Usage Practice Answers 21-40
Directions:† Complete the following sentences entering the correct form of the word in the blank.† Use your English Handbook, pg. 30-31, to help you.
1.† I† enjoy camping in the ††††††††††† desert (desert/dessert) in the spring when the cactus is in bloom.
2.† My answer to the math problem is ††††††† ††††††††††† different from††††††††††† ††††††††††† (different than/different from) the one the teacher got.
3.† The teacher was ††††††††††† uninterested†††††††††††††† (uninterested/disinterested) in the excuse for my late homework.
4.† Regardless of public opinion, every President of the U.S.A. will leave a mark as an ††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† eminent†††††††††††††††††††††† (imminent/eminent) leader of the world.
5.† Jeri threw the ball ††††††††††† farther††††††††††† (further/farther) than Greg, and the other boys were shocked.
6.† Iím feeling †† ††††††††††† well††††† (good/well) after a good nightís sleep.
7.† The flag ††††††††††† hung††† (hung/hanged) lifelessly at half-mast on September 11, 2001.
8.† Could you dig a †††††††† hole†††† (whole/hole) so we can plant the rose bush please?
9.† The students were asked to †† ††††††††††† infer†††† (imply/infer) the definition from the context clues in the sentence.
10.† Karaís ††††††††††† conscience††††††††††††††††† (conscience/conscious) got the best of her, and she was compelled to tell the truth.
11.† The ††††††††††† device† (device/devise) was a cross between a screwdriver and a hammer.
12.† After the discussion, responses, revision, ††††††††††† etc.††††† (etc./and etc.), we finally had time to relax.
13.† My mom ††† ††††††††††† became††††††††† (got/became) worried when I didnít phone her after school.
14.† We spent several days in the summer ††††††††††† dyeing (dyeing/dying) shirts for camp art projects.
15.† The pitter-patter of the rain was †††††††††† ††††††††††† continuous††††† (continual/continuous); I thought it would never stop.
16.† There are † ††††††††††† fewer†† (fewer/less) girls going out for basketball this year.
17.† Bonzi Wells, ††††††††††† formerly††††††††††††††††††††† (formally/formerly) a co-captain of the Blazers was stripped of his title after an altercation with the coach.
18.† I am so angry with Bea, I ††††††††† ††††††††††† could not care less†† ††††††††††† (could care less/could not care less) if she froze out there!
19.† I pride myself on living a †††††††† ††††††††††† healthful†††††††† (healthy/healthful) lifestyle, so I donít gain too much weight.
20.† My brother and I had to find a ††††††††††† disinterested†††††††††††† (disinterested/uninterested) party to mediate our disagreement.
21.† Daria asked for †††††† further††††††††††††††††††††††† (farther/further) time to finish her test.
22. †Lynching occurred in the South when Blacks were brutally tortured and ††††† hanged††††††††††††††††††††††† (hanged/hung) to die without due process of law.
23.† Mariann, Carla, and I are trying to †††††††††† ††††††††††† devise† (device/devise) a plan to surprise Amy for her birthday.
24.† Sometimes public speakers have to force themselves to be ††††††††††† conscious††††††††††††††††††† (conscience/conscious) of making frequent eye contact with the audience.
25.† Elena ††††††††††† got†††††† (got/became) an invitation to Sarahís sweet 16th birthday party.
26.† By the look of the dark, ominous sky, the storm was ††††††††††† imminent†††††††††††††††††††† (eminent/imminent).
27.† The ††††††††††† continual†††††††††††††††††††† (continual/continuous) peck of the Pilated Woodpecker in the forest aroused my interest, so I was determined to locate it.
28.† By the look on her face, Natalia implied ††††††††††† (implied/inferred) she was bored.
29.† After his physical at the doctorís office, Jay learned he was †††† ††††††††††† healthy††††††††† (healthy/healthful) as a man half his age.
30.† Could you †† ††††††††††† hear†††† (hear/here) the PA announcement?
31.† I couldnít believe Carrie ate the whole†† (hole/whole) triple ice-cream sundae by herself!
32.† There is ††††††††††† less††††† ††††††††††† (fewer/less) to complain about in English since weíre watching a movie this week.
33.† When they found out their grandfather wasnít † dying†† ††††††††††† (dyeing/dying), it was a relief.
34.† Iím not sure if I should have a cookie or cake for ††††††††††† dessert†††††††††††††††††††††† (desert/dessert) tonight.
35.† Stan ††††††††††† formally††††††††††††††††††††† (formally/formerly) asked Mira to the dance by serenading her outside her window.
36.† Have a ††††††††††† good††† ††††††††††† (good/well) time over the holiday break.
37.† Come over ††††††††††† here†††† (hear/here) and talk to me instead of yelling from across the room.