Quiz: Misused Words
Misused Words
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About This Quiz

Are you a grammar Nazi? Then this quiz is for you. Test your knowledge of these commonly misused words.

Did you do well in English? Were you on the school newspaper? Does the glut of incorrect grammar on the internet make you want to bang your head against a wall? If you answered yes to all of these questions, you're not alone. But you don't have to have been an English major to be bothered by grammar errors. Even us regular folk find it difficult to stomach.

Some of the most commonly misused words include there, their and they're. These are big ones. The trick to knowing how to use these is to know what they mean. "Their" is the possessive form of "they," so the correct use of this word would be "They left their luggage at the airport." "There" indicates placement, so the correct usage of this word would be "Put your coat there." And "they're" is a contraction of the words "they" and "are." The correct usage of the word "they're" would be "They're leaving on vacation tomorrow." See the difference? If you don't get it, go back to school.

So, do you think you can ace this misused words quiz? Let's get started.

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