Grammar & Mechanics Module 8

Grammar & Mechanics Module 8 - BA 324 Business...

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BA 324 – Business Communication Fall 2010 – Holmes Module Eight C ONFUSING W ORDS W ORKSHEET 1 In the space provided write the letter of the correct definition for each word. _i__1. accede a) to exclude, but _g_2. exceed b) to counsel or recommend _j__3. accept c) unwilling, reluctant _a__4. except d) (n) outcome, result; (v) to bring about, to create _b__5. advise e) to influence _h__6. advice f) opposing, antagonistic _e__7. affect g) over the limit _d__8. effect h) suggestion, opinion _f__9. adverse i) to agree or consent _c__10. averse j) to receive To improve your learning and retention, write the correct word in the blank provided. _______________11. He must ( accede, exceed) to the boss’s demands. _______________12. Investors are (adverse, averse) to investing during a recession. _______________13. Did you (accede , exceed) the speed limit? _______________14. The apartment was excellent—(accept, except) that it was too expensive. _______________15. Please (advice, advise) me on this procedure. _______________16. Aspirin had an immediate (affect, effect) on the pain. _______________17. Should we ( accede, exceed) to the terms of the contract? _______________18. Tom was (adverse, averse) to giving up his car. _______________19. I need ( advice, advise) on operating the software. _______________20. Violators must ( accept, except) the punishment. _______________21. We did our best despite (adverse, averse) circumstances. _______________22. Smoking ( affects, effects) the heart. _______________23. Some team members didn’t comment (accept , except) to complain. _______________24. Do not (accede, exceed) your authority. _______________25. I am (adverse, averse) to trying sushi. _______________26. Everyone went (accept, except) me. _______________27. The movie critic was known for his ( adverse, averse) reviews. _______________28. Trucks may not (accede, exceed) the weight limits. _______________29. You should ( accept, except) the gift graciously. _______________30. The moon ( affects, effects) the tides. 1. i, 2. g, 3. j, 4. a, 5. b, 6. h, 7. e, 8. d, 9. f, 10. c 11. accede 12. averse 13. exceed 14. except 15. advise 16. effect 17. accede 18. averse 19. advice 20. accept 21. adverse 22. affects 23. except 24. exceed 25. averse 26. except 27. adverse 28. exceed 29. accept 30. affects .
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C ONFUSING W ORDS W ORKSHEET 2 Name__________________________ In the space provided write the letter of the correct definition for each word. j___ 1. all ready a) satisfactory _g__2. already b) unacceptable variant spelling _a__3. all right c) each single day _b__4. alright d) to estimate _c__5. every day e) (n)rising or going up _i_6. everyday f) to inform _d__7. Appraise - Estimate g) by this time _f__8. apprise - To inform h) to agree or consent _e__9. ascent i) (adj.) ordinary; (noun) routine day _h__10. assent j) prepared To improve your learning and retention, write the correct word in the blank provided. _______________11.
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