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EXERCISES TO IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH WRITING SKILLS
Whether you're a native speaker of English or an advanced ESL student, these exercises will help you identify and eliminate common grammar mistakes.

topic: Problem words, words commonly confused in English 1 | level: Advanced



Below you'll find pairs of words that are commonly confused in writing. Choose the correct response to complete each of the sentences:

1. They are not going to ____________ this game.
  loose
  lose

2. I think my pants are a little too ____________
  lose
  loose

3. This is one of the side ____________ of this medication.
  effects
  affects

4. Taking this medication might ____________ your sleep.
  affect
  effect

5. Make sure that they get ____________ money.
  there
  their

6. Put the money ____________.
  there
  their

7. This is really ____________!
  exiting
  exciting

8. The band will be ____________ the stadium in about half an hour.
  exciting
  exiting

9. He is better at grammar ____________ I am.
  then
  than

10. I didn't know him ____________.
  then
  than


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