Don’t say: Telling lies is a very bad custom.
Say: Telling lies is a very bad habit.
Don’t say: The Japanese have some strange habits.
Say: The Japanese have some strange customs.
! A habit belongs to an individual, but a custom belongs to a society.
Use habit or custom in these sentences.
You should get into the _________ of exercising every morning.
It’s the _________ of many Indian people to pray for rain.
She has a bad _______ of smoking in bed.
The _________ of showing hospitality to strangers is ancient.
Smoking isn’t a good ________, is it?
KEY: 1. habit, 2. custom, 3. habit, 4. custom, 5. habit