Quiz: Can You Complete These Commonly Misued Phrases?
Can You Complete These Commonly Misued Phrases?
By: Maria Trimarchi
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About This Quiz

Are you a master of English? Can you cut the mustard and pass muster? Or should you cut muster and pass the mustard? If you have the confidence and skill to separate these common phrasing mistakes and deliberate puns from the correct English phrases you should use in public, then take this quiz.

Are you a font of knowledge, like Times New Roman, or are you a fount of knowledge, like the Trevi Fountain in Rome? Take this quiz, then everyone will know which one you are.

Some of us have a deep-seeded fear of public speaking, due to the worry that we might misspeak. Or is that a deep-seated fear? Is it a shoo-in that you will make a mistake, or a shoe-in, like putting your foot in your mouth? And is that related to hoof-and-mouth disease? Who's to say, or whose is it to say?

For all intensive purposes, or for all intents and purposes, this quiz might wet or whet your appetite for finding fault with the phrasing of others. Don't home in or hone in on the mistakes of others, though, because that's just rude.

Instead, take this quiz for the piece or peace of mind that comes with knowing you truly are a master of English.

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