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Taught vs. Taut (Grade 9)

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Taught vs. Taut

Instructions: Taught and taut are two words that sound alike, but have different meanings.

Taught is the past tense of teach. I taught my little sister how to ride a bike.

Taut means stretched or pulled tight. Pull the rope taut so the wind doesn't blow it away.

Fill in the blanks in the sentences below to see how well you know the difference between the two words.

1. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

My grandmother                 English for over 20 years.
  1. taught
  2. taut
 
2. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

During her run, Sharon's muscles were                .
  1. taught
  2. taut
3. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.'

We were                 to use our manners.
  1. taught
  2. taut
 
4. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The newborn baby                 the parents how to survive on little sleep.
  1. taught
  2. taut
5. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The boy held the string                 as the kite soared in the air.
  1. taught
  2. taut
 
6. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

Make sure the string of the guitar is                 so it will produce a crisp sound.
  1. taught
  2. taut
7. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

Billy                 his dog how to roll over.
  1. taught
  2. taut
 
8. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

They say an old dog can't be                 new tricks, but I beg to differ.
  1. taught
  2. taut
9. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The more muscle the body builder gained, the more                 his skin became.
  1. taught
  2. taut
 
10. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

I booked a massage to help relax the                 muscles in my back.
  1. taught
  2. taut

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