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topic: Commonly confused words in English 1

Choose the correct, most logical word (out of the two choices) to complete each of the sentences below. Some of these words are homonyms, others are not:
eg: The priest approached the altar. (altar/alter)


1. What are you ordering for (dessert/desert)?

2. The (personal/personnel) at the hotel was very attentive.

3. It was amazing to see the fog (envelop/envelope) the mountains.

4. The judge told the lawyer to (proceed/precede) with the questioning.

5. Sally doesn't go to the gym. She prefers to (exercise/exorcise) at home.

6. I always thought my mother was a (rational/rationale) person.

7. She was (formerly/formally) inducted into the hall of fame last year.

8. He wanted to (bear/bare) his . (soul/sole)

9. He gave her some good (advice/advise) when she was younger.

10. The team's (moral/morale) was low after three consecutive losses.








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