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topic: Commonly confused words in English 4

Choose the correct, most logical word (out of the two choices) to complete each of the sentences below:
eg: The priest approached the altar. (altar/alter)


1. She didn't eat foods that were (prescribed/proscribed) (= prohibited) by her religion.

2. They took the (tortuous/torturous) road through the mountains.

3. He needed to buy notebooks, paper, and other . (stationary/stationery)

4. The reporter made an (allusion/illusion) to Mr. Johnson's criminal past.

5. He handed the (device/devise) to his brother.

6. He decided that he would stay the (course/coarse), despite everyone telling him to quit the race.

7. Those green earrings really (compliment/complement) your green eyes.

8. That's not what she meant. She only (implied/inferred) that it would be useless to haggle over the price.

9. The (principle/principal) called him into her office.

10. The university was happy to hire such an (eminent/imminent) scholar.








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