Can you spot the errors?


I thought we'd have some fun with words today.  Here are a list of sentences, each with a "miss steak" in them.  Can you spot the errors?  If you can, get your kids and let them have a go! 1. I except your challenge to compete in the race with one hand tied behind my back! 2. Your pleas for mercy had no effect on him. 3. What am I suppose to do about her? 4. He came towards me with a look of sadness. 5. The medicine didn't affect her sleep, but she did have several other side effects. 6. I could care less if he doesn't take me to the dance! 7. For all intensive purposes, I am no longer an employee of Acme Bubble Company. 8. It was then that I knew that the pizza was more than I could eat. 9. I was unable to illicit any information from the police due to the ongoing investigation. 10. I use to be able to recite all the state capitols in two minutes. I'll be posting the answers tomorrow!

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Here are the answers:

1. I except accept your challenge to compete in the race with one hand tied behind my back! 2. Your pleas for mercy had no effect on him. 3. What am I supposed to do about her? 4. He came towards me with a look of sadness. 5. The medicine didn’t affect her sleep, but she did have several other side effects. 6. I couldn’t care less if he doesn’t take me to the dance! 7. For all intensive intents and purposes, I am no longer an employee of Acme Bubble Company. 8. It was then that I knew that the pizza was more than I could eat. 9. I was unable to illicit elicit any information from the police due to the ongoing investigation. 10. I used to be able to recite all the state capitols capitals in two minutes.

BONUS: On the picture of the SAT prep book: 23nd 23rd Edition.


9 comments


  • Laurie Neumann

    I love these kinds of things!

    1. accept
    2. affect
    3. supposed
    4. toward
    5. effect
    6. leave out doesn’t??
    7. intent and purposes
    8. leave out that??
    9. elicit
    10. capitals


  • bridgette

    i think number 6 should read “….couldn’t care less….”


  • Mike

    “What am I suppose to do about her?”
    I hear this one a lot here in the country.


  • In Our Write Minds

    So much for my powers of perception! I never even looked at the picture—just thought it was “blog decor.” Haha!


  • jojosblog

    Here are the answers to the quiz. I’ll post them here and then I’ll go back and post them underneath the quiz itself where I can use color to help make it easier to read.

    1. I accept your challenge to compete in the race with one hand tied behind my back!
    2. Your pleas for mercy had no effect on him.
    3. What am I supposed to do about her?
    4. He came towards me with a look of sadness.
    5. The medicine didn’t affect her sleep, but she did have several other side effects.
    6. I couldn’t care less if he doesn’t take me to the dance!
    7. For all intents and purposes, I am no longer an employee of Acme Bubble Company.
    8. It was then that I knew the pizza was more than I could eat.
    9. I was unable to elicit any information from the police due to the ongoing investigation.
    10. I used to be able to recite all the state capitals in two minutes.

    Bonus: On the picture of the SAT prep book it should say “23rd Edition”


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