Sentence Correction Exam Quiz! Trivia

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Sentence Correction Exam Quiz! Trivia

What aspects make a sentence correct? Is it punctuation, using the different parts of speech correctly, or do you need to have both? In the quiz provided, you will not only identify what is wrong with some of the sentences but write them correctly as well. Rise to the challenge by taking the quiz and see how good your sentence writing skills are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3), and (4) given below in each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct? Question: If he was to decide to go to college, I, for one, would recommend that he plan to go to Yale.
    • A. 

      If he was to decide to go to college,

    • B. 

      If he were to decide to go to college,

    • C. 

      Had he decide to go to college,

    • D. 

      In the event that he decides to go to college,

  • 2. 
    Except for you and I, everyone brought a present to the party.
    • A. 

      Except for you and I, everyone brought

    • B. 

      With exception of you and I, everyone brought

    • C. 

      Except for you and I, everyone had brought

    • D. 

      Except for you and me, everyone brought

  • 3. 
    When one reads the poetry of the seventeenth century, you find a striking contrast between the philosophy of the Cavalier poets such as suckling and the attitude of the Metaphysical poets such as Donne.
    • A. 

      When one reads the poetry of the seventeenth century, you find

    • B. 

      When you read the poetry of the seventeenth century, one finds

    • C. 

      When one reads the poetry of the seventeenth century, he finds

    • D. 

      If one reads the poetry of the 17th century, you find

  • 4. 
    Because of his broken hip, John Jones has not and possibly never will be able to run the mile again.
    • A. 

      Has not and possibly never will be able to run

    • B. 

      Has not and possibly will never be able to run

    • C. 

      Has not been and possibly never would be able to run

    • D. 

      Has not been able to run and possibly never will be able to run

  • 5. 
    Had I realized how close I was to fail, I would not have gone to the party.
    • A. 

      Had I realized how close

    • B. 

      If I would have realized

    • C. 

      If I had realized how close

    • D. 

      When I realized how close

  • 6. 
    The football team's winning it's first game of the season excited the student body.
    • A. 

      The football team's winning it's first game of the season

    • B. 

      The football team having won it's first game of the season

    • C. 

      The football team's having won it's first game of the season

    • D. 

      The football team's winning its first game of the season

  • 7. 
    Anyone interested in the use of computers can learn much if you have access to a state-of-the-art microcomputer.
    • A. 

      If you have access to

    • B. 

      If he has access to

    • C. 

      If access is available to

    • D. 

      By access to

  • 8. 
    No student had ought to be put into a situation where he has to choose between his loyalty to his friends and his duty to the class.
    • A. 

      No student had ought to be put into a situation where

    • B. 

      No student had ought to be put into a situation in which

    • C. 

      No student should be put into a situation where

    • D. 

      No student ought to be put into a situation in which

  • 9. 
    Being a realist, I could not accept his statement that supernatural beings had caused the disturbance.
    • A. 

      Being a realist,

    • B. 

      Since I am a realist,

    • C. 

      Being that I am a realist,

    • D. 

      Being as I am a realist,

  • 10. 
    The reason I came late to class today is because the bus broke down.
    • A. 

      I came late to class today is because

    • B. 

      Why I came late to class today is because

    • C. 

      I was late to school today is because

    • D. 

      I came late to class today is that

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