Words Commonly Confused in English Exercise

words commonly confused
Directions : Select the right word between option A and B to fill in the blank. If both words seem right to you, select 'C' and if None of them is right, select 'D'.

1. We sat in the ____________ of a tree.

    (a) shade
    (b) shadow
    (c) Any one of these
    (d) None of these

2. My eyes are ____________.
    (a) soar
    (b) sore
    (c) Any one of these
    (d) None of these

3. Our new house is very __________.
    (a) spacious
    (b) specious
    (c) Any one of these
    (d) None of these

4. I will tell a ____________ to those who complete their homework.
    (a) storey
    (b) story
    (c) Any one of these
    (d) None of these

5. She has not sent a/an __________ to my letter.
    (a) reply
    (b) answer
    (c) Any one of these
    (d) None of these

6. He is the _____________ boy that stole your pen.
    (a) very
    (b) vary
    (c) Any one of these
   (d) None of these

7. We should not _______ others' things.
    (a) steel
    (b) steal
    (c) Any one of these
    (d) None of these

8. Might is ___________.
    (a) right
    (b) write
    (c) Any one of these
    (d) None of these

9. The Niti Aayog is drawing the next five year ____________.
    (a) plan
    (b) plane
    (c) Any one of these
    (d) None of these

10. Give me a blade to __________ my nails.
      (a) pair
      (b) pare
      (c) Any one of these
      (d) None of these

11. This is a __________ problem, you cannot solve it easily.
      (a) knotty
      (b) naughty
      (c) Any one of these
      (d) None of these

12. Arvind has purchased a new ____________ of shoes for two hundred rupees.
      (a) pare
      (b) pair
      (c) Any one of these
      (d) None of these

13. My sister's child is very _____________.
      (a) knotty
      (b) naughty
      (c) Any one of these
      (d) None of these

14. Do not be tempted by ___________ gains.
      (a) momentary
      (b) momentous
      (c) Any one of these
      (d) None of these

15. About thirty __________ lost their lives in an accident at Raniganj colliery.
      (a) minors
      (b) miners
      (c) Any one of these
      (d) None of these

Answers 

1. shade
2. sore
3. spacious
4. story
5. reply
6. very
7. steal
8. right
9. plan
10. pare
11. knotty
12. pair
13. naughty
14. momentary
15. miners

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