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.
1. Be sure to tighten the valve completely so that it doesnít come (loose, lose).
2. After training for six months, we were (already, all ready) for the marathon.
3. My mother has (less, fewer) dogs than my grandmother.
4. Be sure to put my necklace in a safe place so that you donít (loose, lose) it.
5. (Youíre, Your) not going to believe that old lie, are you?
6. If the (number, amount) of votes doesnít rise soon, he might lose the election.
7. I try not to make eating junk food an (everyday, every day) habit.
8. Could you focus (less, fewer) on your videogame and more on your homework?
9. My roses have (already, all ready) bloomed this spring.
10. Please fee (your, youíre) dog before you go to school.
11. John puts his life on the line (every day, everyday) in the marines overseas.
12. Iíve increased the (amount, number) of salt I put in the recipe.
13. If (youíre, your) not with us, (youíre, your) against us.
14. The bolt came (loose, lose) on the boat.
15. Cindy was (all ready, already) for church on Sunday morning.
16. Iíve taken (fewer, less) risks in the stock market this month than last month.
17. This math problem has almost caused me to (lose, loose) my mind.
18. The (amount, number) of guests at my party has risen to over two hundred.
19. (Your, Youíre) new dance moves were a hit at the wedding.
20. I havenít been pleased with the (number, amount) of support my coworkers have given me.
21. If our team were to (loose, lose) the playoffs, a few players would openly cry.
22. (Your, you're) penmanship is the best I've ever seen.
23. (Every day, everyday) I come home to a dirty house.
24. I have (already, all ready) prepared the meals for the next two weeks of camp.
25. I think the garden needs (less, fewer) weeds and more flowers.
26. Why don't you cut back on the (amount, number) of pickles you eat daily?
27. If (every day, everyday) thieves are becoming a problem, try moving out of the area.
28. Research has shown that the (amount, number) of sleep one gets has a profound influence on work ethics.
29. Whenever the prescription is (already, all ready), I will go the store and pick it up.
30. Since (you're, your) such a procrastinator, the assignment will be twice as hard for you as it is for the rest of the class.