Common Grammar Mistakes and Spelling Tips Quiz
Choose the correct spelling:
Exclamation points should NOT be used when writing fiction.
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
D. Double hyphen
In British English, single quotes are typically used.
Direct questions end with periods and indirect questions end with question marks.
The only time an apostrophe is used to pluralize a noun is when the noun being pluralized is a lowercase letter.
The teacher asked me to lay the books out on the table.
How many spaces go after a period?
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.
The points where you’d pause in a spoken sentence aren’t always where you’d use a comma in a written sentence.
A. could of
B. could have
In American English, “while.“ is used more than “whilst”.
I would love to lie in the shade under a tree.
These words modify verbs and often end in –ly.
To signify a word within a sentence or state the title of a work, we use
A. double hyphens
B. quotation marks
Which punctuation marks should you use to add content to a quote in order to make the quote clearer?
A. Square brackets
C. Squiggly brackets
She was laying on the beach.
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