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Test Your Grammar With One Direction And Friends

Are these song lyrics grammatically correct? Find out with this sequel to the first quiz!

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  1. 1. ONE DIRECTION

    Zayn Malik is...
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    Zayn Malik is...

    CORRECT
    INCORRECT
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Zayn wants desperately to find out if this relationship is platonic or romantic! Fortunately for him, "toward" and "towards" are interchangeable. That said, some style guides may direct you to one or another, depending on preference and country. "Towards" is generally preferred in the U.K. If you missed this one and are upset, you have my permission to start over! CORRECT: Either way!

  2. 2. AVETT BROTHERS

    Scott Avett is...
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    Scott Avett is...

    CORRECT
    INCORRECT
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Scott pleads for his love to give him a second chance, lamenting all the untender things he has said! We don't know the end of the story, but we *do* know that Scott understands the difference between "then" and "than." INCORRECT: "...somebody other then myself."

  3. 3. ETTA JAMES

    Etta James is...
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    Etta James is...

    CORRECT
    INCORRECT
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Etta externally processes some of the bad feelings she is getting when she sees her man and another woman together. She makes the correct use of the objective pronoun, "her." Years later, Beyoncé would follow in Etta's grammatically correct footsteps! INCORRECT: "...when I saw you and she talking."

  4. 4. DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE

    Ben Gibbard is...
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    Ben Gibbard is...

    CORRECT
    INCORRECT
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ben sings a sad and historically inaccurate ballad about the creation of the Atlantic Ocean. (I'm kidding; it's a metaphor!) To make matters worse, he uses a plural verb with a singular subject. "Rhythm" is the subject of the sentence! CORRECT: "The rhythm of my footsteps crossing flatlands to your door has been silenced forevermore..."

  5. 5. 3 DOORS DOWN

    Brad Arnold is...
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    Brad Arnold is...

    CORRECT
    INCORRECT
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Brad realizes just how lost he is without his love in proximity to him! Unfortunately, he doesn't use the right word when he tries to relay his feelings. As Tracy Jordan said, "Superman does good. You're doing well." CORRECT: "...cause I'm not doing so well without you."

  6. 6. MEN AT WORK

    Colin Hay is...
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    Colin Hay is...

    CORRECT
    INCORRECT
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Colin proudly describes events that happened to him in beautiful Australia. Though he ends his sentence with a preposition, it's totally fine. In fact, ending your sentence with a preposition is generally an acceptable thing to do! Regardless of how you feel about prepositions, "Land Down Under" is the name for this region of the world, so the preposition is grouped in with the proper noun. INCORRECT: "I come from a land that is located down under the rest of the world."

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