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Read the statements below carefully and circle the correct word.

Principal is an investment or an actor with a leading role (n.)

Principle is a code or the essence of something (n.)

a) We guarantee that you will see a twelve percent return on the (principal / principle) within the first year.

b) Critics had nothing but flowers for the playwright; but for the (principal / principle), they had only stones.

c) The science of economics is based on the (principals / principles) of supply and demand.

d) The (principal / principle) of courtesy seems to be lost in modern society.

e) According to the (principal / principle) spokesperson for the tobacco giant, the noxious substance known
as nicotine is not addictive.

Advice is a noun that means guidance.

Advise is a verb that means to recommend or to offer guidance.

a) My (advice, advise) to you is to wake up early and to exercise before you go to school or work.

b) Her boyfriend is always willing to give (advice / advise) even though he knows nothing about the issue.

c) Can you (advice / advise) me which courses I should take for the next term?

d) One thing I must (advice / advise) you is that finals come sooner than we ever realize, so begin to study
now!

e) Julie willingly accepts her grandmother's (advice / advise) because Grandma knows Julie so well.

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Read the statements below carefully and circle the correct word.

The words all ready mean completely prepared.

The word already means previously.

a) The man was (all ready / already) to scold his little son about breaking the window when the man realized
the boy was innocent.

b) Sonya rushed home from work to prepare dinner, and was pleasantly surprised to find dinner (all ready /
already) prepared and on the table.

c) My daughter was (all ready / already) to attend UCLA when she was accepted to Cal Tech, so she changed
her mind.

d) The overweight man had (all ready / already) eaten a slice of cake, but was tempted to eat the ice
cream,too.

e) Rosie bragged that she had (all ready / already) fed the dogs, swept the floor, and vacuumed the carpets
by noon time and planned to do some gardening in the afternoon.

Good means having the proper qualities. Good is an adjective.

Well means in an excellent or proper manner.

a) Because Louis studied very hard for the math test, he did (good,well) and was proud of his achievement.

b) After eating two candy bars, three hot dogs, and a double scoop of ice cream for lunch, Curtis did not feel
very (good,well).

c) The man received a large bonus because the business merger had been so (good,well) for both
companies.

d) Almost every parent will agree that the main lesson that sports participation should teach children is how
to be (good,well) losers and gracious winners.

e) Everyone in town watched the surviving family members move away and wished them (good,well).

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Read the statements below carefully and circle the correct word.

Compare is a verb that means to examine two or more items for the purpose of noting both similarities and/or
differences.

Contrast is a verb or a noun that means difference (noun) or to present a difference (verb).

a) Even though the identical twins possessed very different personalities, their appearances were often
being (compared, contrasted).

b) It doesn't make sense to (compare, contrast) apples and bunnies since they are so different.

c) Nights in the desert offer extraordinary (comparisons, contrasts) to its days.

d) Always curious about how similar we are, we often (compare, contrast) our homes, cars, and the kinds of
food we eat.

e) Dark red always (compares, contrasts) well with bright yellow.

To "is used as a function word to indicate an action or a process" (prep.) or "is used as a function word to
indicate that the following verb is an infinitive"

Too means excessively (adv.)

Two means "being one more than one in number" (adj.)

a) (To/Too/Two) many of his peers, Sean seemed to lack the commitment he needed to become a serious
artist.

b) We are far (to/too/two) willing to accept from our friends the type of treatment that we would not think
of tolerating from our enemies.

c) I admit that I desire your affection, but I refuse (to/too/two) beg you for it.

d) There are (to/too/two) things of which I am uncertain; I’ll get back to you, when I’m sure.

e) Having squandered (to/too/two) much money on their wedding, Annie and Andy had little left over for
their honeymoon.