Quiz: Which Witch is Which? Do You Know Homophones?
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Which Witch is Which? Do You Know Homophones?
By: Michael Moraitis
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About This Quiz

You've got to be a real wordsmith to do well on this quiz. Let's find out just how much you really know about homophones.

No, a homophone is not a musical instrument, even though we here at How Stuff Works do think words are musical. Homophones are words that sound the same, but which are spelled differently - like witch and which. 

In spoken language, one has to use context to be able to understand what word fits within the communication, but in written language, spelling is key. For instance, when you are speaking with someone, they are not likely to think you're telling them that you can't decide witch which is which... clearly you want to know which witch is which. 

But, which is which, you are likely to be misunderstood. It's interesting how spelling only counts in written language, isn't it? Still, context is key, so even if you are terrible at spelling, anyone with even the tiniest bit of deductive reasoning skills will know that you mean which witch is which, not witch which is which.

Confused? Don't be. Just prove your skill with homophones by acing this quiz. Let's get started.

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Fill in the blank: I couldn't figure out ____ tool to use, so I looked it up on the internet.
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Fill in the blank: My mom realized she didn't have enough ____ to make the cake.
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Fill in the blank: I went to the store to ____ milk.
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Fill in the blank: The golfer yelled "____" when he hit the ball with his driver.
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Fill in the blank: The bird ____ over the trees.
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Fill in the blank: The salesman went from house to house to ____ a new invention.
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Fill in the blank: We ____ for three hours in the car to get to grandma's house.
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Fill in the blank: You reap what you ____.
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Fill in the blank: We made a huge ____ after investing in the new business.
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Fill in the blank: My wife sent me down to the wine ____ to get another bottle of pinot noir.
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Fill in the blank: I had to buy new ____ for my kids before they went back to school.
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Fill in the blank: The nurse had to find my ____ before drawing blood.
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Fill in the blank: The ____ of the flower was intoxicating.
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Fill in the blank: The FBI raided the house in order to ____ the illegal guns.
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Fill in the blank: The story told to me was ____ inaccurate based on the evidence.
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Fill in the blank: Our goal is to climb to the ____ of the mountain.
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Fill in the blank: We made our new shed out of ____ after our old wood shed fell apart.
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Fill in the blank: She used a peeler to pare off the skin of her apple.
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Fill in the blank: You can choose this ____ that, but you can't have both.
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Fill in the blank: The king's ____ lasted for 50 years.
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Fill in the blank: The homeless man was ____ from the waist up.
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Fill in the blank: My oldest ____ will be the first of my children to go to college.
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Fill in the blank: We sat in the lower ____ of seats for the concert.
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Fill in the blank: The man used his ____ to shape the wood.
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Fill in the blank: Finishing such a big project in just one week was quite a ____.
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Fill in the blank: The horse was ____ from horses with a racing background.
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Fill in the blank: The ship was docked at its usual ____.
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Fill in the blank: I failed the assignment because I didn't ____ my sources.
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Fill in the blank: We saw a ___ run across the road while driving upstate.
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Fill in the blank: I was in a total ____ after receiving the bad news.
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Fill in the blank: The people next to us at the beach let us use ____ towel.
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Fill in the blank: The white wine was a nice ____ to the fish we were eating.
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Fill in the blank: We decided to ____ eggs for Easter.
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Fill in the blank: We enjoyed some potato ____ soup before eating the main course of our dinner.
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Fill in the blank: All I want to see before I die is world ____.
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