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Word Choice (Confused Words)

Subject: English Grammar

Level: Beginner

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Read the questions below carefully and choose the correct word from the options provided.

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Q1. I packed a snack _____________ my lunch for the long journey.

  • 1. beside

  • 2. besides

Q2. For a sweet treat, my friends ordered chocolate _____________ after dinner.

  • 1. dessert

  • 2. desert

Q3. He read the book _____________ so that everyone could hear.

  • 1. allowed

  • 2. aloud

Q4. I cannot _____________ this gift; it's too expensive.

  • 1. accept

  • 2. except

Q5. There is a beautiful garden _____________ the library.

  • 1. beside

  • 2. besides

Q6. Everyone attended the party _____________ Sally, who was sick.

  • 1. accept

  • 2. except

Q7. The principal's speech had a powerful and positive _____________ on the students' motivation.

  • 1. effect

  • 2. affect

Q8. After a long hike, the travelers reached the sandy _____________ .

  • 1. dessert

  • 2. desert

Q9. She believed in the importance of honesty as a guiding _____________ .

  • 1. principal

  • 2. principle

Q10. Mary sat ______________ her friend during the movie.

  • 1. beside

  • 2. besides

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