Common Mistakes 1

Index
Click the most suitable word or phrase in each sentence. ANSWERS
SENSITIVE | SENSIBLE
1) She is very sensitive | sensible - you must not try to hurt her feelings.
2) 'I'd like to buy that car.' 'Be sensitive | sensible, darling. We haven't got that much money.'
AFFECT | EFFECT
1) The accident won't affect | effect the value of the van.
2) The television programme had a strong affect | effect on the children.
BESIDE | BESIDES
1) The swirl of the tide looked dangerous, and besides | beside, I didn't want to swim.
2) The woman besides | beside George was wearing a red dress and hat.
ECONOMIC | ECONOMICAL
1) The car doesn't use much petrol. It's very economic | economical.
2) How bad is the economic | economical situation in Ukraine? It's very bad.
SIGHT | SITE
1) The blind man had lost his sight | site in the war.
2) The sight | site for the new cinema has not been chosen yet.
LEND | BORROW
1) I was wondering if you could lend | borrow me your MP3 player?
2) Can I lend | borrow your pencil for a minute?
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CORRECT!

SENSITIVE (ADJ) => easily getting affected by something.

INCORRECT!

SENSIBLE (ADJ) => having good judgement!

CORRECT!

SENSIBLE (ADJ) => having good judgement.

INCORRECT!

SENSITIVE (ADJ) => easily getting affected by something!

CORRECT!

AFFECT (V) => to have an influence on something.

INCORRECT!

EFFECT (N) => an impression made by something; a result!

CORRECT!

EFFECT (N) => an impression made by something; a result.

INCORRECT!

AFFECT (V) => to have an influence on something!

CORRECT!

BESIDES (PREP) => in addition to, as well as.

INCORRECT!

BESIDE (PREP) => by the side of or near!

CORRECT!

BESIDE (PREP) => by the side of or near.

INCORRECT!

BESIDES (PREP) => in addition to, as well as!

CORRECT!

ECONOMICAL (ADJ) => good at saving; not using up a lot of money.

INCORRECT!

ECONOMIC (ADJ) => having to do with economy!

CORRECT!

ECONOMIC (ADJ) => having to do with economy.

INCORRECT!

ECONOMICAL (ADJ) => good at saving; not using up a lot of money!

CORRECT!

SIGHT (N) => the power of seeing.

INCORRECT!

SITE (N) => a place where a building, town, etc. is, was or is to be, built!

CORRECT!

SITE (N) => a place where a building, town, etc. is, was or is to be, built.

INCORRECT!

SIGHT (N) => the power of seeing!

CORRECT!

LEND (V) => to give something TO someone that will be returned.

INCORRECT!

BORROW => to receive something FROM someone that you will
have to return!

CORRECT!

BORROW => to receive something FROM someone that you will
have to return.

INCORRECT!

LEND (V) => to give something TO someone that will be returned!

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