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This Test Will Determine How Good You Are At Grammar

How good do you grammar?

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  1. Correct
    Incorrect
    Who's
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Whose
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Who's the one wearing all black?"

    "Who's" = "who is."

  2. Correct
    Incorrect
    Who's
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Whose
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Whose video got the most views?"

    "Whose" = "belonging to whom."

  3. Correct
    Incorrect
    laying
    Correct
    Incorrect
    lying
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "We caught the dog lying on the cat's bed."

    Dogs lie down, and you lay an object down — so in this case, "lying" is correct!

  4. Correct
    Incorrect
    laid
    Correct
    Incorrect
    lay
    Correct
    Incorrect
    lied
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "My cat lay down on the keyboard and crashed my computer."

    "Lay" is the past tense of "lie," so "lay" is correct! "Laid" is the past tense of "lay," which is a totally different verb that requires an object. Yeah, it's confusing AF — but here's an explainer.

  5. Correct
    Incorrect
    who
    Correct
    Incorrect
    whom
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "She's the one who I think ate the last strawberry Starburst."

    Tip: When you simplify the sentence to "I think she ate the last strawberry Starburst," you can see that "she" is the subject of that clause, which means the correct answer is "who." Who ate the last strawberry Starburst? She did.

  6. Correct
    Incorrect
    it's
    Correct
    Incorrect
    its
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "My dorm finally got its act together and installed a washer and dryer."

    "It's" with an apostrophe always stands for "it is," so "its" is correct!

  7. Correct
    Incorrect
    affect
    Correct
    Incorrect
    effect
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "The three glasses of wine I drank had no effect on me."

    As a noun, "affect" means observable emotion, while "effect" means result — so "effect" is the correct answer!

  8. Correct
    Incorrect
    affected
    Correct
    Incorrect
    effected
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Daenerys was not affected by the events of the Red Wedding."

    As a verb, "affect" means "impact," while "effect" means "bring about" — so "affected" is the correct answer!

  9. Correct
    Incorrect
    I
    Correct
    Incorrect
    me
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "That quiz would be too easy for you and me."

    "Me" is correct, since it's the object of the sentence. An easy way to tell: You'd never say "too easy for I."

  10. Correct
    Incorrect
    I
    Correct
    Incorrect
    me
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Javi and I were the first ones to line up for lunch."

    "I" is correct, because it's in the subject of the sentence (also, "me was the first one to line up for lunch" sounds ridiculous).

  11. Correct
    Incorrect
    freak out
    Correct
    Incorrect
    freakout
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "I watched my friend completely freak out over Beyoncé's new album."

    "Freak out" is two words when used as a verb — "freakout" as one word is a noun, as in "my friend had a freakout."

  12. Correct
    Incorrect
    hook up
    Correct
    Incorrect
    hookup
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "I know for a fact we are going to hook up this weekend."

    Just like in the previous question, "hook up" is the verb form — "hookup" refers to the noun form of the word.

  13. Correct
    Incorrect
    hook up
    Correct
    Incorrect
    hookup
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "What's your most embarrassing college hookup story?"

    It's one word as a noun, two words as a verb!

  14. Correct
    Incorrect
    was
    Correct
    Incorrect
    were
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "If I were a Labradoodle, I'd have more followers on Instagram."

    This clause is hypothetical, so it calls for the subjunctive mood — "were" is correct!

  15. Correct
    Incorrect
    farther
    Correct
    Incorrect
    further
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "My best friend got a new job and moved even farther away."

    "Farther" refers to distance; "further" refers to degree.

 
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