Can You Properly Use The Most Misused Words?

What's that word again? Many words in the English language have changed meaning and use over time. Common terms and words are used incorrectly. Can you use the most misused words in the proper way? Take this quiz to find out!
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The weather _________ the mood of the barbecue, it had a negative __________.
Affected, effect
Effected, affect
Effected, effect
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When someone references a novel you like, you can say that you understand their ________.
Illusion
Allotment
Allusion
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Over _______ is where ______ sitting, by ________ usual table.
Their, they're, there
There, they're, their
They're, their, there
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I will _______ the manuscript on your desk.
Let
Lie
Lay
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Some people get __________ during car rides.
Noxious
Nauseous
Nauseated
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If something is ironic, it is...
Sarcastic
Hilarious
The opposite of what is expected
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If you peruse something, you are...
Skimming it
Reading thoroughly
Paraphrasing
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Enormity really refers to something that is...
Sad
Morally wrong
Enormous
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That is too many flowers, I would like ________ flowers.
Fewer
Less
Lesser
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Disinterested means...
Not invested
Bored
Not enthusiastic
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Question 11/12

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"She was __________ happy to go home."
Altogether
Alltogether
All together
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Question 12/12

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Her sole responsibility (______ her dog), took up a lot of her time.
I.e.
E.g.
E.x.
Result
You may be using commonly misused words improperly. So many of us do, we don't even notice! Take a look at some of the proper uses.

C+, Brush Up On Your Vocab

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You use most words correctly, but do some brushing up on your grammar and vocabulary to become even better!

B+, Getting There

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Good job on your vocabulary skills! You know your stuff when it comes to speaking properly, and that goes a long way. Keep it up!

A+, Very Good Vocab

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1
The weather _________ the mood of the barbecue, it had a negative __________.
Affected, effect
Effected, affect
Effected, effect
2
When someone references a novel you like, you can say that you understand their ________.
Illusion
Allotment
Allusion
3
Over _______ is where ______ sitting, by ________ usual table.
Their, they're, there
There, they're, their
They're, their, there
4
I will _______ the manuscript on your desk.
Let
Lie
Lay
5
Some people get __________ during car rides.
Noxious
Nauseous
Nauseated
6
If something is ironic, it is...
Sarcastic
Hilarious
The opposite of what is expected
7
If you peruse something, you are...
Skimming it
Reading thoroughly
Paraphrasing
8
Enormity really refers to something that is...
Sad
Morally wrong
Enormous
9
That is too many flowers, I would like ________ flowers.
Fewer
Less
Lesser
10
Disinterested means...
Not invested
Bored
Not enthusiastic
11
"She was __________ happy to go home."
Altogether
Alltogether
All together
12
Her sole responsibility (______ her dog), took up a lot of her time.
I.e.
E.g.
E.x.