Will you get a gold star from Santa this year? Take my Christmas quiz and find out!
Do you know your PRESENTS from your PRESENCE, and your SLEIGH from your SLAY? Get your grammar gloves on – it’s time for my annual Christmas #confusables quiz!
There’s no prize for getting ten out of ten – just a smug sense of satisfaction and the knowledge that I needed to lie down in a darkened room after typing some of these.
Pick the correct use of the #confusables in the sentences below… I’ll start you with an easy one.
Scroll down for the answers when you’re done. No cheating now!
a) “I should have put the turkey in the oven hours ago!”
b) “I should of put the turkey in the oven hours ago!”
a) “Oh go on then – I’m not adverse to a mince pie at Christmas.”
b) “Oh go on then – I’m not averse to a mince pie at Christmas.”
a) “Whose coming to the Christmas party this year?”
b) “Who’s coming to the Christmas party this year?”
a) “Are you inferring I’ve had too much to drink?”
b) “Are you implying I’ve had too much to drink?”
a) “Let’s have a glass of sherry while we watch the Queen’s speech.”
b) “Lets have a glass of sherry while we watch the Queen’s speech.”
a) “Just look at the amount of presents under the tree this year!”
b) “Just look at the number of presents under the tree this year!”
a) “I’ve had so many compliments about my new Christmas dress!”
b) “I’ve had so many complements about my new Christmas dress!”
a) “Am I aloud to open one of my presents on Christmas Eve?”
b) “Am I allowed to open one of my presents on Christmas Eve?
a) “Too many glasses of fizz at last night’s party have lead to a hangover!”
b) “Too many glasses of fizz at last night’s party have led to a hangover!”
a) “Take my advise – sprouts are good for you!”
b) “Take my advice – sprouts are good for you!”
Scroll down for the answers…
How did you do?
8 to 10: A* student – gold star for you
5 to 7: good effort – could do better
0 to 4: must pay more attention in English lessons*
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