How Well Do You Actually Remember Elementary School Grammar?

Oh god, should this sentence have more commas???

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  1. 1. Select the preposition in this sentence.

    Mom
    The
    My
    Behind
    Chair
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Behind!

    Prepositions are words generally used in front of nouns and pronouns to show the relationship between those words and the rest of the words in a sentence. Source.

  2. 2. How many adverbs are in this sentence?

    Zero
    One
    Two
    Three
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Three!

    Adverbs are words that give information about verbs, adjectives, and/or other adverbs. Source. Correction: This post originally stated that there were two adverbs when there are, in fact, three.

  3. 3. Correctly punctuate this sentence.

    Emily who was wearing red, looked at the door.
    Emily, who was wearing red, looked, at the door.
    Emily who was wearing red, looked at the door.
    Emily, who was wearing red, looked at the door.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Nonessential clauses add extra information to a sentence and are set off with a comma. Source

  4. 4.

    Who's phone is this?
    Whose phone is this?
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Whose!

    "Who's" is a contraction that always means "who is" or "who has." "Whose," on the other hand, is used to indicate possession. Source.

  5. 5.

    You can affect the future if you put your plans into effect.
    You can effect the future if you put your plans into effect.
    You can effect the future if you put your plans into affect.
    You can affect the future if you put your plans into affect.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Though both words can be used either as a verb or a noun, "affect" and "effect" do not overlap in meaning. Source.

  6. 6. Select the subject of this sentence.

    The
    Computer
    Slowly
    Turned
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Computer!

    The sentence's subject is a noun that is doing something in the sentence. Generally, if you just look to see what is "verb-ing" in a sentence, that word is the subject. Source.

  7. 7. Place quotation marks in this sentence.

    Timmy said, "I really love this TV show".
    Timmy said, "I really love this TV show."
    Timmy said", I really love this TV show."
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Quotation marks are used to indicate direct quotes and are set off with a comma after "said." In American English, the period is placed inside the closing quotation mark. Source

  8. 8.

    I was studying in the library, you came in to join me.
    I was studying in the library.
    I was studying in the library, you joined me.
    When I was studying in the library, when you came to join me.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    An independent clause contains a subject and a verb and expresses a full thought on its own. Source.

  9. 9.

    Also known as an auxiliary verb.

    Must
    Is
    Can
    Will
    By
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    By!

    There are 23 helping verbs, listed here.

  10. 10.

    Walking along, cars were whizzing past.
    Walking along, cars whizzed past.
    Walking along, I saw cars whizzing past.
    Walking along, I saw cars whizzed past.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Since "I" is the subject, it should be placed immediately after the modifying clause ("Walking along"). Otherwise, it reads as if the cars are the ones doing the walking. Source

How Well Do You Actually Remember Elementary School Grammar?