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Academic Questions in English

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We had five _____ as special guests during the ceremony.

  • A. court-martial
  • B. courts-martial
  • C. court-martials
  • D. courts-martials
  • E. none of the above
  • F. all of the above

We asked the carpenter to make ten _____ for the students but he declined.

  • A. furnitures
  • B. furniture
  • C. furnituries
  • D. furniturs
  • E. furniturries
  • F. Furniture(s)

The idiom 'to go in with somebody' means _____.

  • A. To support someone financially
  • B. To support someone spiritually
  • C. To support someone mentally
  • D. To live in the same room with someone
  • E. To live in the same house with someone
  • F. To live in the same home with someone

Consider the sentence below:

Although the games occured on a fair day, the fair lady still had a fair performance.

Fair as used in the sentence is a _____.

  • A. Homophone
  • B. Synonym
  • C. Homograph
  • D. Antonym
  • E. Homonym
  • F. Homophobe

We had a meeting comprising of all the _____.

  • A. fathers-in-laws
  • B. father-in-law
  • C. father-in-laws
  • D. fathers-in-law


Homonyms are words with the same spellings, same sounds but different meanings.

Below are some sentences containing homonyms with their respective meanings:

  • Keen

We have a keen match against Ronaldo’s team and Messi seems to be keen.

Keen: An involvement of people competing very hard for something.

Keen: Very interested in something.

  • Tear

Regardless the tear you shed, Mr. Frank will still tear your examination scripts.

Tear: The drop of liquid that comes out from a person's eye when they cry.

Tear: To damage something by pulling or cutting it apart.

  • Jot

There isn't any jot of truth in what he said, so I didn't jot anything down.

Jot: A very small amount of something

Jot: To write something quickly

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