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