Here’s a quiz with words that are commonly found confusing, but not only have different meanings associated but also collocations. Sometimes an easy explanation can be made by saying that ‘mind’ is more related to thought or a thinking process such as making a decision (make up your mind), where brain is more related to intellect or the physical matter that we have in our head. Head is usually the solid thing (that nearly all of us) has just above our necks and we usually refer to its shape or size (a big-headed football player). And wit is usually associated to the ability to think or speak in a clever way, although it’s also sometimes used to speak about somebody’s emotional state. But even when this seems quite straightforward, there are many situations where the use is not really clear cut and it can get a bit challenging. A good way to get your head around these collocations and different uses of English words is to read, and read and read. In this way, without even realising it, you’ll know what sounds right and what sounds awkward. In any case, here’s a quiz with these words.
See how it goes.