English Grammar Editing Test: Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    He ordered ___________ worth of cookies from Corner Bakery.

    • A.

      A hundred dollars

    • B.

      $100

    • C.

      One hundred dollars

    • D.

      100 dollars

    Correct Answer
    B. $100
    Explanation
    The answer "$100" is the correct one because it represents the amount of money that he ordered worth of cookies from Corner Bakery. The dollar sign ($) indicates the currency, and the number "100" represents the value of the order, which is one hundred dollars.

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  • 2. 

    He was __________ attempted murder.

    • A.

      Charged with

    • B.

      Charged with allegedly

    • C.

      Accused of

    • D.

      Found guilty of

    Correct Answer
    A. Charged with
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "charged with." This phrase is commonly used in legal contexts to indicate that someone has been formally accused of a crime. In this case, the person in question was charged with attempted murder, meaning that there is evidence or suspicion that they committed this crime.

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  • 3. 

    Let me see whether I can ____________ a pair of tickets to Pearl Jam.

    • A.

      Wiggle

    • B.

      Wrangle

    • C.

      Wangle

    • D.

      Obtain

    Correct Answer
    C. Wangle
    Explanation
    The word "wangle" means to obtain something by clever or devious means. In this context, the speaker is trying to see if they can cleverly or deviously obtain a pair of tickets to Pearl Jam. Therefore, "wangle" is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    The $1 million donation from the industrialist did not ______ my vote against the "Clean Air Act."

    • A.

      Effect

    • B.

      Affect

    • C.

      Impact

    • D.

      Influence

    Correct Answer
    B. Affect
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "affect." This is because the sentence is stating that the $1 million donation did not have an influence on the speaker's vote against the "Clean Air Act." "Affect" is the appropriate verb to use in this context to express the lack of impact or change on the speaker's decision.

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  • 5. 

    Joe and Pete are going to have an early-morning surf session that _______ going to remember for years.

    • A.

      There

    • B.

      They would be

    • C.

      Their

    • D.

      They are 

    Correct Answer
    D. They are 
    Explanation
    Joe and Pete are going to have an early-morning surf session that they are going to remember for years.

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  • 6. 

    Neither Hannah nor her sisters __________ been to the movie "Hannah and Her Sisters."

    • A.

      Have

    • B.

      Has

    • C.

      Had

    • D.

      Having

    Correct Answer
    A. Have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have" because the subject of the sentence is "Neither Hannah nor her sisters," which is a compound subject. When using "neither...nor" to connect two subjects, the verb should agree with the closer subject, which in this case is "sisters." Since "sisters" is plural, the correct verb form is "have."

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  • 7. 

    The kicking game, as well as the running game, _________________________.

    • A.

      Are entirely different matters.

    • B.

      Is an entirely different matter.

    • C.

      Are both important aspects.

    • D.

      Is an important aspect.

    Correct Answer
    B. Is an entirely different matter.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is an entirely different matter." In the sentence, "The kicking game, as well as the running game, is an entirely different matter," the subject is a compound subject that consists of "the kicking game" and "the running game," which are connected by the phrase "as well as." When you have a compound subject joined by "as well as," the verb should agree with the closer subject, which in this case is "the running game." So, the singular verb "is" is used to agree with the singular subject "the running game."

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  • 8. 

    Which is INCORRECT?

    • A.

      Thinking about bacon made me hungry.

    • B.

      Holding my breath, I pushed open the door and entered the room.

    • C.

      After walking to the store, I bought a loaf of bread and two eggs.

    • D.

      They are all correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. They are all correct.
    Explanation
    The given answer states that all of the options are correct. This means that there is no incorrect option among the given sentences. Therefore, the answer is valid and there is no error in any of the provided sentences.

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  • 9. 

    Which is CORRECT?

    • A.

      You’re asking me for too much.

    • B.

      You’re asking me for to much.

    • C.

      Your asking me for too much.

    • D.

      Your asking me for to much.

    Correct Answer
    A. You’re asking me for too much.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You're asking me for too much." This is because the contraction "you're" is the correct form of "you are." Additionally, the word "too" is used to indicate an excessive amount, while "to" is used as a preposition or to indicate movement.

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  • 10. 

    Which is CORRECT?

    • A.

      He’s a good-for-nothing crook.

    • B.

      He’s a good for nothing crook.

    • C.

      Both

    • D.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. He’s a good-for-nothing crook.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He's a good-for-nothing crook." This is the correct answer because the phrase "good-for-nothing" is a compound adjective that describes the noun "crook." The hyphens are necessary to connect the words in the compound adjective and indicate that they should be read together as a single entity modifying the noun. Without the hyphens, the phrase "good for nothing" would be read as separate words, which would change the meaning of the sentence.

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  • 11. 

    Select all that are CORRECT.

    • A.

      “How,” she sucked in a breath, “how did you do that?”

    • B.

      “How—” She sucked in a breath. “How did you do that?”

    • C.

      “How”—she sucked in a breath—“did you do that?”

    • D.

      “How—” She sucked in a breath. “—did you do that?”

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. “How,” she sucked in a breath, “how did you do that?”
    C. “How”—she sucked in a breath—“did you do that?”
    Explanation
    The correct options for English grammar editing are:
    "How," she sucked in a breath, "how did you do that?"
    "How"—she sucked in a breath—"did you do that?"
    These options use correct punctuation and formatting for the dialogue. The other two options have inconsistent punctuation or formatting.

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  • 12. 

    Select the options that are BEST grammatically and structurally.

    • A.

      Outside the lawn was cluttered with hundreds of branches.

    • B.

      Outside, the lawn was cluttered with hundreds of broken branches.

    • C.

      Outside, hundreds of branches cluttered the lawn.

    • D.

      Outside hundreds of branches cluttered the lawn.

    Correct Answer
    B. Outside, the lawn was cluttered with hundreds of broken branches.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Outside, the lawn was cluttered with hundreds of broken branches." This option is grammatically and structurally correct because it uses proper punctuation and word order. The comma after "Outside" indicates a pause and separates the introductory phrase from the main clause. The sentence also uses the appropriate verb tense and adjectives to accurately describe the condition of the lawn.

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  • 13. 

    Which is INCORRECT?

    • A.

      Henry and I went to the store.

    • B.

      Thanks for meeting with Henry and me. 

    • C.

      Thanks for meeting with Henry and I.

    • D.

      They are all correct.

    Correct Answer
    C. Thanks for meeting with Henry and I.
    Explanation
    The incorrect statement is:

    "Thanks for meeting with Henry and I."

    The correct statement should be:

    "Thanks for meeting with Henry and me."

    In this case, "Henry and me" is the appropriate usage because "me" is the object of the preposition "with." The rule is to use "me" instead of "I" when it is the object of a preposition.

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  • 14. 

    Select the options that are INCORRECT.

    • A.

      Why don’t you go lie down?

    • B.

      I always lie that on the table.

    • C.

      I always lay the paper on the table.

    • D.

      I’m going to go lay down.

    Correct Answer
    B. I always lie that on the table.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I always lie that on the table." This sentence is incorrect because "lie" is an intransitive verb, meaning it does not take a direct object. In this sentence, "that" is acting as a direct object, which is grammatically incorrect. The correct sentence would be "I always lay that on the table."

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  • 15. 

    Which are CORRECT?

    • A.

      Her mind swam around like she was dreaming.

    • B.

      Her mind swam around as if she were dreaming.

    • C.

      Her mind swam around though she were dreaming.

    • D.

      They are all correct.

    Correct Answer
    B. Her mind swam around as if she were dreaming.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Her mind swam around as if she were dreaming." This is the correct answer because it uses the subjunctive mood correctly. The phrase "as if she were dreaming" suggests a hypothetical situation, and in English grammar, the subjunctive mood is used to express hypothetical or contrary-to-fact statements. In this case, the use of "were" instead of "was" after "she" is an example of the subjunctive mood. The other options either use incorrect verb forms or do not convey the intended meaning.

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  • 16. 

    Which is correct?

    • A.

      How dare you tell—” “Give me a chance to explain,” Mark said, cutting me off.

    • B.

      “How dare you tell…” “Give me a chance to explain,” Mark said, cutting me off.

    Correct Answer
    A. How dare you tell—” “Give me a chance to explain,” Mark said, cutting me off.
    Explanation
    The correct punctuation in this case would be:

    "How dare you tell—” “Give me a chance to explain,” Mark said, cutting me off.

    The use of an em dash (—) in the first sentence indicates an interruption or break in speech, and it is followed by an open quotation mark. The second sentence is a continuation of the dialogue, so it starts with a new open quotation mark. This formatting is commonly used in written dialogue to show interruptions or breaks in speech.

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  • 17. 

    Which is correct?

    • A.

      "I was just thinking …” I said, trailing off.

    • B.

      "I was just thinking—” I said, trailing off.

    Correct Answer
    B. "I was just thinking—” I said, trailing off.
    Explanation
    The correct punctuation in this case would be:

    "I was just thinking..." I said, trailing off.

    Using an ellipsis (...) indicates that the speaker is trailing off or pausing in their speech, and it is typically followed by a space and then a quotation mark to indicate that the sentence or thought is incomplete.

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  • 18. 

    Which is CORRECT?

    • A.

      After a long bath, I tied on my bathrobe and headed into the kitchen for a bite to eat.

    • B.

      After a long bath I tied on my bathrobe and headed into the kitchen for a bite to eat.

    • C.

      I tied on my bathrobe and headed into the kitchen for a bit to eat after my long bath.

    • D.

      After a long bath I tied on my bathrobe, and headed into the kitchen for a bite to eat.

    • E.

      Any of the above will work.

    Correct Answer
    A. After a long bath, I tied on my bathrobe and headed into the kitchen for a bite to eat.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "After a long bath, I tied on my bathrobe and headed into the kitchen for a bite to eat." This sentence is grammatically correct and follows the correct order of events. It states that the person tied on their bathrobe after taking a long bath and then went into the kitchen to eat.

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  • 19. 

    Which one is CORRECT?

    • A.

      I like cheese apples, and bananas.

    • B.

      I like cheese, apples and bananas.

    • C.

      I like cheese, apples, and bananas. 

    • D.

      None of the above 

    Correct Answer
    C. I like cheese, apples, and bananas. 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is, "I like cheese, apples, and bananas." This is the correct answer because it uses the correct punctuation and conjunction ("and") to separate the list items. The other options either do not use the correct punctuation or do not include the conjunction. The comma before the and is called an Oxford comma, and in English is optional.

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  • 20. 

    Which is CORRECT?

    • A.

      She decided to lie down after a long day on the copydesk.

    • B.

      She decided to lay down after a long day on the copydesk.

    Correct Answer
    A. She decided to lie down after a long day on the copydesk.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She decided to lie down after a long day on the copydesk." This is because "lie" is the correct verb to use when referring to reclining or resting oneself, while "lay" is the correct verb to use when referring to placing or putting something down. In this sentence, the subject (she) is the one who is reclining, so "lie" is the appropriate choice.

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  • 21. 

    Find the sentence with an ERROR.

    • A.

      I had a big breakfast: eggs and bacon; hash browns, fresh fruit, and buttered toast; and a bowl of cereal.

    • B.

      Mary Sue jumped over the neighbor’s fence and into her onw backyard.

    • C.

      It hadn’t always been this way.

    Correct Answer
    B. Mary Sue jumped over the neighbor’s fence and into her onw backyard.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Mary Sue jumped over the neighbor’s fence and into her onw backyard." contains an error. The word "onw" should be "own".

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  • 22. 

    Which is CORRECT?

    • A.

      The three photographers had to decide between themselves whom would shoot the fire pictures.

    • B.

      The three photographers had to decide between themselves who would shoot the fire pictures.

    • C.

      The three photographers had to decide among themselves whom would shoot the fire pictures.

    • D.

      The three photographers had to decide among themselves who would shoot the fire pictures.

    Correct Answer
    D. The three photographers had to decide among themselves who would shoot the fire pictures.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The three photographers had to decide among themselves who would shoot the fire pictures." This is because "among" is used when referring to a group of people, while "between" is used when referring to two people or things. Additionally, "who" is used to refer to the subject of the sentence, while "whom" is used to refer to the object. Since the photographers are the subject in this sentence, "who" is the correct pronoun to use.

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  • 23. 

    Which is CORRECT?

    • A.

      The prize goes to whomever finishes first.

    • B.

      The prize goes to whoever finishes first.

    Correct Answer
    B. The prize goes to whoever finishes first.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is, "The prize goes to whoever finishes first." This is because "whoever" is used when referring to the subject of a verb, while "whomever" is used when referring to the object of a verb or preposition. "Whomever” is the object of the prize. “The prize” is the subject of the sentence.

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  • 24. 

    Which is CORRECT?

    • A.

      The staff was not affected by the newspaper’s financial problems.

    • B.

      The staff was not effected by the newspaper’s financial problems.

    Correct Answer
    A. The staff was not affected by the newspaper’s financial problems.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The staff was not affected by the newspaper's financial problems." This is the correct answer because the word "affected" is the appropriate word to use in this context. "Affected" means influenced or impacted, while "effected" means caused or brought about. In this case, the staff was not influenced or impacted by the newspaper's financial problems, so "affected" is the correct word to use.

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  • 25. 

    Your freind,

    • A.

      Your friend,

    • B.

      Your Friend,

    • C.

      Your tired reader,

    • D.

      Your Tired Reader,

    Correct Answer
    A. Your friend,
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Your friend" because the question is asking for the appropriate way to address someone in a friendly manner. "Your friend" is a casual and warm way to refer to someone, indicating a close relationship and familiarity.

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  • 26. 

    Salinas Ca.

    • A.

      Salinas, CA

    • B.

      Salinas, Ca

    • C.

      Salinas CA

    • D.

      Salinas, California

    Correct Answer
    A. Salinas, CA
    Explanation
    The given answer "Salinas, CA" is correct because it is the standard abbreviation for Salinas, California. "CA" stands for California, which is the state where Salinas is located.

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  • 27. 

    Your Grateful Friend,

    • A.

      Your grateful friend,

    • B.

      Your greatful friend,

    • C.

      Your grateful freind,

    • D.

      Your grateful frend,

    Correct Answer
    A. Your grateful friend,
    Explanation
    Your grateful friend” is correct. “Grat” in grateful refers to gratitude, nit feeling “great.”

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  • 28. 

    Sincerly,

    • A.

      Sincerly

    • B.

      Sincerely,

    • C.

      Sincerely

    • D.

      Sincrely

    Correct Answer
    B. Sincerely,
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Sincerely" because it is the correct spelling of the word. The other options provided are misspellings or variations of the word.

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  • 29. 

    Tuesday March 20

    • A.

      Tuesday, March 20

    • B.

      Tuesday March 20

    • C.

      Tusday, March 20

    • D.

      Tuesday, March 20th

    Correct Answer
    A. Tuesday, March 20
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tuesday, March 20" because it is the only option that is written correctly with the correct day of the week (Tuesday) followed by the correct date (March 20). The other options either have spelling errors or incorrect punctuation.

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  • 30. 

    516 Shoreline drive

    • A.

      516 Shoreline Drive

    • B.

      516 shoreline drive

    • C.

      516 Shoreline Dr

    • D.

      516 Shoreline Dr.

    Correct Answer
    A. 516 Shoreline Drive
    Explanation
    The given options are different variations of the same address, which is "516 Shoreline Drive". The address is written in different ways, using variations in capitalization and the abbreviation of "Drive" as "Dr.". However, all the options refer to the same location.

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She is a goal-oriented teacher who excels in working with both adults and children. Elizabeth's enthusiasm for gaining academic training and work experience is directed towards a career in Early Childhood Education."
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