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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

CONFUSING WORDS


CONFUSING WORDS
There are some words which can cause confusion if we are not careful about their spelling because they can be mistaken for another word which is very similar in spelling.
Complete the following sentences.
1. The plants are ………………… They need more water and sunlight. (die / dye)
2. The floor has a rough surface which makes …………………… very difficult. (mop / mope)
3. I was ………………… that I would win the first prize. (hope / hop)
4. It took me several days to ………………. out the paint on the walls. (scrap / scrape)
5. The bird …………………. from branch to branch (hoped / hopped)
6. The lie detection test was used to find out whether the witness had ……………….. in his statement. (lied / lain)
7. He was ………………… mad when he heard that his son had failed the test. (hoping / hopping)
Answers
1. The plants are dying. They need more water and sunlight.
2. The floor has a rough surface which makes mopping very difficult.
3. I was hoping that I would win the first prize.
4. It took me several days to scrape out the paint on the walls.
5. The bird hopped from branch to branch.
6. The lie detection test was used to find out whether the witness had lied in his statement.
7. He was hopping mad when he heard that his son had failed the test.


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