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TOEFL Vocab: Common Word Errors

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1. Used to talk about a choice between two or more possibilities

2. Give advice to

3. Head of a school - remember - the princiPAL is your PAL!

4. To leave out

5. Out loud

6. Contraction of 'who is'

7. Is it raining? sunny?

8. A basic truth or law or assumption;

9. An opinion about what should be done

10. Past tense of choose

11. More of something - like the letter 'o'...too many 'O's'!


13. Contraction of 'it is' - if you can say 'it is' - it's right!

14. So as to pass a given point; 'She went by me'

15. Permitted

16. Something personal; think of the word 'heir' which refers to a person

17. Become loose or looser or less tight

18. That time

19. Contraction of 'you are' - if you can say 'you are' - you're right!

20. In a satisfactory or adequate manner

21. Preposition; usually 1 of 3 - not the number or the excessive one!

22. When something leaves a mark or has an impression on you

23. Refers to a place - just as the word 'here' refers to a place. remember from 'here to there'.

24. Contraction of 'they are' - if your friends can say 'they are' - they're right!

25. Painstakingly careful and accurate

26. VERB! the act of drawing air into out of the lungs

27. Possessive - something that belongs to you

28. Past tense of throw

29. Receive willingly something given or offered

30. Thing you carry water in

31. Comparison; 'I'd rather go to the beach than school'

32. Possessive - something that belongs to you

33. Obtain by purchase

34. To select

35. Listen and pay attention

36. Word that refers to something that belongs to someone

37. To bring about; the result of something

38. Receive willingly something given or offered

39. With little or no color

40. NOUN; the actual AIR that is inhaled and exhaled when you BREATHE

41. Having finished or arrived at completion

42. When you don't win

43. The present location