Grammar Quiz

Essential and Nonessential Clauses Quiz


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In this sentence, what is Beyonce?

Grammy-winning artist Beyonce is an icon.

A. Essential

B. Nonessential


Do you need a comma in this sentence?

Because of small class sizes professors can work with students more one-on-one.

A. Yes

B. No


Is this the correct way to write this sentence?

The president of UM, Dr. John Stewart III, likes to speak to students.

A. Yes

B. No


Which of these needs to be offset by (surrounded by) commas?

A. Essential clauses, phrases

B. Nonessential clauses, phrases


You are _____ funny sometimes.

A. Two

B. To

C. Too


When you write with good grammar, you will go _____ in your career.

A. Farther

B. Further


What is Skylar in this sentence?

My daughter Skylar is 7 years old.

A. Essential

B. Nonessential


Which of these is needed to make the sentence make sense?

A. Essential clauses/phrases

B. Nonessential clauses/phrases


The movie was emotional, and I was ____ by its message.

A. Affected

B. Effected


Use the correct word to fill in the blank:

________ my friends.

A. They’re

B. Their

C. There


What is Patrick in this sentence?

My husband, Patrick, is a big Alabama fan.

A. Essential

B. Nonessential


At ____ last meeting, the organization voted on a new board.

A. Its

B. It’s

C. Its’


_______ in college now.

A. Your

B. You’re

C. Youre


She misplaced her phone, but she thinks ____ in the car.

A. Its

B. It’s

C. Its’


I wish I had ______ homework to do today.

A. Less

B. Fewer


How many commas are needed in this sentence?

The UM library called Carmichael Library is located on Bloch Street.

A. 0

B. 1

C. 2

D. 3


My friends are over _______.

A. They’re

B. Their

C. There


Is this the correct way to write this sentence?

UM President Dr. John Stewart III likes speaking to students.

A. Yes

B. No


In this sentence, what is “Folklore”?

Taylor Swift’s album released in 2020, “Folklore”, includes many #1 hits.

A. Essential

B. Nonessential


Do you need a comma in this sentence?

At Montevallo students have small class sizes.

A. Yes

B. No




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