Try the Wrong Word Challenge:

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  1. jgbkab
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    Do you know all your words? Here is a short quiz that covers just a few of the common everyday word problems we sometimes encounter. Take this challenge and see how well you do. The answers immediately follow.

    1. The (principal, principle) objective of this course is better writing.
    2. The moderator in a labor dispute should be (disinterested, uninterested).
    3. These (continuous, continual) interruptions may prevent the system from being available.
    4. We found (fewer, less) coding errors this week than last week.
    5. We feel (bad, badly) about their absence at today’s recognition event.
    6. Our (bimonthly, semimonthly) reports are due the 15th and 30th of each month.
    7. Two thousand books (compose, comprise) the college's new computer library.
    8. Their letter (inferred, implied) that there was no charge for the extra hardware.
    9. Many sightings continue to fuel the UFO (phenomena, phenomenon).
    10. The competition intentionally gave them (disinformation, misinformation) about their products.
     
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    Crap, I only got a few right. And this stuff (getting it wrong) bugs the hell out of me. Thanks for posting this . . . I might (or is that may?) just buy the book.
     
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    One wrong - disinformation.
     
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    Dad taught college English. I got them all correct.
     
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    I got #10 wrong. :evil:
     
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    Got "compose" wrong.

    "10 items or less" kinda irks me.
     
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    That would have been the one I'd have bet you'd have gotten.... LOL
     
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    Wrong or incorrect?
     
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    Incorrect. Now, pardon me while I flip you off. I mean it in the nicest manner possible, however. :)
     
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    If you want to be pardoned for your crimes, I suggest you ask your governor.
     

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