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 3 | 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. We have to ____________ help for our cause.
  illicit
  elicit

2. His website was banned because of ____________ content.
  illicit
  elicit

3. The Lakers ____________ the Knicks after three quarters.
  lead
  led

4. This water is unsafe to drink because it contains ____________.
  led
  lead

5. That was obviously an ____________ to his previous novel.
  allusion
  illusion

6. The ventriloquist creates the ____________ that a puppet can talk.
  allusion
  illusion

7. Make sure you ____________ all of your references.
  cite
  sight

8. The ____________ of the two men in a dark alley scared him.
  sight
  cite

9. This ____________ is a great place to practice English grammar.
  sight
  site

10. ____________ parents are German, aren't they?
  You're
  Your


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