Commonly Misused Word Pairs I

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Can you name the correct word from the pair of commonly confused words that grammatically completes the sentences?

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'Deposits of gold are rare and __(Diffuse/Defuse)__, which makes finding them difficult.'
'If this quiz goes on any __(Farther/Further)__, my head's going to explode!'
'Both of those facts are good __(To/Two)__ know.'
'Did your friends tell you when __(There/They're/Their)__ coming?'
'He changed his mind after seeing the issue from a different __(Perspective/Prospective)__.'
'All of the following stories are true __(Accept/Except)__ the last one, which I made up.'
'Air Force One is stored in a special __(Hangar/Hanger)__ when it's not in use.'
'If you're caught speeding, a policeman may __(Levee/Levy)__ a fine on you.'
'The emerald ring was a nice __(Complement/Compliment)__ to her bright green eyes.'
'We can't __(A Lot/Allot)__ you as much time to take this quiz as you may want.'
'A good referee should try to be as __(Uninterested/Disinterested)__ as possible when making a close call.'
'The __(Less/Fewer)__ mistakes we have to fix, the faster we'll finish.'
'If she's going, __(Than/Then)__ I'll come as well!'
'__(Lose/Loose)__ all the cares you may have and you'll sleep better.'
'I'll make sure to __(Cite/Sight/Site)__ the sources I used to make this quiz.'
'During the Potato Famine, many families were forced to __(Emigrate/Immigrate)__ out of Ireland.'
'She was amazed she had __(Past/Passed)__ the exam after forgetting to study.'
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'A person is __(Either/Neither)__ always good nor always evil but rather somewhere in between.'
'Taking vitamins every day can help __(Ensure/Insure)__ you get sick less often.'
'Doctors sometimes __(Prescribe/Proscribe)__ eating fatty foods for patients with heart disease.'
'The heavy snow made the conditions __(Adverse/Averse)__ for driving safely.'
'The art smugglers had to carefully hide their __(Elicit/Illicit)__ activities from the police.'
'The pie we had for __(Desert/Dessert)__ was dry and bland.'
'I don't feel good. I think I'm going to go __(Lie/Lay)__ down for awhile.'
'Can you sort these blocks into __(Discreet/Discrete)__ piles according to color?'
'We __(Respectively/Respectfully)__decline your application.'
'Critics __(Reign/Rain/Rein)__ down praise on really good movies.'
'If I __(Were/Was)__ a magician, I'd cast a spell on you!'
'He had to remind himself the mirage was just an __(Allusion/Illusion)__; it wasn't really there.'
'Freedom of speech was a core __(Principle/Principal)__ of hers.'
'Don't __(Hoard/Horde)__ all the Twix bars! I want one too!'
The US's national laws are written by Congress in the __(Capital/Capitol)__ building.'
'How well she performs in the debate will __(Affect/Effect)__ her chances of winning the election.'

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