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This Five-Question Quiz Will Test Your Grammar Skills

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  1. Which of these should actually be two words (per Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary)?

    moreso
    Via Mike Mozart / Creative Commons / Flickr: jeepersmedia
    moreso
    Via Mike Mozart / Creative Commons / Flickr: jeepersmedia
    oftentimes
    Via Rodger Evans / Creative Commons / Flickr: 28681973@N00
    oftentimes
    Via Rodger Evans / Creative Commons / Flickr: 28681973@N00
    smartphone
    Via Omar Jordan Fawahl / Creative Commons / Flickr: omarjordanf
    smartphone
    Via Omar Jordan Fawahl / Creative Commons / Flickr: omarjordanf
    wineglass
    Via Simon_sees / Creative Commons / Flickr: 39551170@N02
    wineglass
    Via Simon_sees / Creative Commons / Flickr: 39551170@N02
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "More so" is always two words!

  2. Thinkstock
    a gun rights advocate
    a mixed up situation
    a poorly written article
    an ice cream sundae
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A mixed-up situation!

    The other phrases don't need hyphens.

  3. Which one of these words does not need to be capitalized?

    Kleenex
    Via Flickr: 39908901@N06 / Creative Commons
    Kleenex
    Via Flickr: 39908901@N06 / Creative Commons
    Polaroid
    Via kristina / Flickr: kisforkristina / Creative Commons
    Polaroid
    Via kristina / Flickr: kisforkristina / Creative Commons
    Thermos
    Via Jonathan Rees / Flickr: 70365734@N00 / Creative Commons
    Thermos
    Via Jonathan Rees / Flickr: 70365734@N00 / Creative Commons
    None of the above
    Via Jez Arnold / Flickr: jezarnold / Creative Commons
    None of the above
    Via Jez Arnold / Flickr: jezarnold / Creative Commons
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Thermos" was originally a trademark, but it was declared generic in 1963.

    Because who actually calls them "vacuum flasks"?

  4. Which of these words is spelled correctly?

    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Fiery" is the correct spelling!

    The others should be grateful, hierarchy, and inoculate.

  5. What's the problem with this sentence?

    capitalization
    punctuation
    spelling
    none of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The spelling!

    It should be "led," not "lead."

This Five-Question Quiz Will Test Your Grammar Skills

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