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Diction D's, E's, and F's Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. dyeing instead of dying
  2. etc.
  3. fewer instead of less
  4. fellow
  5. don't
  1. a contraction of do not, don't say "he don't"
  2. b Latin for and other things, not preceded by and, not a catch-all expression
  3. c coloring of materials instead of expiring
  4. d colloquial when used for person
  5. e refers to a number instead of refering to an amount

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. to precede or go before instead of to give up or relinquish
  2. to perceive through physical senses or emotions, not think or believe
  3. colloquial for to disturb or agitate, most commonly negative
  4. unbiased, impartial, often confused with uninterested which means lacking interest
  5. omit either word, never use both

5 True/False Questions

  1. everyday and every daycolloquial and always unacceptable in writing


  2. disburse instead of dispersea deserved reward or punishment instead of the sweet course served at the end of a meal


  3. each other instead of one anothertwo people instead of more than two people


  4. emigrant and immigrantadjective and adverb


  5. due toshouldn't be used for because of. should be used after a noun or linking verb


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