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This 5-Question Quiz Will Test Your Grammar Know-How

Take this mini-quiz from the BuzzFeed copydesk before Grammar Month ends! Tweet us your results @styleguide.

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  1. What's wrong with this sentence?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Dangling modifier
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Punctuation
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Nonparallel structure
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Use of euphemism
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Nonparallel structure

    One of these things is not like the other, is it? How about: "She wanted love, money, and fame"?

  2. Which of these wine names is correctly capitalized?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Riesling
    Via Thinkstock
    Riesling
    Via Thinkstock
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bordeaux
    Via Thinkstock
    Bordeaux
    Via Thinkstock
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Zinfandel
    Via Thinkstock
    Zinfandel
    Via Thinkstock
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Chardonnay
    Via Thinkstock
    Chardonnay
    Via Thinkstock
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Bordeaux

    Wines named for regions are capitalized; wines named for grape varietals are not. (Yep, Bordeaux is actually a city in France!)

  3. Which one of these celebrities' names is spelled incorrectly?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Jay-Z
    Via Getty images/ Kevork Djansezian
    Jay-Z
    Via Getty images/ Kevork Djansezian
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Pharrell Williams
    Via Getty Images/Jason Merritt
    Pharrell Williams
    Via Getty Images/Jason Merritt
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Via Getty Images/ Frazer Harrison
    Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Via Getty Images/ Frazer Harrison
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Gabourey Sidibe
    Via Getty Images/Nicholas Hunt
    Gabourey Sidibe
    Via Getty Images/Nicholas Hunt
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jay-Z

    It's Hova! If you've been paying attention, you know Jay Z dropped that hyphen a while ago.

  4. Which abbreviation should take periods?:

    Correct
    Incorrect
    MBA
    Correct
    Incorrect
    PhD
    Correct
    Incorrect
    DJ
    Correct
    Incorrect
    CEO
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ph.D.

    What's up, Doc? Ph.D. is the only title here that needs periods, according to the BuzzFeed Style Guide and AP Style!

  5. What is the proper way to make “Netflix” possessive?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Netflix's

    Chill out! For most singular proper nouns, apostrophe + s is all it takes.

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