Will you get a gold star from Santa this year? Take my Christmas quiz and find out!

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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!

Question 1

a) “I should have put the turkey in the oven hours ago!”

b) “I should of put the turkey in the oven hours ago!”

Question 2

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.”

Question 3

a) “Whose coming to the Christmas party this year?”

b) “Who’s coming to the Christmas party this year?”

Question 4

a) “Are you inferring I’ve had too much to drink?”

b) “Are you implying I’ve had too much to drink?”

Question 5

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.”

Question 6

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!”

Question 7

a) “I’ve had so many compliments about my new Christmas dress!”

b) “I’ve had so many complements about my new Christmas dress!”

Question 8

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?

Question 9

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!”

Question 10

a) “Take my advise – sprouts are good for you!”

b) “Take my advice – sprouts are good for you!”

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Answers

Q1) a
Q2) b
Q3) b
Q4) b
Q5) a
Q6) b
Q7) a
Q8) b
Q9) b
Q10) b

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*

*future issues of the Clever Copy Club newsletter

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