Note To Self: Tricky Writing Rules

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Writing Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz to diagnose weaknesses in grammar and punctuation. Covers the ten most common grammar and punctuation errors.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Finish this sentence:One of the puppies . . .
    • A. 

      Have to be given away.

    • B. 

      Has to be given away.

    • C. 

      Has to be gave away.

    • D. 

      Have to be gave away.

  • 2. 
    When the sun came up, he . . .(More than one may be correct.)
    • A. 

      Is gone.

    • B. 

      Was gone.

    • C. 

      Had gone.

    • D. 

      Has gone.

  • 3. 
    I had not ______ him up yet.
    • A. 

      Woke

    • B. 

      Wake

    • C. 

      Waked

    • D. 

      Woken

  • 4. 
    Which of these sentences is punctuated correctly? (More than one may be correct.)
    • A. 

      My dog is beautiful her eyes are her best feature.

    • B. 

      My dog is beautiful, her eyes are her best feature.

    • C. 

      My dog is beautiful; her eyes are her best feature.

    • D. 

      My dog is beautiful. Her eyes are her best feature.

  • 5. 
    Which sentence is correct?
    • A. 

      Everyone needs to know what they want before they get to the lunch line.

    • B. 

      Everyone needs to know what you want before you get to the lunch line.

    • C. 

      Everyone needs to know what he or she wants before he or she gets to the lunch line.

    • D. 

      Everyone needs to know what he or she wants before they get to the lunch line.

  • 6. 
    Which sentence is incorrect?
    • A. 

      My phone rang, and it was her!

    • B. 

      My phone rang, and it is her!

    • C. 

      My phone rings, and it is her!

  • 7. 
    Which sentence uses the apostrophe correctly?
    • A. 

      Venus' beauty is legendary.

    • B. 

      Venus's beauty is legendary.

    • C. 

      Venus beauty is legendary.

  • 8. 
    Which sentence uses the apostrophe correctly?
    • A. 

      SCAD is moving its Innovative Learning department to the second floor of Jen Library.

    • B. 

      SCAD is moving it's Innovative Learning department to the second floor of Jen Library.

  • 9. 
    Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      I have a cat, a dog, and a bird.

    • B. 

      I have a cat, a dog and a bird.

    • C. 

      I have a cat a dog and a bird.

  • 10. 
    Where does the comma go?Because it rained all morning we could not have a picnic.
    • A. 

      Between "rained" and "all."

    • B. 

      After "Because."

    • C. 

      Between "morning" and "we."

    • D. 

      No punctuation is needed.

  • 11. 
    Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      I knew Congress would never produce the bill in just thirty days and I was right.

    • B. 

      I knew Congress would never produce the bill in just thirty days, and I was right.

    • C. 

      I knew, Congress would never produce the bill in just thirty days and I was right.

  • 12. 
    Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      I thought it was going to rain, so I brought my umbrella.

    • B. 

      I thought, it was going to rain so I brought my umbrella.

    • C. 

      I thought it was going to rain so I brought my umbrella.

  • 13. 
    Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
    • A. 

      My boyfriend who is almost seven feet tall, is a big Teddy bear.

    • B. 

      My boyfriend, who is almost seven feet tall is a big Teddy bear.

    • C. 

      My boyfriend who, is almost seven feet tall, is a big Teddy bear.

    • D. 

      My boyfriend, who is almost seven feet tall, is a big Teddy bear.

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