Grammar Quiz On Less/Fewer, Dangling/Misplaced Modifiers, Which/That

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The cook suddenly wished she had added (fewer,  less) soy sauce.

    • A.

      Fewer

    • B.

      Less

    Correct Answer
    B. Less
    Explanation
    In this sentence, "less" is the correct answer. "Less" is used to compare quantities that cannot be counted, like soy sauce. "Fewer" is used to compare quantities that can be counted, like individual items. Since soy sauce is not countable, "less" is the appropriate word to use in this context.

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  • 2. 

    I wish we were given (fewer,  less) pages for homework.

    • A.

      Fewer

    • B.

      Less

    Correct Answer
    A. Fewer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fewer" because it is used to compare a smaller number of countable objects, such as pages. In this sentence, the speaker is expressing a desire for a smaller number of pages for homework. "Less" is used to compare a smaller amount of uncountable nouns, such as water or time.

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  • 3. 

    I wish we were given  (fewer,  less)  homework.

    • A.

      Fewer

    • B.

      Less

    Correct Answer
    B. Less
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "less". In this sentence, "homework" is an uncountable noun, so we use "less" instead of "fewer". "Fewer" is used with countable nouns, while "less" is used with uncountable nouns.

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  • 4. 

    David found that (fewer,  less) spoonfuls helped the mixture.

    • A.

      Fewer

    • B.

      Less

    Correct Answer
    A. Fewer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fewer." In this sentence, "fewer" is the appropriate choice because it refers to a smaller number of spoonfuls. "Less" would be used to describe a smaller amount or quantity, not a smaller number.

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  • 5. 

    They said it's going to rain on the radio.

    • A.

      It's raining on the radio.

    • B.

      The rain will be on the radio.

    • C.

      They just said on the radio that it is going to rain.

    • D.

      This sentence is correct.

    Correct Answer
    C. They just said on the radio that it is going to rain.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They just said on the radio that it is going to rain." This answer accurately reflects the original statement that someone mentioned on the radio that there will be rain. The other options either change the tense or wording of the original statement, making them incorrect.

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  • 6. 

    Walking to my car, I spilled tea all over my new suit.

    • A.

      I spilled tea all over my car while wearing my new suit.

    • B.

      Spilling tea on my suit, I walked to my car.

    • C.

      My new suit spilled tea all over my car.

    • D.

      This sentence is correct.

    Correct Answer
    D. This sentence is correct.
  • 7. 

    While eating dinner, a fly slipped into her soup.

    • A.

      The soup had a fly in it.

    • B.

      A fly slipped into her soup while she was eating.

    • C.

      The lady had a fly in her soup.

    • D.

      This sentence is correct.

    Correct Answer
    B. A fly slipped into her soup while she was eating.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A fly slipped into her soup while she was eating." This answer accurately describes the action of the fly slipping into the soup while the person was eating. It provides a clear and concise explanation of the situation.

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  • 8. 

    Walden Pond, ______ was written in the mid-1800s, remains a popular book among romantic and individualistic Americans.

    • A.

      Which

    • B.

      That

    Correct Answer
    A. Which
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "which". "Which" is used to provide additional information about a noun or a noun phrase. In this case, it is used to provide additional information about Walden Pond, indicating that it was written in the mid-1800s.

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  • 9. 

    She prefers to watch movies ______ make her cry.

    • A.

      Which

    • B.

      That

    Correct Answer
    B. That
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "that" because it is used to introduce a restrictive clause that provides essential information about the movies she prefers to watch. In this case, the clause "that make her cry" specifies the type of movies she prefers, narrowing down the options.

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  • 10. 

    Do not ____ points on this question! It is the easy one!

    • A.

      Loose

    • B.

      Lose

    Correct Answer
    B. Lose
    Explanation
    The word "lose" is the correct answer because it is the correct spelling of the word that means to be deprived of something or to fail to win. "Loose" is spelled incorrectly and means not tight or not firmly fixed.

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