Do You Know Proper Word Usage?

Are you a grammar savant who's looking to prove your title? Do you think you can choose the correct usage of each of these tricky words? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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Mr. Hastings set forth many steadfast _________ for the company.
Principals
Principles
Principales
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Of all of the party guests, _______ my biggest worry.
Their
There
They're
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Only the president of the United States can ________ such dramatic change.
Affect
Effect
Afflict
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Mirrors can give any room the ________ of depth.
Allusion
Illusion
Elusion
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_____ many of your projects are being turned in late.
To
Too
Two
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That buffet offers more _______ I can eat.
Then
Than
Their
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If you want to start a business, you will first need to come up with some __________.
Capitol
Capital
Capitole
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The principal was able to _______ a confession of wrongdoing from the student.
Elicit
Illicit
Elicite
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The crowd grew so big, that it could only be considered an unruly _______.
Hoard
Horde
Hored
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Question 10/12

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I like to _____ down when I'm tired.
Lay
Lie
Laid
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He seems to have a healthy _______ for these situations.
Tact
Tach
Tacked
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Question 12/12

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Michael created a _________ ad featuring a dancing mustache.
Bizarre
Bazaar
Bizzar
Result
You are a word wizard! Word usage can be a bit tricky at times. With so many words that sound alike it can be easy to get them all muddled. Despite this, you demonstrated a strong knowledge on word usage and the English language. Give yourself a pat on the back!

C+, Word Wizard

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You are word wonderful! You are quite the word smith. Determining word usage isn't always the must simple task, but you sure made it look easy. There's no confusing you with sound alike words. Well done!

B+, Word Wonderful

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You are word wise! Let us bow down to the word usage master. It appears that you know just about all there is to know about word usage. You don't get frustrated or flustered when two words sound alike, rather you use context clues and spelling to determine what's right. Well done!

A+, Word Wise

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1
Mr. Hastings set forth many steadfast _________ for the company.
Principals
Principles
Principales
2
Of all of the party guests, _______ my biggest worry.
Their
There
They're
3
Only the president of the United States can ________ such dramatic change.
Affect
Effect
Afflict
4
Mirrors can give any room the ________ of depth.
Allusion
Illusion
Elusion
5
_____ many of your projects are being turned in late.
To
Too
Two
6
That buffet offers more _______ I can eat.
Then
Than
Their
7
If you want to start a business, you will first need to come up with some __________.
Capitol
Capital
Capitole
8
The principal was able to _______ a confession of wrongdoing from the student.
Elicit
Illicit
Elicite
9
The crowd grew so big, that it could only be considered an unruly _______.
Hoard
Horde
Hored
10
I like to _____ down when I'm tired.
Lay
Lie
Laid
11
He seems to have a healthy _______ for these situations.
Tact
Tach
Tacked
12
Michael created a _________ ad featuring a dancing mustache.
Bizarre
Bazaar
Bizzar