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Grammar  

1. My dog likes to ______ on my bed when I am out of the house
lie
lied
lay

2. The winter coat I bought cost _______ than I thought it would.
less
lesser
fewer

3. Cole and _____ are going to the concert Friday night.
me
I
myself

4. Please send your RSVP for the party to __________.
her or I
her or me
she or I

5. We used to enjoy swimming and ____________ around the lake.
to bike
biking
bike

6. How much ______ those hats on the top rack?
be
is
are

7. All of us are supposed to buy _____ uniforms at the same store.
his or her
their
our

8.Jennifer, _____ is wearing the red shirt, is the best student in the class.
whom
who
whose

9. Of all the gymnasts on the school team, Gabrielle is the _______.
best
better
good

10. If you had practiced more, you _______ made the team.
wouldn't
would of
would have

11. Sasha performed _____ in the gymnastics competition.
well
good
nice

12. If I _____ you, I would take that art class.
wasn't
were
was

13. My mother _____ the casserole on the table.
sat
sit
set

14. The shortstop and ______ are my favorite Texas Rangers players.
he
his
him

15. I _____ to eat a lot of french fries, until I realized their fat content.
use
used
uses

16. Compared _______ the residence hall, the Motel 6 room seemed like a palace.
to
with
at

17. The three roommates shared the refrigerator ______ themselves.
amongst
between
among

18. The company is hiring in _____ human resources department.
their
its
they're

19. Yesterday I ______ my umbrella in the hallway and today I can’t find it.
laid
lay
lied

20. He is the type of person _____ makes others feel comfortable.
who
whose
whom

21. I recommended that my professor give _______ homework assignments.
less
further
fewer

22. Sandra and _____ like to ride the train downtown to shop.
I
me
myself

23. Neither the yellow tie _____ the orange one looks good with Tom’s blue shirt.
and
or
nor

24. The city council is made up of people _____ care about the future of the community.
who
that
which

25. The concert will feature ___ opening band before the main act appears at midnight.
a
some
an

   

Spelling  

1. The state legislator said she _______ would vote against the bill.
definitely
definately
definitly

2. The veteran gave a speech in which he _____ his experiences in Afghanistan.
bare
beared
bared

3. The child _________ through the mall alone for two hours before his parents found him.
wandered
woundered
wondered

4. He asked for some sour cream to put on his __________.
potatoe
potato
patato

5. The family visits the ________ every Memorial Day.
cematery
cemetery
cemetary

6. The teenager couldn’t wait until he was old enough to be _________ from his parents.
independent
independant
indapendent

7. The prosecutor did not think the witness’ story was _____________.
believeable
believable
beleiveable

8. A reporter’s most important asset is ______________.
creditability
credability
credibility

9. The teacher was appalled at the number of ____________ cases in his class.
plagerism
plagarism
plagiarism

10. The defendant would never ___________ that he knew who had pulled the trigger.
acknowledge
acknowlege
aknowledge

11. The mayor _________ the importance of voting in the upcoming election.
emphisized
emphasised
emphasized

12. The new apartment complex can ____________ 500 college students.
acomadate
accommadate
accommodate

13. The CIA director was ____________ when news of his extramarital affair became public.
embarassed
embarrased
embarrassed

14. You cannot return clothes to that store without a _________.
reciept
recipe
receipt

15. The woman ________ her brother of extorting money from their elderly parents.
accussed
accused
acussed

16. He is the ________ owner of the advertising firm.
principal
principel
principle

17. The politician thought his opponent’s stance on gun control was _____________.
rideculous
rediculous
ridiculous

18. The _________ family is not as common as it used to be.
nucular
neuclear
nuclear

19. You won’t find healthful food in the _________ store over there.
convenient
convenience
convince

20. ___________ is a virtue.
Patience
Patients
Pateints

21. Please include only ________ information in your essay answers on the test.
relavant
relevant
relavent

22. The man was arrested for ____________ his former girlfriend.
harrassing
harrasing
harassing

23. We have __________ the names of people who did not fill out the forms.
omitted
ommitted
ommited

24. Class ___________ is important to that professor.
attendence
attendance
atendence

25. The celebrity said she tried to ________ her private life from her public life.
separate
seperate
seperete

   

Punctuation

 

1. The members of Congress said they were following their _______ wishes.
constituents
constituent’s
constituents’

2. While listening to the ____________ reporters took notes.
speech the
speech, the
speech the,

3. The school board will consider a __________ a member proposed last month.
resolution that
resolution, that
resolution that,

4. The Olympics competitor accepted the __________ medal.
shiny-gold
shiny, gold
shiny gold

5. The burglar broke into the house when the owners were visiting relatives in _________ police said.
Houston
Houston.
Houston,

6. The ___________ in his first trial, spoke hesitantly in front of the judge.
lawyer clearly,
lawyer, clearly
lawyer clearly

7. To make that cookie recipe, you will _______ flour, butter and sugar.
need:
need
need;

8. The star athlete went to middle school in Midland, ________ but her family later moved to Denton, Texas.
Texas,
Texas
Texas;

9. The ____________ senator decided it was time to retire.
well respected
well, respected
well-respected

10. “I have a _______ were the most famous words of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech.
dream,
dream",
dream"

11. Her alarm went off at 6 ______ did not make another sound.
a.m. it
a.m. It
a.m., it

12. My mother ____ I should audition for the play, although I haven’t acted since third grade.
said
said,
said, "

13. “Where did you get that _____ the student’s roommate asked.
iPod?
iPod?"
iPod"?

14. Winston __________ was prime minister of Great Britain during World War II, had a quick wit.
Churchill who
Churchill, who
Churchill who,

15. My editor needs time to edit my ________ she asked me to turn it in by 3 p.m.
story so,
story. So
story, so

16. Many Baby Boomers were children during the _______.
1950's
1950s
1950s'

17. The _________ was on trial decided not to testify.
defendant, who
defendant who
defendant who,

18. In the United States ____________ amendment guaranteeing freedom of the press is listed first.
Constitution the
Constitution. The
Constitution, the

19. The library on _________ has many historical books, is the best place to conduct that type of research.
campus, which
campus. Which
campus which

20. Forgetting her ________ the woman ran out of the restaurant.
purse
purse,
purse;

21. He decided to bike to _________ he found no bicycle racks available outside the building.
class. But
class but
class, but

22. Ben said he no longer can stand working ______ he’s going to look for another job.
there so
there, so
There. So

23. The materials required for that art class are the _____ paint, brushes, a palette, canvases and a smock.
following
following;
following:

24. Ann _______ with her sister, who used the pen name Dear Abby, popularized advice columns.
Landers. Along
Landers, along
Landers along

25. The jury plans to return the ___________ the judge arrives in the courtroom.
verdict after
verdict, after
verdict. After

   

Word Use  

1. The squirrels stole her patio pillows to make ___________ nests.
they're
there
their

2. The lion escaped ______ cage at the zoo.
its
it's
its'

3. The finance department will examine the charts to see how the holiday _______ sales.
effected
affected
effective

4. That type of leash is helpful to ______ large dogs and also ponies.
lead
led
leaded

5. The police decided to halt the investigation _______ none of the witnesses would talk.
since
sense
because

6. The new mayor will take the _______ starting in May.
reigns
rains
reins

7. The loud noises coming from the house next door did not ______ the children.
phase
faze
raze

8. The teenagers were ______ of the store where the armed guards patrolled.
weary
wiry
wary

9. The neighborhood committee discussed _______ plans for halting crime.
further
farther
father

10. After the accident, the truck driver lit _______ along the highway.
flairs
fliers
flares

11. The professor marked off points when students failed to ______ their sources.
site
sight
cite

12. The book store sells _____ of different colored pens.
allot
a lot
alot

13. His mother told him not to ______ his mittens on the way to school.
loose
lose
looser

14. We ______ the prices of fresh fruit to rise during the winter.
accept
except
expect

15. James was always late to work, _________ of his supervisor’s threats to fire him.
irregardless
regarding
regardless

16. If you read all the ____ in that magazine, you will discover some coupons.
adds
ads
ad's

17. Their constant arguing tore the couple ______.
a part
apart
appart

18. You should buy some nice _________ to write thank-you letters to the managers.
stationery
stationary
stationarry

19. Alicia and Kevin hoped the weather would not _______ their outdoor wedding ceremony.
effect
defect
affect

20. The football team celebrated _____ victory over the Baylor Bears.
their
they're
its

21. Carlos planned to buy a new ______ for the job interview.
suite
sweet
suit

22. The police officer ________ the man’s car after arresting him for drunken driving.
sized
seized
siezed

23. My co-worker _______ her bicycle to work every day, even in the rain.
peddles
pedals
petals

24. The students refused to be ______, so she left the library for the coffee shop.
quiet
quit
quite

25. The rabid raccoon headed _______ the children’s playground.
towards
forward
toward