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Close vs Clothes vs Cloze

Close vs Clothes vs Cloze. “Close” and “clothes” were intentionally omitted from the cloze deletion test. Close the door on your writing errors with ErrNET!

Close is to put (something) in a position to obstruct an entrance, opening, etc.; shut.

Clothes are garments for the body; articles of dress; wearing apparel.

Cloze (also cloze deletion test) is an exercise, test, or assessment consisting of a portion of text with certain words removed (cloze text), where the participant is asked to replace the missing words.

Close, clothes and cloze are all pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. To avoid confusion and misuse of these words in your writing, use ErrNET copyediting technology!

Close sentence examples:

Please close the door behind you.

The window won’t close!

All we need to do right now is close this one deal then we can make our next plan of attack.

For security, please close and lock all of your doors and windows.

Clothes sentence examples:

My clothes are still in the dryer so I will be ready to go in about 20 minutes.

She wore the most beautiful and stylish clothes from France and Italy.

If my wife weren’t so in to clothes, I could probably pay my mortgage on time every month.

He used a clothes-peg to fasten the opened bag of chips so they would not go stale.

It was unfortunate that she spilled red wine all over herself, but to make things worse, she was wearing all white clothes.

Cloze sentence examples:

Most United States graduate schools require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for admission, and most GRE tests include a cloze test.

A cloze test is a great exercise for learning a language, especially how to conjugate verbs.

The following is an example sentence from an actual cloze test: “Two students from Cologne, Germany, ages 17 and 18, are accused [fill in the blank] plotting an attack at their school on November 20, the first anniversary of the shooting at Geschwister Scholl school in Emsdetten.”

I think a good cloze test for politicians would be to have them fill in the blanks with their lies.

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