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How many of these tricky sentences would trip you up?

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1. a. I was lying on the couch watching TV.

    b. I was laying on the couch watching TV.

 

2. a. He is one of those people who like snakes.

    b. He is one of those people that like snakes.

 

3. a. Between you and me, he’s dishonest.

    b. Between you and I, he’s dishonest.

 

4. a. She gave the tickets to Tom and myself.

    b. She gave the tickets to Tom and me.

 

5. a. The experiment was a simple study of cause and affect.

    b. The experiment was a simple study of cause and effect.

 

6. a. Everyone should bring their notes to class.

    b. Everyone should bring his or her notes to class.

 

7. a. I’ll vote for whoever I want.

    b. I’ll vote for whomever I want.

 

8. a. The cat jumped out the window.

    b. The cat jumped out of the window.

 

9. a. He is more athletic than I.

    b. He is more athletic than me.

 

10. a. She looks more happy today.

     b. She looks happier today.

 


Answers: 1. a; 2. a; 3. a; 4. b; 5. b; 6. b; 7. b; 8. a; 9. a; 10. b

 

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