Word Usage Quiz for Writers #2

It’s baaaaack… Following up on my first quiz on commonly confused words, here is a second set of ten word-pair errors I see during proofreading. As always, the theory is that even if you already know the difference between the words in each pair, practice making deliberate choices may help prevent mistakes in the future.

New for this quiz: by reader request, you can now see the link to more information when you answer correctly too, instead of only seeing it if you answer incorrectly.

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Note: If you’re concerned that I’ll be able to see your answers, don’t be! I turned off that functionality. The only way your score will be published is if you choose to click one of the share buttons next to your score, and even then the info will not be stored on this site.

If you have any trouble with the quiz functionality, let me know!

Word Usage Quiz for Writers

It’s easy to read advice about commonly confused words, but that doesn’t mean you’ll get them right later. Yesterday I started wondering whether seeing the two next to each other and making an active, deliberate choice between them would help people store the information where it can be easily reached the next time the choice needs to be made.

So… I taught myself how to make quizzes embedded in my blog. Here, have a quiz!

 

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Note: If you’re concerned that I’ll be able to see your answers, don’t be! I turned off that functionality. The only way your score will be published is if you choose to click one of the share buttons next to your score, and even then the info will not be stored on this site.

I’m planning to do a series of these with different word pairs, so if you have any trouble with the quiz functionality, let me know!