How to Identify Wrong Word Use


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What is wrong with this sentence?

Sharon wanted to go eat steak for dinner; furthermore, she decided to eat pasta instead.

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1. Which sentence uses the correct form of sit/set/sat?


In this sentence, what word should you use instead of the nonword 'ain't'?

''She ain't going to the party.''

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of incorrect word usage with this assessment. It will ask students to identify words and sentences with wrong word use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students can expect questions where they will have to:

  • Select a sentence with incorrect word usage when given choices
  • Identify sentences with the correct forms of words
  • Fix sentences by choosing the correct word
  • Recognize suffixes

Skills Practiced

The quiz/worksheet will help students build these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and identify the most critical information from the accompanying lesson on wrong word use
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast commonly confused words such as sit and set
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding suffixes

Additional Learning

For more information on this topic, take a look at the related lesson How to Identify Wrong Word Use. It will help you meet these objectives:

  • Learn the importance of using language correctly
  • Define transitional words
  • Identify mistakes with incorrect word usage and determine how to fix them
  • Differentiate between adjective and adverb
  • Define and identify nonwords