Common Mistakes 4

Index
Click the most suitable word or phrase in each sentence. ANSWERS
PRACTICE | PRACTISE
1) She must practice | practise if she wants to enter the competition.
2) Jimmy has musical talent, but he needs a lot of practice | practise.
HANGED | HUNG
1) Murderers used to be hanged | hung in Britain.
2) Sara hanged | hung her hat on a hook behind the door.
OUT-OF-DATE | OLD-FASHIONED
1) The information in the booklet is already out-of-date | old-fashioned.
2) My grandmother is somewhat out-of-date | old-fashioned in her attitudes.
WIN | BEAT
1) She usually gets very angry when I win | beat her at chess.
2) Who do you think will win | beat the gold medal?
SHADE | SHADOW
1) I prefer to sit in the shade | shadow rather than in the sun.
2) The building cast a long shade | shadow across the street.
INTERESTED | INTERESTING
1) Are you interested | interesting in buying a car?
2) This is one of the most interested | interesting films I've ever seen.
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CORRECT!

PRACTISE (V) => It is a verb meaning to do sth repeatedly to improve one skill.

INCORRECT!

PRACTICE (N) => It is a noun. It refers to repeated exercise of something!

CORRECT!

PRACTICE (N) => It is a noun. It refers to repeated exercise of something.

INCORRECT!

PRACTISE (V) => It is a verb meaning to do sth repeatedly to improve one skill!

CORRECT!

HANGED (V) hang, hanged, hanged => to kill sb. by putting a rope round their neck.

INCORRECT!

HUNG (V) hang, hung, hung => to fix or be fixed by a hook, cord, chain etc!

CORRECT!

HUNG (V) hang, hung, hung => to fix or be fixed by a hook, cord, chain etc.

INCORRECT!

HANGED (V) hang, hanged, hanged => to kill sb. by putting a rope round their neck!

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OUT-OF-DATE (ADJ.) old, no longer usable.

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OLD-FASHIONED (ADJ.) believing in old or traditional ways; having traditional ideas!

CORRECT!

OLD-FASHIONED (ADJ.) believing in old or traditional ways; having traditional ideas.

INCORRECT!

OUT-OF-DATE (ADJ.) old, no longer usable!

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BEAT (V) => cannot be used without an object as in 'They beat them'.

INCORRECT!

WIN (V) => describes the achievement and does not tell the condition of the opponent!

CORRECT!

WIN (V) => we say win a match/race/game/gold medal.

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BEAT (V) => cannot be used without an object as in 'They beat them'.

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SHADE (N) => an area that is protected from the heat of the sun.

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SHADOW (N) => dark shape made when a light shines on a person or an object!

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SHADOW (N) => dark shape made when a light shines on a person or an object.

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SHADE (N) => an area that is protected from the heat of the sun!

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INTERESTED (ADJ.) => interested is often followed by in and means 'curious, wanting to know about or take part in something'.

INCORRECT!

INTERESTING (ADJ.) => arousing curiosity; holding or catching the attention!

CORRECT!

INTERESTING (ADJ.) => arousing curiosity; holding or catching the attention.

INCORRECT!

INTERESTED (ADJ.) => interested is often followed by in and means 'curious, wanting to know about or take part in something'!

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