Commonly Confused Words Quiz

Submitted by: buddy 9 years ago in Quizzes
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I must admit, I did not get all of these right.
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Male 7
B 80%...
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Male 62
B 85%
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Female 11
Really easy, but still amusing. 21/21
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Female 80
F 52% =/
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Female 447
B. 3 wrong.
Some were super easy like all the `there/their/they`re` ones and the `desert/dessert` one for example.
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Male 271
C 76%
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Female 1,398
100%; these grammar/spelling quizzes are reallly easy.
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Female 72
21/21 I`m not sure if I`m smart or just above average.
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Male 432
100%
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Female 38
I got a B, 3 wrong.
But to be honest, I wasnt expecting great things from myself.
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Female 6
Miss three, rawr.
A lot of these questions could be controversial(sp?)... if that`s the right word. Ha =]
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Female 878
20/21.
Yaaaaay.
I missed the lie one.
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Female 531
a C, what the drat is that?
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Male 225
i got a 100 lol
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Female 128
100%. No private education, just read a LOT when I was younger.
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Female 48
95%

Missed the Capitol/Capital question.

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Female 7
So easy - I got them all right.
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Male 169
Your Score: 80%
B

Pretty Good! Not PERFECT, but good enough for me!

You got 17 out of 21 answers correct

OOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDD

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Female 76
76%.. C.

Erm.. I still have many years to learn rubbish like this =D

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Male 1,289
i got 16 of 21 on my first try =]
eh...a C =p
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Female 795
A!! 19/21
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Female 246
I missed one... because i only picked one and not both -_-
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Female 174
I did poo on it.

I thought I knew my grammar. But I was wrong.

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Male 70
Laney`s Commonly Confused Words Quiz!
Your Score: 80%
B

Pretty Good! Not PERFECT, but good enough for me!


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Male 814
bah...where I come from, 100% is an A+ !!
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Male 10,440
A!
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Male 7
85 % correct, I got a B.

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Male 536
this quiz is kak. a skirt could well be risky, like if you wearing it whilst going up a ladder. and i got the site/sight of the murder one wrong too, it was poorly worded. i did notice he asked us to chose the right answer too. ha!
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Female 268
Got a B because i missed three.
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Female 87
what? no pacific/specific question??
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Female 562
How can you not get 100% on this...
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Male 413
this is so gay cauz its wrong not me and im not just saying that out of annoyance but it is seriously incorrect on at least 1 of the questions, i could go on but i will just bore you and no one reads long comments!!!.....Damn
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Female 26
You got 19 out of 21 answers correct

Questions you missed:

The speaker was _____ to boost _____.
Your Answer: present and moral | Correct Answer: present and morale
This wine really _______ the steak.
Your Answer: compliments | Correct Answer: complements

And I thought I would get it all...

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Male 53
Got the murder one wrong.

Think that`s because of misinterpretation though. You could say "I cited the quotes at the site of the murder.", meaning the place.

Or you could say "I cited the quotes at the sight of the murder." meaning you said them once you saw the murder. I reckon the answer I didn`t pick makes more sense in more cases, but I`m sure someone has said the answer I chose at some point in time.

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Female 115
Your Score: 95%
A

Excellent job! You obviously aren`t confused when it comes to words! You deserve a slap in the face... I mean pat on the back!

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Male 335
This quiz fails. I would think a quiz based on spelling would have better spelling.

100% btw.

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Male 14
Laney`s Commonly Confused Words Quiz!

Your Score: 80%
B

Pretty Good! Not PERFECT, but good enough for me!

You got 17 out of 21 answers correct

Questions you missed:

My boyfriend has a ______ appetite!
Your Answer: hardy | Correct Answer: hearty
"Why is the _______ of Egypt spelled with a ______?"
Your Answer: capitol and capital | Correct Answer: capital and capital
This wine really _______ the steak.
Your Answer: compliments | Correct Answer: complements
I ______ the quotes at the ______ of the murder.
Your Answer: cited and sight | Correct Answer: cited and site

Yay! I`m slightly above average!

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Male 954
The Legendary ruler has reappeared to lead us through these dark times and fight back the evil FancyLad and his DRATING reposts and stuff blah blah blah Al Qaeda you get what im saying its time for a revolution!
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Male 954
was it???????????????!!!!!!!!!!!???????????? BUDDY I LOVE YOU !!!!!!!!!11!!!
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Male 506
Anyone else besides me notice this link was posted by BUDDY?
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Male 2
85%, not bad given that English isn`t my native language (although I believe these tend to happen more frequently when you`re a native speaker)
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Male 150
B!!
:D
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Male 807
90% I thought the "eithers" only had to make sense.
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Male 731
damn missed the wine.. perhaps had been drinking too much.. or to, or two.. lol
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Male 83
I was watching for a question on effect/affect - that pair seems to be really commonly messed up.
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Male 300
If you want to know how to use lay/lie properly, remember that you have to lay an object down, so if you want to lie down, you lay yourself down. It has to be reflexive when talking about yourself.

Nice easy quiz though, 100%.

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Male 9,305
90% A.

:D

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Male 312
Laney`s Commonly Confused Words Quiz!
Your Score: 100%
A

Excellent job! You obviously aren`t confused when it comes to words! You deserve a slap in the face... I mean pat on the back!

You got 21 out of 21 answers correct

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Male 263
100! I love this quiz because this is something that really bothers me.
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Female 330
Your Score: 100% - A Excellent job! You obviously aren`t confused when it comes to words! You deserve a slap in the face... I mean pat on the back!

-- A capitol is the building that`s within the capital.

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Male 69
100% even im amazed
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Male 1,036
95%. Is capitol a word?
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Female 1,407
Alright 100% correct! Makes me miss my free school years...u_u
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Female 4,197
Laney`s Commonly Confused Words Quiz!

Your Score: 90%
A

Excellent job! You obviously aren`t confused when it comes to words! You deserve a slap in the face... I mean pat on the back!

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Neato. ;D
I got the murder and the wine one wrong. Whoops.

Me too!! :D

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Female 79
71% C haha
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Female 1,395
I only got 19. I went and disappointed myself =(
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Male 1,109
B - 85%, not bad i guess...
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Female 1,572
Your Score: 76%
C

Okay job! You didn`t do amazing, but you also didn`t do so bad you should be hiding under a rock in shame with a mask and a sign with a flowery border that.... what was I talking about?


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Female 92
Your Score: 80%
B

Pretty Good! Not PERFECT, but good enough for me!

You got 17 out of 21 answers correct

Questions you missed:

"Why is the _______ of Egypt spelled with a ______?"
Your Answer: capitol and capital | Correct Answer: capital and capital
This wine really _______ the steak.
Your Answer: compliments | Correct Answer: complements
I ______ the quotes at the ______ of the murder.
Your Answer: cited and sight | Correct Answer: cited and site
"I`m sick of all these words, I`m going to _____ down for awhile."
Your Answer: either will do | Correct Answer: lie

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Male 12
A
I got 90% correct.

Considering the fact that I am Brazilian, I think it`s quite good :]

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Male 203
My 100% was more of a waste of money though! Hooray!!!
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Female 375
i got 18/21

got the wine, murder, and lay/lie ones wrong.

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Female 584
paddyboom: I go to public school and still got 100% :P
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Female 649
85%

i feel accomplished :D

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Male 437
90% A!!
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Male 425
Oh, and in regard to the risky/risqué...it says BEST answer. Risqué is clearly the better choice.
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Male 425
Laney`s Commonly Confused Words Quiz!

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Your Score: 100% - A Excellent job! You obviously aren`t confused when it comes to words! You deserve a slap in the face... I mean pat on the back!

Is this supposed to be hard? Anyone with an education should get 100%.

There is one clear error though. The question with threw/through/and thoroughly has "thoroughly" spelled incorrectly on the correct answer.

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Female 44
100%. woo!
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Male 651
yeah i have an issue with the risky/risqué answer. it depends on the context. it could be either.
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Female 67
The murder one is unfair because it could be at the sight of the murder as you saw it. Or it could be at the site where it took place.
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Female 59
Got all of `em.
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Male 1,024
100%
+extra credit
spelling error "midly" cute.
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Male 1,583
85
18/21
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Male 1,837
the wine got me. dammit
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Male 298
"Sorry if the last one hurt YOU head"
"You CAN NOW STOPING THROWING things around"
wtf?
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Male 1,217
90% A woot.
:( got complements and capital one wrong. *sigh*
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Male 127
pfffft -- it could be pretty risky to wear a short skirt depending on where you`re travelling and what you`re doing. Both should be correct.
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Female 920
I suck at life....I got 14/21. :(
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Female 157
Yay 20 out of 21 :D
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Female 1,412
Laney`s Commonly Confused Words Quiz!
Your Score: 85%
B

Pretty Good! Not PERFECT, but good enough for me!

You got 18 out of 21 answers correct

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Male 4,290
Lolphotoshop: That`s not the rule. The rule is, if you can replace it with "it is", write "it`s". Otherwise, write "its".

Also, it`s amazing how many people on here seem to get 100%. I guess all the usual idiots who don`t know the difference between they`re, there and their didn`t try this one.

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Female 410
95%. I only missed one (capitol/capital). After reading through the comments, it appears as if I am not alone.
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Female 1,244
I missed three and got a B..I`m very proud with myself!
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Male 242
I call foul.... Risqué has an accent on it, so technically `risque` is wrong
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Male 1,406
missed complements... meh
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Male 2,216
100% easily.

As for the person shocked by it not being "lay down" instead of "lie down", that seems to be an American thing, a common mistake, but lay is past tense, lie is present tense.

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Female 1,585
makes me happy =) i only got four wrong
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Male 392
Even though the baby is screaming for ____ mother, ______ still midly cute.

the ` is possesive.

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Male 246
Easy. 95%.
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Female 837
FocusFired`s comment made me laugh.

I scored a 90 percent. I feel my credibility as a grammar Nazi has been partially restored!

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Male 376
Laney`s Commonly Confused Words Quiz!

Your Score: 90%
A

Excellent job! You obviously aren`t confused when it comes to words! You deserve a slap in the face... I mean pat on the back!

You got 19 out of 21 answers correct

Questions you missed:

Sometimes I feel like I`m short of ______ and cannot _______ properly!
Your Answer: breath and breath | Correct Answer: breath and breathe
"Why is the _______ of Egypt spelled with a ______?"
Your Answer: capitol and capital | Correct Answer: capital and capital

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Surprised me that I missed those! for the capital one i must have pressed the wrong little button thing, and idk about the breath one

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Male 285
Even though the baby is screaming for ____ mother, ______ still midly cute.
Your Answer: it`s and its | Correct Answer: its and it`s

This wine really _______ the steak.
Your Answer: compliments | Correct Answer: complements

"I`m sick of all these words, I`m going to _____ down for awhile."
Your Answer: either will do | Correct Answer: lie

The baby one, once I saw the correct answer was like "omfg duh", but the other two`s actual answers were a surprise.

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Female 298
Damn, I got all but the capitol/capital one correct.
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Female 781
Your Score: 95%

I missed "capitol/capital." I guess both were "capital."

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Female 28
Your Score: 100%
A

Excellent job! You obviously aren`t confused when it comes to words! You deserve a slap in the face... I mean pat on the back!

i found that really easy o_0
and the person who wrote this lost all credibility for me when they said "you can now stoping throwing things....."

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Male 9
Your Score: 100%
A

Excellent job! You obviously aren`t confused when it comes to words! You deserve a slap in the face... I mean pat on the back!

I`m expecting a lot more 100s here.

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Female 42
Difference between "compliments" and "complements" - If you say the wine compliments the steak, that would mean the wine says something nice to the steak. If the wine complements the steak, it means they work well with each other.
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Male 909
Missed three...
Not TOO shabby, right?
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Female 465
Hehe 100%... not too hard though.
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Female 387
21/21. Awesome! Not too hard though.
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Male 4,012
Laney`s>url=http://www.youthink.com/quiz.cfm?act... Commonly Confused Words Quiz!

My Results:


Your Score: 100% - A Excellent job! You obviously aren`t confused when it comes to words! You deserve a slap in the face... I mean pat on the back!


I can has English Degree?

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Male 426
yeah....number 12 there isnt any correct answers there....they should be capitalized...

nerdnessssss...

90%....damn....i suck

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Female 192
19 of 21. Fun...
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Female 241
Bah. That was easy...
100%
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Male 369
100%
easy
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Female 312
100. And I went to public school.

Yay, English minor.

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Male 295
20/21. Missed just one.
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Female 297
Laney`s Commonly Confused Words Quiz!

My Results:


Your Score: 85% - B Pretty Good! Not PERFECT, but good enough for me!

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Female 744
I never knew that when someone says the wine "complements" the steak they mean something different than "compliment". Cool. Ya learn something new every day.
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Female 1,566
Damn. I missed three. Got a B.
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Female 1,984
This was way too easy. I got a score of 100.
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Male 1,958
Got me a C
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Female 69
Your Score: 80%
B

Pretty Good! Not PERFECT, but good enough for me!

You got 17 out of 21 answers correct

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Lol that was confusing but i think i did pretty good for a 13 year old

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Female 457
20/21 missed the complements one. :P
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Female 80
76% with a C. I knew i had a couple answer wrong but not this many. wah
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Female 66
I got a 95%. Missed the lay/lie. Knew it, but I can never remember which one is right so I picked both. The one about the site/sight of the murder was confusing though. Either could be correct. Site, as in where it took place; and sight, as in when she saw it!
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Male 16
66%
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Male 88
I got an F...
11/21
Fail, because it made me realise how much i suck at english...
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Female 68
100%
that was easy...
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Male 518
14/21 - D

drat

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Female 39
AHHH. My brain hurts 0.o
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Male 163
Well that was piss easy
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Male 84
technically, the risky/risque one can be either or. just depends on the context the sentence is in. ie:

"her skirt is really risky. she has horribly hairy legs"
vs
"her skirt is really risque, i can see her cooter"

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Male 336
Same as Fu. Exactly.
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Male 211
Your Score: 90%
A

Excellent job! You obviously aren`t confused when it comes to words! You deserve a slap in the face... I mean pat on the back!

You got 19 out of 21 answers correct

Questions you missed:

This wine really _______ the steak.
Your Answer: compliments | Correct Answer: complements
"I`m sick of all these words, I`m going to _____ down for awhile."
Your Answer: lay | Correct Answer: lie

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Damn, I should`ve known the lay one... dunno what I was thinking.

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Female 2,672
90%
but i got no1 wrong!!
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Male 107
100%, yay!
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Male 1,455
"Laney`s Commonly Confused Words Quiz!

Your Score: 71%
C"

Bah...

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Female 104
I got 90 % missed the risque and the go lie down one. GRR I thought I got them all.
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Male 203
Laney`s Commonly Confused Words Quiz!
Your Score: 100%
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Excellent job! You obviously aren`t confused when it comes to words! You deserve a slap in the face... I mean pat on the back!

You got 21 out of 21 answers correct

Woot for a private education :D

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Male 1,455
14 Chose the BEST answer! Her short skirt was really ______ !

*cough*CHOOSE*cough*

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Male 7,933
B I gave up on life.

Gived up
Give up

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Male 10,115
Link: Commonly Confused Words Quiz [Rate Link] - I must admit, I did not get all of these right.
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