Commonly Confused Words - Post Test
To see how
well you have learned these commonly confused words, do the POST TEST
below. There is no
checklist of answers for the POST TEST. Instead, you should have your responses checked by the Writing
Support Program office.
POST TEST DIRECTIONS: Circle the correct word for each sentence.
You must print out a copy of this original page to complete the Post Test. Write your answers right on the paper; then bring your completed Post Test to class for evaluation and review so that you can take the final test.
Carl appears to be smarter (then, than)
Randolph (accepted, excepted)
my invitation to dinner.
She usually bought (to, too, two) loaves of bread at a time.
The books (were , we’re, where) all lying face down on your desk
earlier this morning.
(It’s, Its) been three
days since I have heard from Joe.
I will try not to let his words (affect,
If (were, we’re,
where) not supposed to watch TV, then what are we supposed to do?
It is understood (then, than)
that there will be no test on Friday.
You take (to, too,
two) many chances when you dive from that cliff.
Even though we complained to the manager, (there,
their, they’re) has been
With (it’s its) flat tire,
the car could not move at all.
We asked the movers to place the boxes (there,
The horror movie did not (affect, effect)
him at all.
I wonder whether (there, their,
they’re) going to the mall.
Yes, I suppose that I would like to see that movie (to,
Everyone (accept, except)
Dr. Smithers agreed to take part in the procedure.
Your experiences as a child (affect,
effect) your adult behavior greatly.
When (it’s its) late, many
people go home.
She is going (to, too, two) begin her swimming course in one week.
Crossing the wires produced an explosive (affect,
Later, they walked back to (there, their,
The three friends went (to, too, two) a lake in New Hampshire for their
annual fishing trip.
Unfortunately, the only (affect, effect) of the protest was a tightening
George runs (to, too, two) much; consequently, he is always exhausted.
She will leave on Saturday, and I will leave (then,
Unfortunately, I don’t know (were, we’re, where) I am going.
The chefs left (there, their,
they’re) aprons hanging on the stove knobs.
Marlene has always gotten higher grades (then,
than) her brother George.
When I have eaten (to, too, two) much candy, I feel sick.
Your kindness will leave a lasting (affect,
effect) on me.