Spot the Spelling Mistakes (1)

Check the words in bold. Are they spelt correctly? If not, correct the spelling.

  1. He’s writting a letter.
  2. They’re looking for accomodation near the university.
  3. Don’t you believe me?
  4. The meeting is tomorow.
  5. They went to the party separately.
  6. The exam is in February.
  7. The goverment needs to act quickly.
  8. Your appearence is important in an interview.

 

Answers

End the Confusion (5) – Answers

  1. The bread didn’t rise because I forgot to add the yeast.
  2. The landlord can’t raise the rent. You only moved in a short time ago.
  3. So let’s raise our glasses and drink a toast to the happy couple!
  4. The helicopter rose into the air and headed towards the nearby island.
  5. It was only three degrees when we got up, but by the afternoon the temperature had risen to twenty degrees.
  6. Raquel is doing a wonderful job of raising her kids.

End the Confusion (5): Raise vs. Rise

Raise vs. Rise

The verb ‘raise‘ (raised/raised), is transitive so this means that it requires a direct object.

🔸  She raised her hand.

🔸  They have raised their prices again.

🔸  I intend to raise the issue with the manager.

The verb ‘rise‘ (rose/risen), on the other hand, is intransitive. This means there is no object (person, thing, pronoun, etc) receiving the action.

🔸  The temperature is rising.

🔸  The sun rose at 5 am.

🔸  Thanks to their win this weekend, Arsenal have risen to the top of the league.

Exercise

Add the correct form of ‘rise’ or ‘raise’.

  1. The bread didn’t _____ because I forgot to add the yeast.
  2. The landlord can’t _____ the rent. You only moved in a short time ago.
  3. So let’s _____ our glasses and drink a toast to the happy couple!
  4. The helicopter _____ into the air and headed towards the nearby island.
  5. It was only three degrees when we got up, but by the afternoon the temperature had _____ to twenty degrees.
  6. Raquel is doing a wonderful job of _____ her kids.

 

Answers

 

 

CT Quiz 590

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps). Answers by DM *only* to @EnglishSmarts on Twitter. If I’m not following you, ask me for a follow first please 😉.

to _____ in your boots;

to get a fair _____;

to _____ hands;

 

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