekend we’re going to a lake ________ we can take a boat ride.
- My sister Jacky is a bit taller ________ I am.
- Lilly and Rachel have been living next to each other for a long time, and so ________ best friends.
- Mountain hiking is not the best sport for you if ________ afraid of heights.
- Michael is a traveller. He’s been to Africa, Canada, as well as ________ all the countries in Southamerica except Brazil.
- You can get a very cheap price for your holiday trip if you check all the offers. That’s what ________ trying to do.
- Sometimes my job is frustrating, but ________ again I don’t know what else I could do.