Choose the correct word for each of the following sentences: Who's Correct Incorrect Who's Whose Correct Incorrect Whose Correct! Wrong! "Who's the one wearing all black?" "Who's" = "who is." Who's Correct Incorrect Who's Whose Correct Incorrect Whose Correct! Wrong! "Whose video got the most views?" "Whose" = "belonging to whom." laying Correct Incorrect laying lying 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! laid Correct Incorrect laid lay Correct Incorrect lay lied 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. who Correct Incorrect who whom 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. it's Correct Incorrect it's its 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! affect Correct Incorrect affect effect 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! affected Correct Incorrect affected effected 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! I Correct Incorrect I me 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." I Correct Incorrect I me 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). freak out Correct Incorrect freak out freakout 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." hook up Correct Incorrect hook up hookup 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. hook up Correct Incorrect hook up hookup 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! was Correct Incorrect was were 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! farther Correct Incorrect farther further 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.