Special Quiz on Except/Accept and Affect/Effect

Special Quiz on Except/Accept and Affect/Effect

Select one answer from the choices provided after each sentence. The word you choose should fit the blank in the sentence.

A common error is the use of accept/except and affect/effect.
ac-cept 1. to receive, esp. willingly 2. to approve 3. to agree to 4. to believe in 5. to agree to pay

ex-cept to leave out or take out; exclude Prep. leaving out; but Conj. were it not that; only if it were not for

1.  The whole army is out of step ____________ Fred.
ACCEPT
EXCEPT

2.  I'll ____________ no money from that cheapskate.
ACCEPT
EXCEPT

3.  Please ____________ this pot of Mama's chicken soup.
ACCEPT
EXCEPT

4.  It will cure anything ____________ flat feet.
ACCEPT
EXCEPT

5.  Rip could do anything ____________ make money.
ACCEPT
EXCEPT

6.  I had to ____________ a nasty insult.
ACCEPT
EXCEPT

7.  All the girls went to the game ____________ Mary.
ACCEPT
EXCEPT

8.  Howard could not ____________ the job.
ACCEPT
EXCEPT

9.  Every student volunteered to take the quiz ____________ Joe.
ACCEPT
EXCEPT

10.  I will ____________ your gift if you let me pay for my lunch.
ACCEPT
EXCEPT

af-fect 1. to have an effect on; influence 2. to stir the emotions of 3. to like to use, wear, etc. 4. to make a pretense of being, feeling, etc.
ef-fect 1. anything brought about by a cause; result 2. the power to cause results 3. influence. 4. meaning [spoke to this effect] 5. an impression made on the mind, or its cause 6. a being operative or in force 7. belongings; property to bring about; accomplish

11.  Television has its ____________ on public opinion.
AFFECT
EFFECT

12.  Kisses can ____________ my thinking, too.
AFFECT
EFFECT

13.  Soap advertisements don't ____________ Stinky.
AFFECT
EFFECT

14.  Falling on my head had a bad ____________ on my memory.
AFFECT
EFFECT

15.  Smog can ____________ your lungs.
AFFECT
EFFECT

16.  Study the laws of cause and ____________ .
AFFECT
EFFECT

17.  Slim tried to ____________ an escape through the ventilator.
AFFECT
EFFECT

18.  This salary cut may ____________ his living habits.
AFFECT
EFFECT

19.  The supply of a certain item may have an ____________ except on the price.
AFFECT
EFFECT

20.  The ____________ of the speech was visible on the faces of the sleeping audience.
AFFECT
EFFECT

21.  The beauty of the scene will surely ____________ his indifference.
AFFECT
EFFECT

22.  We shall never know the full ____________ of the drink.
AFFECT
EFFECT

23.  The heavy snows will ____________ the first crops this winter.
AFFECT
EFFECT

24.  What kind of ____________ can this quiz have on your dinner tonight?
AFFECT
EFFECT



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