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Koka's Grammar School Quiz
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Koka's Grammar School Quiz

Think you can write well? Think again. Here's a quiz that highlights many common spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes that people make because they didn't pay attention in junior high.

Question 1:Correct the capitalized word: I need to use YOU'RE computer for a while.
It's already correct.
yer
your

Question 2:Correct the capitalized word: We're visiting THEIR house this spring.
they're
there
It's already correct.

Question 3:Correct the capitalized word: The dog scratched IT'S ear so much it bled.
It's already correct.
it
its

Question 4:Correct the capitalized word: My family ARE going on a vacation.
is
It's already correct.
our

Question 5:Correct the capitalized word: Can you pick up ARE car at the dealer?
It's already correct.
hour
our

Question 6:Punctuate this sentence correctly: Bobby told me to go to the store for him.
Bobby told me, 'to go to the store for him.'
Bobby told me, 'to go to the store for him'.
It's already correct.

Question 7:Punctuate this sentence correctly: Suzanne asked me, 'Do you like to dance?'
It's already correct.
Suzanne asked me, 'Do you like to dance'?
Suzanne asked me, 'Do you like to dance?'.
Suzanne asked me, 'Do you like to dance.'
Suzanne asked me 'Do you like to dance?'

Question 8:Punctuate this sentence correctly: 'I'm not going to school today' Billy said 'because I am not prepared for the test.'
'I'm not going to school today,' Billy said, 'Because I am not prepared for the test.'
'I'm not going to school today,' Billy said, 'because I am not prepared for the test.'
'I'm not going to school today,' Billy said 'because I am not prepared for the test.'
'I'm not going to school today,' Billy said, 'because I am not prepared for the test'.
It's already correct.

Question 9:Punctuate this sentence correctly: The dogs ear was severely scratched when he got into a fight.
The dog's ear was severely scratched when he got into a fight.
It's already correct.
The dogs' ear was severely scratched when he got into a fight.

Question 10:Punctuate this sentence correctly: The ten messengers' bikes were stolen.
The ten messenger's bikes were stolen.
It's already correct.
The ten messengers bikes were stolen.

Question 11:What's wrong with this sentence: The exam is given by a qualified professional in the field.
Nothing. It's fine the way it is.
It's in the passive voice. It should read 'A qualified professional in the field will give the exam.'
There is a misplaced modifier. It should read 'The exam is given by a professional in the field who is qualified.'

Question 12:Choose the correct spelling.
grammer
gramer
gramar
grammar

Question 13:Choose the correct spelling.
seperate
seperite
seperete
separete
separate

Question 14:Choose the correct spelling.
masterbate
masterbait
masturbate

Question 15:Fill in the blank with the appropriate word: You're a _____ for sore eyes.
sight
site
cite

Question 16:What's wrong with this sentence: I'm going to the store and then school and then I might go out to eat.
It's a sentence fragment.
It's a run-on sentence.
It's fine the way it is.
It needs a comma.

Question 17:What's wrong with this sentence: Because I'm feeling light-headed.
It's a run-on sentence.
It's fine the way it is.
It needs a comma.
It's a sentence fragment.

Question 18:What's wrong with this sentence: Because I slept, I made too many mistakes at work.
It's fine the way it is.
Don't start a sentence with 'because'.
'Too' is misspelled.
It doesn't need a comma.
It's a sentence fragment.

Question 19:Fill in the blank with the appropriate word: How do scary movies ______ you?
effect
effects
affects
affect

Question 20:Fill in the blank with the appropriate word: We had ____ participants in this year's program.
less
least
fewer

Question 21:Fill in the blank with the appropriate word: The man ____ wrote the book is attractive.
whom
who'd
who

Question 22:Fill in the blank with the appropriate word: The data _______ that men tend to be stronger than women.
suggests
suggest
suggesting

Question 23:Fill in the blank with the appropriate word: I have personalized _________ that I use for special occasions.
stationary
stationery
stationerry
stationarry

Question 24:Choose the correct spelling.
ocurred
occurred
occured

Question 25:Fill in the blank with the appropriate word: I have been in this business for ____ long.
to
two
too

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