Avoiding Sentence Errors Quiz

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Sentence Quizzes & Trivia

When creating a sentence it is important to ensure that you can formulate a sentence with correct wordings so that you do not divert from what you meant to divert. The quiz below is designed to improve your sentence writing skills and help you in your future as a writer. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Correct the following sentence:During the summer, flowers _____________ frequent watering.
    • A. 

      Need

    • B. 

      Needs

  • 2. 
    Neither ________ a skilled player
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Are

  • 3. 
    Thirty cents ____________ my change
    • A. 

      Was

    • B. 

      Were

  • 4. 
    The frogs and toads ______________ across the road.
    • A. 

      Hops

    • B. 

      Hop

  • 5. 
    The boxes in the garage _____________ empty.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Are

  • 6. 
    Correctly rewrite this sentence:Baseball is a popular sport, it is more fun to watch at the ballpark than on television.
  • 7. 
    Rewrite the following sentence:I eat a lot of vegetables, spinach is my favorite.
  • 8. 
    Choose the correct rewrite of the following sentence:Reading books is more fun than watching television, you imagine what happens in books instead of seeing what comes over the tube.
    • A. 

      Reading books is more fun than watching television. You imagine what happens in books instead of seeing what comes over the tube.

    • B. 

      Reading books is more fun than watching television, for you imagine what happens in books instead of seeing what comes over the tube.

    • C. 

      Neither are correct.

    • D. 

      Both are correct.

  • 9. 
    Choose the following correction of the sentence:Why would you argue with me, I'm just trying to keep us out of trouble.
    • A. 

      Why would you argue with me? I am just trying to keep us out of trouble!

    • B. 

      Why would you argue with me; but I am just trying to keep us out of trouble.

    • C. 

      Why would you argue with me, I am just trying to keep us out of trouble?

  • 10. 
    Correct the following sentence by introducing "she" as the subject:A giant among a group of ordinary mortals.
  • 11. 
    Rewrite the following groups of words, creating either one or two complete sentences from each set.Jack stood nervously at the line.  Concentrating to make a basket.
  • 12. 
    Choose the correct rewrite of the following sentence:Keesha bought a new dress.  And some lovely shoes to wear with it.
    • A. 

      Keesha bought a new dress! And some lovely shoes to wear with it.

    • B. 

      Keesha bought a new dress; and some lovely shoes to wear with it.

    • C. 

      Keesha bought a new dress and some lovely shoes to wear with it.

    • D. 

      None are correct

  • 13. 
    Choose the correct pronoun for this sentence:Each of the maintenance vehicles has _________ doors locked at night.
    • A. 

      Their

    • B. 

      Its

    • C. 

      Neither "their" nor "its"

    • D. 

      Both "their" and "its"

  • 14. 
    Choose the correct pronoun for the following sentence:People must learn to wait __________turn.
    • A. 

      Their

    • B. 

      His or her

    • C. 

      Its

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Choose the correct rewrite of the following sentence:Dwayne guess the number of jelly beans in the jar, he won the prize.
    • A. 

      Dwayne guessed the number of jelly beans in the jar: he won the prize.

    • B. 

      Dwayne guessed the number of jelly beans in the jar; he won the prize.

    • C. 

      Dwayne guessed the number of jelly beans in the jar and he won the prize.

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      B and C

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