Tell Apart These Easily Confused Words

When two words are very similar in terms of spelling, pronunciation or meaning, things can get really confusing, especially in a language with such a vast lexicon as English. The result is a whole assortment of easily confused couples and trios of words that are commonly misused, misspelled and misunderstood. Only the most well read and self educated manage to tell apart these confusing words and know which words to use in which context, so the real question is, are among the best? Find out by completing each of the following stories with the fitting word.
they're
 
 
Fill the gap with the word that fits the most.
Their
There
They’re
its
 
 
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It’s
Its
breath
 
 
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Breath
Breathe
principal
 
 
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Principal
Principle
historic
 
 
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Historic
Historical
Capitol
 
 
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Capitol
capitol
capital
Sight
 
 
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Sight
Site
Cite
Infer
 
 
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Infer
Imply
Complement
 
 
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Complement
Compliment
Among
 
 
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Among
Between
Further
 
 
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Further
Farther
Sympathy
 
 
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Sympathy
Empathy
Flaunt
 
 
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Flaunt
Flout
Effect
 
 
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Effect
Affect
Ensure
 
 
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Ensure
Assure
Insure
bad
Better Luck Next Time!
Unfortunately, you've failed this quiz, but we don't blame you, as this was a really tough one. There's a reason why these words are believed to be confusing, after all. Still, we say try again, or at least look into the correct answers where we explain the use of these words.
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You're in the Sweet Middle!
Your responses were varied. You managed to answer about half the questions correctly, which means that your command of the English language and some of its most confusing words is quite impressive, but you still have some things to learn.
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Very Impressive!
You truly are among the best, as far as your command of the English language goes. You were able to answer most, if not all, of our tricky questions right, and you really know your way around some of the most confusing words in English. Excellent job!
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