Grammar Quiz

Common Grammar Mistakes and Spelling Tips Quiz


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Choose the correct spelling:

A. nessesary

B. necesary

C. necessary

D. neccessary


Exclamation points should NOT be used when writing fiction.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Semicolon

A. :

B. ,

C. ;

D. {


Which type of dash is used when you’re wrapping a hyphenated word onto the next line of text.

A. Em dash

B. En dash

C. Hyphen

D. Double hyphen


In British English, single quotes are typically used.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Direct questions end with periods and indirect questions end with question marks.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The only time an apostrophe is used to pluralize a noun is when the noun being pluralized is a lowercase letter.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


The teacher asked me to lay the books out on the table.

A. Correct

B. Incorrect


How many spaces go after a period?

A. One

B. Two

C. none


For situations where you’re introducing information and need to give it some context or you have two directly related clauses and you want to emphasize the second one.

A. colon

B. semicolon


The points where you’d pause in a spoken sentence aren’t always where you’d use a comma in a written sentence.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Think fast…

A. could of

B. could have


In American English, “while.“ is used more than “whilst”.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


I would love to lie in the shade under a tree.

A. Correct

B. Incorrect


These words modify verbs and often end in –ly.

A. Adjectives

B. Adverbs

C. Nouns

D. Proverbs


To signify a word within a sentence or state the title of a work, we use

A. double hyphens

B. quotation marks

C. parentheses

D. hyphens


Which punctuation marks should you use to add content to a quote in order to make the quote clearer?

A. Square brackets

B. Parentheses

C. Squiggly brackets

D. Hyphens


She was laying on the beach.

A. Correct

B. Incorrect




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