Word Usage Worksheets

As an artist uses paint to create an image, so a writer uses words to convey meaning. An incorrectly used word or phrase may destroy the meaning the writer is trying to make. This section deals with the correct use of words, including negative words, subject and verb agreement, pronoun agreement, and commonly confused words. Click on the category to see or download the worksheets which are free for you to use at home or in the classroom.

Commonly Confused Words Worksheets

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Here we’ve included worksheets design to help students with confusing word pairs. Words like aid/aide, their/they’re/there can cause problems in writing. A little practice time can help to eliminate…

Negatives

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Negatives are mostly the “no” words, such as no, not, and never, along with contractions, like don’t and won’t. Some adverbs, like barely and seldom, are treated as negatives. Students may often misuse…

Pronoun Agreement Worksheets

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Pronouns are demanding little words. In order to be correct, they must agree with the noun or pronoun they refer to, called the antecedent. A pronoun must agree in number (http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/it vs. they), in gender (http://worksheets.k12reader.com/http://worksheets.k12reader.com/she, he, or…

Subject Verb Agreement

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In correct English, both spoken and written, a subject and verb must agree. Just as a subject may be plural or singular, a verb or predicate may also be plural or singular. If the subject is a plural, the verb…

Using Modifiers

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A modifier gives a description about a word or phrase, such as how green describes grass in the phrase “green grass.” While single word modifiers are commonly adjectives or adverbs, nouns and verbs may also…

Word Choice Worksheets

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Here you’ll find word choice worksheets, where students practice using words effectively. These printable activities are helpful in reinforcing writing skills.