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QUIZ: 10 Common English mistakes Indians make

Last updated on: December 2, 2011 20:03 IST

QUIZ: 10 Common English mistakes Indians make

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Can't differentiate between words that sound similar? Take the quiz and find out where you are going wrong.

Resume and copy editors from across the world will agree that most grammar mistakes people make in English are due to ignorance of the right usage of a particular word.

This is also due to the nature of certain words that sound similar. Take the quiz below and find out where you are going wrong.

Mistake 1: Accept/ Except/ Expect

1. Everyone, _____ Rohan went out for a movie last Friday.
1) accept
2) expect
3) except



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Mistake 2: Your vs You're

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2. The driver says that if _____ late, you will miss the bus.
1) your
2) you're



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Mistake 2: Your vs You're

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3. Is this ____ car?
1) your
2) you're



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Mistake 3: Its vs It's

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4. When the computer stops responding to your commands, you know, ____ facing a problem.
1) it's
2) its



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Mistake 3: Its vs It's

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5. Smoking cigarettes has ___ side-effects.
1) it's
2) its



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Mistake 4: Their/ There/ They're

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6. Amit and Smita are getting married next week. ___ wedding will take place in Bangalore.
1) There
2) Their
3) They're



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Mistake 4: Their/ There/ They're

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7. _____ are some unused applications on your desktop.
1) Their
2) There
3) They're



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Mistake 5: Two/ To/ Too

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8. I already had my dinner. So, this burger will be ____ much for me.
1) two
2) to
3) too



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Mistake 6: Loose vs Lose

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9. Austin had to __ 5 kgs so he could fit into his old trousers.
1) loose
2) lose



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Mistake 7: Affect vs Effect

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10. Amit's decision will ____ the company's performance in many ways.
1) effect
2) affect



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Mistake 8: Then vs Than

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11. The doctor will be back at noon. He will consult you ___

1) than
2) then



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Mistake 9: Weather vs Whether

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12. Your final scores will decide ____ you are selected for the competition or not.
1) weather
2) whether



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Mistake 10: Sight vs Site

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13. Watching the young kids play together is a delightful ___.
1) site
2) sight



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