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topic: Commonly confused words in English 3

Choose the correct, most logical word (out of the two choices) to complete each of the sentences below. Some of these words are homonyms, others are not:
eg: The priest approached the altar. (altar/alter)


1. The idea was later (defused/diffused) (= spread) by the media and adopted by many politicians.

2. He was truly a (dominant/dominate) player.

3. He was walking . (foreword/forward)

4. He didn't have any change. (loose/lose)

5. During that time, war seemed . (imminent/eminent)

6. I will have to (respectively/respectfully) decline.

7. There was a (horde/hoard) of people standing outside the stadium.

8. Can you (pour/pore) me a glass of water?

9. Did anyone (besides/beside) your parents come to your party?

10. The three books cost $15, $20, and $30 (respectively/respectfully).






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