Posted by: episystechpubs | January 6, 2022

Editor’s Corner: New Year Grammar Quiz

Good morning. You’ll want to make sure you’ve had your coffee or tea this morning because it’s quiz day!

It’s been a while since we took a quiz together. This one comes from GrammarBook.com. I’ve selected quiz questions that cover rules I know Kara or I have covered at some point (maybe in the distant past), but if you’re a grammar glutton (like I am) and you want to test yourself on many different rules, you can find the full quiz here.

After you take the quiz, scroll down to see the answers and links to the explanations.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that you might come up with other correct ways to revise or correct some of these sentences. The links provided will explain the reasoning behind the correct answers provided by GrammarBook.com. If you do come up with a different answer, don’t shoot the messenger (that’s me!).

Good luck to you, ya big word nerds!

1. Wanda just bought a car [that / which] gets sixty miles per gallon.

2. Since [their / they’re] last available overtime shift was [mine / mine’s], let’s make the next one [your’s / yours] so you can earn some extra money too.

3. Change the adjective in parentheses into its proper comparative form:
Joel thinks that these instructions are (simple) than those.

4. Capitalize the following title properly:
"learning to bake like never before"

5. Does this sentence include text that can be emphasized with quotation marks? If so, place them around it. If not, identify "no quotation marks."
Samaira thinks her 4,000-square-foot house is too big.

6. Is this a compound sentence? [Yes / No]
Markus will change the headlight bulb today, and then he will replace the battery tomorrow.

7. Use proper negation to express the opposite of the following sentence.
All musicians are formally trained.

8. Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the third person singular feminine personal pronouns.
_____ has been driving that make and model of car for many years. That one there is _____, and if you ask ____, ____ can tell you what ____ likes and doesn’t like about it.

(Scroll down to see the answers.)

Quiz answers and links to explanations:

1. Wanda just bought a car that gets sixty miles per gallon.
Which vs. That

2. Since their last available overtime shift was mine, let’s make the next one yours so you can earn some extra money too.
Possessive Pronouns

3. Joel thinks that these instructions are simpler (or more simple) than those.
Comparative Adjectives

4. "Learning to Bake Like Never Before"
Capitalizing Titles

5. Samaira thinks her 4,000-square-foot house is too big. “No quotation marks”
Quotation Marks for Emphasis

6. Is this a compound sentence? Yes
Markus will change the headlight bulb today, and then he will replace the battery tomorrow.
Compound Sentences: What Is a Compound Sentence?

7. Not all musicians are formally trained.
Negative Words

8. She has been driving that make and model of car for many years. That one there is hers, and if you ask her, she can tell you what she likes and doesn’t like about it.
Personal Pronouns

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