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Recognize usage errors occurring within context (i.e., double negatives, troublesome words {to/to/two, their/there/they're, its/it's, sit/set, lie/lay, affect/effect, sit/set, lie/lay, may/can, leave/let, teach/learn, accept/except, capitol/capital, principle/principal, between/among}). SPI 0601.1.9


Links verified on 4/24/2014


  1. Accept/ Except - Learn about these words; Quiz at the bottom of the page.
  2. Affect/ Effect - Learn about these words, then do the quiz at the bottom of the page.
  3. Except/Accept and Affect/Effect - From the options presented, highlight the appropriate choice.
  4. Confusing Verbs - Lay / Lie - read the sentence, choose the answer, and get your score instantly This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Easily Confused Words - This section will help you review and strengthen your knowledge of easily confused words. The 30 exercises are grouped into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Determine your level of knowledge and then select an exercise from the lists. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Grammar Assessment - Online quiz with many areas of grammar to be assessed, including usage errors.
  7. Its/It's and There/Their/They're - Select one answer from the choices provided after each sentence. The word you choose should fit the blank in the sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. The Notorious Confusables - Quiz 1 | Quiz 2 | Quiz 3 | Quiz 4 | Quiz 5 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Learn / Teach Quiz - After answering *all* the questions, press the 'submit' button, and your answers will be automatically checked in seconds. Have fun while you learn!
  10. May/ Can - Learn about these words, then take a quiz at the bottom of the page.
  11. Past Tenses of Sit/Set and Lay/Lie - What is the correct verb form in each sentence? [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Principal / Principle - Quiz that can be printed out or done with whole class on a smartboard.
  13. Principle-Principal Quiz #1 - Choose one answer for each number that correctly matches the definitions or statements in the questions.
  14. Principle-Principal Quiz #2 - Choose one answer for each number that correctly matches the definitions or statements in the questions.
  15. Problem verbs review - sit/set/lie/lay/rise/raise - Practice with these games to get a clear meaning of each of these troublesome verbs. [a matching game] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  16. Review Quiz: Commonly Confused Words - Choose the word in parentheses that completes each sentence correctly.
  17. Sit or Set Quiz - Complete the sentences using the proper form of "sit" or "set." This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  18. To / Two / Too - the difference between the homophones to, two, and too - five questions per screen This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  19. To / Two / Too - the difference between the homophones to, two, and too - one question per screen This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  20. To, Too and Two - After clicking "Score and Show Answer(s)", click the "Try another set" button at the bottom to get a new set of questions. [Note: the review feature is only available to registered members] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  21. To Lie / To Lay and To Sit / To Set - Select one answer from the choices provided after each sentence. The word you choose should fit the blank in the sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding



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