Commonly Misused Words & Phrases


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What phrase is commonly misused to mean ''all intents and purposes''?

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1. Which of these sentences is correctly using the word ''farther''?

2. Select the sentence that uses ''proceeded'' correctly.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answering these quiz and worksheet questions on commonly misused words requires you to be familiar with words like 'proceed' and 'effect'. You can take this five-question quiz multiple times.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what the quiz will cover:

  • Phrase often misused to mean 'all intents and purposes'
  • Correct use of the word 'farther'
  • Accurate use of the word 'proceed' in a sentence
  • How the phrase 'wreak havoc' is commonly misused
  • Proper use of 'effect' or 'affect'

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about commonly misused words
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about use of the phrase 'wreak havoc' and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding use of the word 'farther'

Additional Learning

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