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QUIZ: 10 Common English mistakes Indians make

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


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

Mistake 2: Your vs You're


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

Mistake 2: Your vs You're


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

Mistake 3: Its vs It's


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

Mistake 3: Its vs It's


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

Mistake 4: Their/ There/ They're


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

Mistake 4: Their/ There/ They're


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

Mistake 5: Two/ To/ Too


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

Mistake 6: Loose vs Lose


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

Mistake 7: Affect vs Effect


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

Mistake 8: Then vs Than


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

1) than
2) then

Mistake 9: Weather vs Whether


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

Mistake 10: Sight vs Site


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