Word Pairs - Part Two

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Grade Level
High School
Special Education
Length of Time
45 minutes

In this lesson, students will learn about different words that cause problems for students. They will have a worksheet to do independently that I have included in this lesson.


To learn the difference between the word pairs in this lesson

Materials Needed

The worksheet I have included in this lesson
Pencils and erasers or pens


To begin with you need to copy the worksheet that I have included in this lesson, and then you need to explain the word pairs, so that students will understand the difference. Then, you need to pass out the worksheet to each student, so they can work on it independently. After that, you can collect the papers, so you can grade them. Study Sheet on Word Pairs


Who - Who is used as a subject.

Example - Who is coming today?

Whom - Whom is used as an object.

Example - You gave this book to whom?


Accept - Accept is used when you are being given something and you take it.

Example - Will you accept this check?

Except - Except means everything but one or more things.

Example - I know my vocabulary words except for this one.


Desert - Desert means a place.

Example - The desert is a dusty and dry place to be stranded for a day or more.

Dessert - Dessert means the category of food that you have after a meal. (You can remember how to spell dessert because of the two (s'). People would want more than one dessert.)

Example - Coconut cream pie is my favorite dessert.


Lay - The word lay means to place something somewhere.

Example - Please lay the book down on the table.

Lie - Lie means to recline.

Example - It's time to lie down and rest.


Lose - Lose means that something is missing.

Example - I would lose everything if I didn't organize my computer area.

Loose - Loose means that something isn't tight enough.

Example - The arm is loose on the chair.


Set - Set means that you need to place something on a table.

Example - Please set the table for supper tonight.

Sit - Sit means that you need to place your body on a chair or sofa.

Example - "It's time for you to sit down and start class," their teacher said. Worksheet on Word Pairs

Directions: Choose the correct word in each of the following sentences.

1. (Who/Whom) will go to the store for me?

2. Everyone will do the test (accept/except) for John since he was sick this past week.

3. You need to (accept/except) the consequences for your mistake.

4. Jimmy will you (lay/lie) the book on the table by the bookshelves?

5. It's time for you to (lay/lie) down and take a nap.

6. "Let (lose/loose) of the branch before you hurt your brother," his mother said.

7. "Can we have our (desert/dessert) now?"

8. "(Sit/set) down and do your homework now!" Jenny's mother demanded.

9. "It's too late for you to go out tonight, so why don't you go to bed and (lie/lay) down. I want you to have a good night's sleep."

10. "Please (sit/set) the table for supper tonight." Directions: Write one sentence for each word in the following word pairs: who/whom; accept/except; desert/dessert; lay/lie; lose/loose; and set/sit. 1.











You can grade the students on the total number correct out of the total number possible.

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