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ENGLISH QUIZ: Pick the right word!

Last updated on: June 27, 2012 18:47 IST

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Answer these questions and find out just how good you are with homophones! Illustration: Dominic Xavier

D o you know the difference between a veil and a vale?

Or, for that matter, between four and fore?

Sure they're pronounced in the same manner, but have different meanings -- these are homophones, words that sound the same, but differ in meaning.

In the following pages, we bring you some common homophones -- fill in the blanks with the correct one in each sentence.

Answers are provided upon submission of results on each page and you can draw your own conclusions about your performance!

Fill in the blank:
They are going to ______ that dilapidated building to the ground.

1) raze
2) raise
3) rays




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This restaurant's gourmet cuisine is supposed to satisfy even the most exacting ______.

1) palette
2) pallet
3) palate



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Fill in the blank:
After pushing him to the ground, the bully ______ him in the stomach.

1) knead
2) kneed
3) need



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Fill in the blank:
This is my favourite, most comfortable ______ of shoes.

1) pair
2) pare
3) pear



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Fill in the blank:
The instructor ______ alongside Gia to help her get over her fear of horses.

1) road
2) rode
3) rowed



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Fill in the blank:
All eyes were on the bride as she walked gracefully down the ______.

1) isle
2) aisle
3) I'll



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Fill in the blank:
The ______ of this perfume is too strong for my liking.

1) scent
2) sent
3) cent



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Fill in the blank:
The fact that he's not invited to the party is sure to ______ his pride.

1) peak
2) peek
3) pique



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Fill in the blank:
Raj tried in ______ to get in touch with the clients, but they didn't answer his calls.

1) vane
2) vain
3) vein



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Fill in the blank:
She wants to ______ him a special gift, one he'll truly treasure.

1) bye
2) buy
3) by



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Fill in the blank:
Prince Charles is presently ______ to the British throne.

1)heir
2) air
3) hair




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If you ______ over that book in such poor light, you'll ruin your eyesight.

1) pore
2) poor
3) pour



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______ in your enthusiasm even if you like the house, or the owner will hike up the asking price.

1) reign
2) rain
3) rein



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Fill in the blank:
This car is so wide, no wonder it comes with built-in parking ______.

1) censors
2) sensors
3) censers



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Fill in the blank:
If they don't ______ this opportunity to migrate to Australia, they'll lose out on it for good.

1) sees
2) seize
3) seas



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Fill in the blank:
Sachin Tendulkar is Manav's ______, he's not going to miss watching this match at any cost.

1) idol
2) idyll
3) idle




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Fill in the blank:
The fashion designer is sure to ______ some unusual source as the inspiration behind this outlandish collection.

1) site
2) sight
3) cite



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Fill in the blank:
The will clearly states that he wanted his grandson to perform his last ______.

1) rights
2) rites
3) writes



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Fill in the blank:
I don't think she can ______ on that button for you, so take it down to the tailor shop.

1) sew
2) sow
3) so



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Fill in the blank:
This bag is so heavy, it's going to ______ you down.

1) whey
2) weigh
3) way



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