Can You Complete These Sentences with the Correct Words?


By: Isadora Teich

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The English language is notoriously difficult to learn and correctly use. This is partially because it is such a mishmash of things. At its core, English is a mess of Germanic languages, Latin and Greek. On top of that, the English language has traveled the entire world picking up phrases and words as it went. Many English speakers casually use words like "gesundheit," "sushi," "chai" and "bistro" without ever thinking about their roots. 

With so many words influenced by and stolen from other languages, it's no wonder that it's hard to discern any sort of universal patterns within English, and that knowing the correct pronunciation and usage of words can be tricky. 

Unlike many other languages, which are phonetic (meaning that they sound the way they are spelled) or use accents to denote pronunciation, English is mostly memorization. It is even full of words which sound the same, but mean totally different things and are spelled differently. English is truly a difficult language to grasp. If you're a real master of the English language, see if you can pick the right words to complete these sentences in this quiz! 

Jacob ate a ________ of pizza.

Piece is a noun. It is a small amount of something that has been taken from a whole.


We vacationed by the _________.

Sea is a noun. It is the body of salt water that covers most of the earth's surface.


Did you win the ________?

Prize is a noun. A prize is given to someone who wins a competition or who has done good work.


This necklace is made from __________ silver.

Genuine is an adjective. It means something is real, authentic or exactly as it appears to be.


Gabriel's essay was full of ________.

Error is a noun. An error is a mistake that is large enough to effect the outcome of something.


Can you _______ your actions?

Justify is a verb. It means to be able to prove that something is correct, reasonable or right.


Jemma could not ________ one key from another in the dark.

Distinguish is a verb. It means to be able to tell two people or things apart by their differences.


I like to ________ books.

Read is a verb. It means to understand written or printed words or symbols.


Jordan was _________ in love with Taylor.

Absolutely is an adverb. It can be used for emphasis both negatively and positively. It's a synonym for definitely.


Do you ___________ anything else?

Require is a verb. It means to need something.


That dog doesn't have a _______.

Tail is a noun. It is the back appendage of the body of an animal. It's an extension of the spine.


They prayed at the _________.

Alter is a verb meaning to change. Altar is a noun which refers to a table used in religious rituals.


Chaminda bought the shoes on __________.

Sale is a noun. It can be the exchange of anything for money, or a time period during which a retailer sells objects at a reduced price.


A presidential ___________ costs millions and millions.

As a noun, campaign is a series of plans meant to achieve a political, social or commercial aim. To campaign is to work on these plans.


The young boy's piano skill was ___________.

Extraordinary is an adjective. It describes something unexpected, surprising, incredible or strange.


They broke up due to ____________ differences.

Fundamental is an adjective. It describes something very important or serious, or something that affects the core of something else.


Some foods are _________ to dogs.

Harmful is an adjective. It means to cause damage or injury to someone or something.


Karl _________ me to Janelle.

Introduced is a verb in the past tense. It means to have told someone your name or another person's name, based on the context of the sentence.


Greg chose the _____ option.

Latter is an adjective. It is used to describe the second (or final) of two people or things in a two part list.


The company has a ______ issue.

Morale is a noun. It relates to the confidence, enthusiasm or discipline of an individual or group.


It's a ________ night.

Nice is an adjective. It describes something enjoyable, pleasant or attractive.


Clay's parents punished him for his bad ____________.

Behavior is a noun. It is the way someone acts toward themselves and others.


My family has their ______ in Greece.

Origins is a plural noun. It is the point from which a thing starts.


It's the _________ of the thing.

Principle is a noun. A principle is a rule or belief that forms the foundation of a chain of reasoning or way of conducting behavior.


Be _______!

Quiet is an adjective. It means to make little or no noise.


No one wants to be _________.

Rejected is a past tense verb. To reject someone or something is to dismiss them, or it, as not being up to par.


Do you know the _______ to get there?

Route is a noun. It is a fixed way to get from one place to another, though there can be multiple routes.


Clara's great-grandmother had __________.

Servant is a noun. A servant is someone who works in another person's home and sees to their needs.


I _________ you to think carefully.

Urge is a verb. It means to try to convince someone to (or not to) do something.


The jacket was too ________.

Loose is an adjective. It describes something that is either not firmly fixed or does not fit closely.


Don't ___________ people with bad habits.

Enable is a verb. It means, generally, to make it possible for someone to complete an action.


Try to act __________.

Civil is an adjective which can relate to the people who live in a country. It can also mean to be polite in a formal way, which is not necessarily full of genuine warmth.


Kevin wants to __________ wealth.

Obtain is a verb. It means to get something by exerting effort.


James is a football player in a __________ of his own.

League is a noun. It is a level of quality or a group organized and combined for a specific purpose.


Her culture was a large part of her ____________.

Identity is a noun. It is who or what someone or something is.


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