(۲) Confusing Words Exercise

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(۲) Confusing Words Exercise

.Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word or phrase

.N1. The opera was pleasant but it is one of the composer’s …………………… works

less
lesser
least

N2. The ruler’s ………………………….. practices led to a popular uprising

licentious
license

.N3. The responsibility ……………………….. with the driver

lies
lay
lays

.N4. A smile …………………………….. up his face

lighted
lit
Either could be used here

.N5. ………………………… me fifty dollars

Lend
Loan
Borrow
Either loan or lend

.N6. A Rolls-Royce is a …………………………. car

luxurious
luxuriant

.N7. The garden has …………………………. foliage

luxurious
luxuriant

.N8. In the distance rose the ………………………………. Alps

majestic
majestical
Either could be used here

.N9. She has a …………………………… for collecting seashells

mania
phobia
Either could be used here

.N10. He has one ………………………. – he is terrified of heights

mania
phobia

.N11. Only a man of ………………………….. could afford a house that big

means
Either could be used here

.N12. We understood him ……………………………. his accent

despite of
despite
in spite of
inspite of

 

: Answers

.N1. The opera was pleasant but it is one of the composer’s lesserworks
.N2. The ruler’s licentious practices led to a popular uprising
.N3. The responsibility lies with the driver
.N4. A smile lit / lighted up his face
.N5. Lend / loan me fifty dollars
.N6. A Rolls-Royce is a luxurious car
.N7. The garden has luxuriant foliage
.N8. In the distance rose the majestic / majestical Alps
.N9. She has a mania for collecting seashells
.N10. He has one phobia – he is terrified of heights
.N11. Only a man of means could afford a house that big
.N12. We understood him despite / in spite of his accent

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