Grammar Quiz: Can You Choose The Correct Sentence?

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Grammar Quiz: Can You Choose The Correct Sentence? - Quiz

Can You Choose The Correct Sentence? In this quiz, we plan on helping you improve your grammatical skills by seeing if you can identify a sentence that is wrongly or correctly written according to your knowledge. Be sure to take up as much time as you need before settling on the answer. All the best as you tackle it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Choose the sentence below that is grammatically correct.

    • A.

      Although, the case does seem to be on point.

    • B.

      However, the case does seem to be on point.

    Correct Answer
    B. However, the case does seem to be on point.
    Explanation
    “Although” is an adverb and introduces dependent clauses (cannot stand alone); “however” is a conjunctive adverb (however, furthermore, therefore), which modifies a whole clause and helps connect meaning between that clause and the preceding one.

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  • 2. 

    Choose the sentence below that is grammatically correct.

    • A.

      Melissa’s classmates, as well as her sister, was determined to succeed.

    • B.

      Melissa’s classmates, as well as her sister, were determined to succeed.

    Correct Answer
    B. Melissa’s classmates, as well as her sister, were determined to succeed.
    Explanation
    Words and phrases between the subject and its verb do not change the number of the subject. Be especially careful of intervening phrases like as well as, along with, in addition to, and together with.

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  • 3. 

    Choose the sentence below that is grammatically correct.

    • A.

      On a clear day, I can see Russia from my backyard.

    • B.

      On a clear day; I can see Russia from my backyard.

    Correct Answer
    A. On a clear day, I can see Russia from my backyard.
    Explanation
    Semicolons separate two complete sentences; they can also separate items in a series that also contain commas used for other purposes.

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  • 4. 

    Choose the sentence below that is grammatically correct.

    • A.

      Sitting in the driveway, the child was hit by the driver.

    • B.

      Sitting in the driveway, the driver hit the child.

    Correct Answer
    A. Sitting in the driveway, the child was hit by the driver.
    Explanation
    Beginning gerund phrases (--ing verb) modify the noun closest to them.

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  • 5. 

    Choose the sentence below that is grammatically correct.

    • A.

      The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

    • B.

      The whole is greater then the sum of its parts.

    Correct Answer
    A. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
    Explanation
    Than is used to introduce the second element of unequal comparison; then is an adverb, here telling time.

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  • 6. 

    Choose the sentence below that is grammatically correct.

    • A.

      The sign said that there would be no open container’s allowed in the law library.

    • B.

      The sign said that there would be no open containers allowed in the law library.

    Correct Answer
    B. The sign said that there would be no open containers allowed in the law library.
    Explanation
    Generally in English, plurals are formed with an ‘s’ or ‘es.’ Apostrophes are used in contractions or possessives.

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  • 7. 

    Choose the sentence below that is grammatically correct.

    • A.

      Someone needs to mind their manners.

    • B.

      Someone needs to mind her manners.

    Correct Answer
    B. Someone needs to mind her manners.
    Explanation
    Someone is a singular pronoun and requires either he or she as a modifier.

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  • 8. 

    Choose the sentence below that is grammatically correct.

    • A.

      A student stole the exam that was on the professor's desk.

    • B.

      A student stole the exam which was on the professor's desk.

    Correct Answer
    A. A student stole the exam that was on the professor's desk.
    Explanation
    Here, that is a restrictive adjective, meaning it limits, defines which exam. Using a comma and which signals that it could have been any exam, on where it was located is not important.

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  • 9. 

    Choose the sentence below that is grammatically correct.

    • A.

      My research is different than your research.

    • B.

      My research is different from your research.

    Correct Answer
    B. My research is different from your research.
    Explanation
    Things differ from each other (unless the word conflicts with other sentence meaning).

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  • 10. 

    Choose the sentence below that is grammatically correct.

    • A.

      “There will be no texting during the exam!”

    • B.

      “There will be no texting during the exam"!

    Correct Answer
    A. “There will be no texting during the exam!”
    Explanation
    Exclamation points and question marks go inside dialogue quotation marks when they are a part of the meaning of the dialogue. Otherwise, they go outside: It terrified me when he whispered “exam time”!

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