Consul/Council/Counsel

M. P. Moore

Read the statements below carefully and choose the correct word. Remember the differences between the words.

Consul is "an official appointed by a foreign government to reside in a foreign country to represent the commercial interests of citizens of the appointed country" (n.)

Council is a legislative body (n.)

Counsel is a legal adviser or a supervisor at a summer camp (n.)


  1. To date, no one has claimed responsibility for the bombing of the American (consul's/council's/counsel's) official residence.
  2. Links to reference material:
    Do you want to learn more about these words?

    Your answer:


  3. Anyone suspected of committing a crime may request that (consul/council/counsel) be present during an interrogation.
  4. Your answer:


  5. It came as no surprise when city (consulmembers/councilmembers/counselmembers) voted down the plan to ban all cell phone use by drivers, given that telephone companies made such sizable contributions to various members' campaigns.
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  7. David was fired from his job as camp (consulor/councilor/counselor) after kids complained about his abusive behavior.
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  9. Among the items on the agenda at next week's (consul/council/counsel) meeting will be earthquake preparedness.
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