Can You Pass This Grammar Quiz?

Jouviane Alexandre

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About This Quiz

Microsoft Word can't help you with this quiz! Were you paying attention in your elementary school grammar classes? Do you know the difference between lie/lay or they're/their/there? Let's find out with this quiz!

Which is grammatically correct?

Since Professor Walker's class was yesterday, the verb used to describe it must be in the past tense - taught.

Which is grammatically correct?

When looking for the best conjunction to finish this sentence, it needs to form an opposite feeling from the first half. Since we're starting off with positive feelings and ending with negative ones, the contraction 'but' will help with the contrast.

Which is grammatically correct?

The proper form of 'beautiful' to use in this sentence is "beautifully," which is used to describe how the mother is dressed.

Which is grammatically correct?

The correct answer for this question is "old white cotton." When ordering adjectives and nouns, the adjective comes before to describe the following noun.

Which is grammatically correct?

The correct form of this sentence includes 'whereas,' a conjunction that is used to create a contrast within the sentence.

Which is grammatically correct?

In order to properly finish this sentence, one needs to use the infinitive form of exercise, which means including 'to' in front of it.

Which is grammatically correct?

While majority can sometimes be used to mean one thing which would call for the verb "is," common sense takes precedence! In this sentence, the majority of calls means there is more than one call taking place hence the verb - are filtered.

Which is grammatically correct?

In this sentence, building credit depends on being able to pay off the debts. With this sentence, the proper conjunction to use is 'until' because the credit won't increase 'until' the debts have been paid off.

Which is grammatically correct?

In this sentence, you are stuck trying to figure out the proper form of a word to use. Instead of using the adjective (restrictive) or adverb (restrictively), the proper form is the noun - restrictions.

Which is grammatically correct?

While all choices could work in the 'context' of the sentence, the position makes choices one and two wrong. "He can't get a job in spite of his good qualifications" and "He's got good qualifications, however, he can't get a job" are the only options to make the first two choices work.

Which is grammatically correct?

Since the sentence is referring to 'last Friday,' the verb used must be past tense. The past tense form of write is 'wrote.'

Which is grammatically correct?

In order to properly finish the sentence, you must used the present perfect tense of improve which is 'has improved.'

Which is grammatically correct?

When looking at these conjunctions, you must find the one that creates a contrast between the first and second parts of the sentence. Conjunctions, like 'accordingly,' create agreement, while 'therefore' attempts to combine the statements. 'However' creates a contrast between both points.

Which is grammatically correct?

With 'a' coming before the necessary word, you know that you'll need a noun to follow soon after. The noun we are looking for is 'comparison.'

Which is grammatically correct?

When using adjectives to describe something, the location would come past. Unlike in our 'loud, Scottish musical' instrument example, musical must come after Scottish because musical was used to describe the instrument. In the current example, American has to be the last adjective.

Which is grammatically correct?

If you chose the second, here's why you're wrong: you would need it to read 'in order not to.' "In order to not" isn't proper grammar because not is NOT a verb.

Which is grammatically correct?

Since 'left' is past tense, you need to create a past perfect verb. 'Has left' and 'have left' are present perfect forms of the verb, while 'had left' is a past perfect form.

Which is grammatically correct?

With the word 'before,' we're given the hint that it's past 7:45 and Michelle arrived before then. Since she already arrived, we need a past tense form of the verb. 'Has been' creates a present tense form of the verb, while 'arriving' is a gerund and is used at an improper place in the sentence.

Which is grammatically correct?

This is another sentence that needs a contrast to combine the two parts. The conjunction 'unless' relies on a following behavior while 'but' creates the necessary contrast.

Which is grammatically correct?

When looking for the proper form of the word, you need a verb to finish this sentence. Obediently (adv), obedience (noun) and obedient (adj) aren't the proper forms to complete the sentence.

Which is grammatically correct?

Don't forget! When using adjectives to describe an object, the localizing adjective comes last. This is why "Italian" must be the last adjective used to describe the gown.

Which is grammatically correct?

"As much" and "As for" create sentence splices and create no understandable meaning. The second 'as' is necessary for giving the phrase meaning.

Which is grammatically correct?

Nowadays gives you the hint that the verb used should be present. 'Did' is past tense and 'do' is not the proper form of the verb for the subject of the singer.

Which is grammatically correct?

For this sentence, the verb just simply has to be in the past tense. 'Had invented' is the past perfect form while 'has invented' is the present perfect form. Philo Farnsworth was not invented by the TV so 'invented' has to be the correct answer.

Which is grammatically correct?

For a sentence like this, you want to combine both meanings, rather than create a contrast between them. In order to fully combine them, the conjunction 'therefore' will create the connection between the two phrases.

Which is grammatically correct?

For this sentence, a noun is needed to complete its meaning. While extensive (adj) and extend (verb) don't work due to their parts of speech, 'extension' is the best choice.

Which is grammatically correct?

In order to pick the right answer, you must identify which word is being used to immediately describe the box. While 'big' and 'black' are both used, 'wooden' is the most descriptive.

Which is grammatically correct?

With a sentence like this, it is best to use a cause and effect word. Although 'because' is one of these words, the sentence would have to be flipped in order to the meaning to make sense. 'Therefore' is the perfect word in this case because it connects the effect of needing more water and sunlight with the cause of the plants growing.

Which is grammatically correct?

The only sentence with matching tenses in each clause is the 3rd option.

Which is grammatically correct?

"Who's" is a contraction meaning "who is" while "whose" shows possession. Also, 'her' is already a possessive pronoun, so there is no apostrophe 's' needed to show her possession.

Which is grammatically correct?

To choose the conjunction of this sentence, it must create a small contrast within the phrases. The subject of the sentence focuses on volleyball, but the interest of basketball is still there and it's occurring at the same time, which calls for the usage of 'while.'

Which is grammatically correct?

In this sentence, you need a slight contrast between the behaviors. The subject still thinks the muffin looks tasty even after having eaten. This means 'although' is the right choice.

Which is grammatically correct?

Many people often confuse the usage of they're/their/there. They're is a contraction for the phrase "they are." Their is used to show possession. There is used to show location. The proper answer is the third choice: "They're (They are) going to tell their (possession) mother that the vase fell over there (location)."

Which is grammatically correct?

If the sentence were to read that the movie ticket prices rose during the last decade, you would need a past tense verb. Since it is 'has' been rising over the current decade, you would need the present perfect tense - has risen.

Which is grammatically correct?

The proper order for the adjectives is "loud Scottish musical." While the third choice might be tempting, the adjective 'musical' is being used to describe what kind of instrument it is while 'loud, Scottish' is used to describe the musical instrument.

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