Directions: In each sentence there is a word or phrase is bold. If the word or phrase is used correctly, put letter C (Correct) in the box. If it is used incorrectly, put the letter W (Wrong).

1. A Ford is different than a Cadillac in more than price.
2. We are all ready to see the movie.
3. The former of the three items was placed on sale only yesterday.
4. Most readers enjoy these kind of books.
5. As he was sitting the table for dinner, he broke a crystal goblet.
6. Many of our items like sheets, towels, and bedspreads will go on sale soon.
7. There were less people in attendance than the management expected.
8. The foreman of the jury rose to his feet and addressed the judge.
9. As far as the audience knew, the movie would last no longer as two hours.
10. There maybe more reasons for his erratic behavior than his parents realize.
11. Sometimes nothing accept crying will completely relieve stress.
12. The doctor stated that he had rather treat the woman on an out-patient basis.
13. Besides the watch lay three heavy gold chains.
14. The committee's principle objection to the book is the obscene language it contains.
15. The Better Business Bureau can provide sound advise on choosing a reputable contractor.
16. Even lifelong residents of the city were astonished by the amount of businesses inundated by the flood waters.
17. Tough environmental laws have been passed in many states because many chemical plants have not adopted safe disposal practices of their own.
18. Money from federal grants will be divided between all the agencies according to guidelines set up by the governor.
19. Farther information will be issued by the weather bureau as the situation develops.
20. A reduction in the posted speed limit should have some affect on the number of accidents on this road.

21. A, AN (art) Before consonant sounds, use a; before vowel sounds, use an.
They left hour ago.
I will attend university next semester.
22. ACCEPT (v), EXCEPT (prep)
They my invitation.
Everyone me attended the meeting.
23. ADVICE (n), ADVISE (v)
His was very useful
I him to buy a car.
24. AFFECT (v), EFFECT (n, v) The verb affect means to influence; the verb effect means to cause to happen, and the noun effect means the result
Pollution everyone.
Arbitrators have a settlement of the dispute.
The of the drug is well known.
25. ALMOST (adv), MOST (adj, pron) The adverb almost is used with verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs to mean nearly but not completely. Most means the majority or greatest part
all students work very hard.
students work very hard.
26. ALREADY (adv), ALL READY (adj) Already means before the time specified; all ready means completely prepared.
The movie had begun by the time we arrived.
The president was to go on vacation.
27. AMOUNT, NUMBER (n) Amount refers to non-count items; number refers to countable items.
The of money you have is not enough.
The of students in the program is increasing.
28. BARELY, HARDLY, SCARCELY (adv) These words have a negative connotation and cannot be used with other negative words.
I could see him.
had the picnic begun when the rain started.
29. BESIDE, BESIDES (prep) Beside means next to; besides means in addition to.
He sat the pretty girl.
He has a bicycle a car.
30. BETWEEN, AMONG (prep) Between refers to only two persons or things; among refers to three or more persons or things.
There is little difference the two ideas.
There is little difference the three ideas.

31. CAPITAL, CAPITOL (n, adj) Capital can mean either a person's wealth or the city which houses the government. Capitol refers to the specific building that is the center of the government.
He invested a lot of his in the project.
The building is near the downtown shopping area.
32. CLOTHES (n), CLOTHE (v), CLOSE (adj, prep, v)
The man was wearing old, dirty .
She lives to the university.
The lawyer his arguments in pompous phraseology.
The store at midnight.
33. COMPARED (v, adj) Compared with is used to indicate differences, while compared to is used to point out similarities.
He compared the crowd the larger crowds of previous years.
He compared the crowd a swarm of angry bees.
34. COMPLEMENT, COMPLIMENT (v, n) A complement is something that completes something else. A compliment is a statement of approval or congratulations. The related verbs have the same sense. A subject complement follows the verb "to be".
She got many on her new ring.
The brown walls the generally dark effect of the room.
She him on his cooking.
35. COSTUME, CUSTOM, CUSTOMS (n) Costume refers to clothing; custom refers to a traditional practice or habit; customs means the agency for collecting duties imposed by a country on imports or exports.
She wore a beautiful to the party.
differ from country to country.
You must pass through when you enter a country.
36. COUNCIL (n), COUNSEL (v, n) A council is an official group. Counsel means to give advice. The noun consel means advice.
The city meets every week.
His doctor him to stop smoking.
His was useful to us.
37. DESERT (n, v), DESSERT (n)
It is very hot and dry in the .
The camp was .
Her favorite is chocolate ice-cream.
38. DIFFER (v), DIFFERENT (adj) Both words are followed by from and not than.
My current teacher differs in method my last one.
The ending of the book was different what I expected.
39. FARTHER, FURTHER (adj, adj/adv) Farther/further refers to distance; only further is used to mean more time, degree, or quantity.
Chicago is north than Austin.
I will give you information later.
40. FEWER, LESS (adj, pron) Fewer is used with countable items; less is used with non-count items.
He spent hours studying for the exam.
He spent time studying for the exam.

41. FORMER, FIRST (n, adj) Former refers to the first of two persons or things named. First refers to the first of three or more persons or things named.
Both Mary and Jane were invited, but only the came.
Ann, Jane, and Amy are sisters, but the was adopted.
42. FORMERLY, FORMALLY (adv) Formerly means previously or earlier; formally means in a formal manner.
Elizabeth was called Betty.
You are too dressed for an outdoor picnic.
43. FORTH (adv), FOURTH (adj) Forth means in a forward direction; fourth refers to the place in numerical order coming after third.
She rocked the baby back and until he fell asleep.
You are the person to ask that question.
44. HAD BETTER, WOULD RATHER (v) Had better expresses advisability; would rather expresses preference.
I study tonight.
I watch television than study.
45. ITS (adj), IT'S (pron + v)
The snake is shedding skin.
time to go home.
46. LATER (adj, adv), LATTER (pron, adj), LAST (adj) Later is the comparative form of late; latter refers to the second of two persons or things named; last refers to the final person or thing.
The movie began than we expected.
Both Frank and Philip are likeable, but the is the more intelligent.
December is the month of the year.