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How Good Is Your Grammar?

Do you know your prepositions from your pronouns? Prove it here.

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  1. 1. Which word completes this sentence?

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    "were"
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    Incorrect
    "was"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's in the subjunctive, so you need to use "were". As if Beyoncé would get it wrong.

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  2. 2. Which word completes this sentence?

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    "its"
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    "it's"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Its" is the possessive form of it, whereas "it's" is a contraction of "it is".

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  3. 3. Which word completes this sentence?

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    "their"
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    Incorrect
    "they're"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's "their". "They're" is a contraction of "they are", obvs.

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  4. 4. Which words in this sentence are pronouns?

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    The "it"s
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    None of them
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun, and that's what both occurrences of "it" are doing here.

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  5. 5. How many pronouns are there in this sentence?

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    One
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    Three
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "That", "me", and "something" are all pronouns.

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  6. 6. Which word(s) in this sentence are pronouns?

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    Just "I"
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    "I" and "you"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "I" and "you" both fill in for a noun.

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  7. 7. What is the subject of this sentence?

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    "She"
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    "is"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    As well as being a powerful woman, "She" is the subject of this sentence.

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  8. 8. Which word in this sentence is an adjective?

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    "loud"
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    "very"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The adjective "loud" describes the music.

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  9. 9. Which word(s) in this sentence are adverbs?

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    Just "again"
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    Both "not" and "again"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The words "not" and "again" both modify the meaning of the verb ("doing") in the sentence.

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  10. 10. How many adverbs are there in this sentence?

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    One
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    Two
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Both "all" and "together" modify "we're in this".

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  11. 11. Which part of this sentence is a gerund?

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    "complaining"
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    "boring"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "His constant complaining" is the gerund here.

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  12. 12. What's the object of this sentence?

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    Tom
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    chemistry
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Tom is the subject of the sentence, and chemistry is the object.

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  13. 13. What are "the cats" in this sentence?

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    The subject
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    The object
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    Wrong!

    They're the object, and the person who needs to go home to feed them is the subject.

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  14. 14. Which is the dependent clause of this sentence?

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    "If there are spiders out there"
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    "I'm not going"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "If there are spiders out there" augments the main clause of the sentence, but couldn't stand on its own.

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  15. 15. Which is the independent clause of this sentence?

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    "Bob is good at maths"
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    "But Alice is better"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Bob is good at maths" could stand on its own as a sentence.

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  16. 16. Which word is the preposition in this sentence?

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    a
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    for
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    Wrong!

    A preposition comes before a noun or pronoun and shows the noun's relationship to other words in the sentence.

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  17. 17. How many prepositions are in this sentence?

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    One
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    Two
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    Wrong!

    Just one: past.

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  18. 18. Is this sentence grammatically correct?

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    Yes
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    No
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It should be "whose", not "who's".

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