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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 2 | 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. Are you telling me that ____________ not coming to the party?
  their
  they're

2. She likes to go shopping with both my brother and ____________.
  me
  I

3. Is that his bag or ____________.
  her's
  hers

4. That isn't your car, it's ____________.
  our's
  ours

5. I ____________ known you were here.
  should've
  should of

6. Make sure you ____________ your teacher on how nice she looks.
  complement
  compliment

7. Those earrings really ____________ your dress.
  complement
  compliment

8. This is an ____________ ( = important) event!
  historic
  historical

9. The ____________ accuracy of this book is doubtful.
  historic
  historical

10. ____________ German, aren't you?
  Your
  You're


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