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Test Your Spelling And Grammar With These Questions About The Winter Olympics

If you can google words, you can ace this quiz.

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  1. Which sentence is spelled correctly?
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    The 2018 Winter Olympics will take place in PyoengChang, South Korea.
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    This is the first time the Olympics are being held in Korea since Seoul hosted the Summer Games in 1988.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's spelled Pyeongchang. The "e" and "o" are transposed here, and there's actually no cap C in Pyeongchang, despite the official Olympic styling (PyeongChang).

  2. This year's mascots, a white tiger named Soohorang and a black bear named Bandabi, represent, respectively, protection and willpower.

    True or false: This sentence is grammatically correct.

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    True
    Correct
    Incorrect
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is a perfect sentence.

  3. Choose the correct version of this sentence in terms of BuzzFeed style and spelling (using Merriam-Webster).
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    Because many of the events will be held in the Taebaek Mountains, where temperatures are expected to be frigid, spectators attending the winter games will receive free blankets, raincoats, and heating pads.
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    Because many of the events will be held in the Teabaek Mountains, where temperatures are expected to be frigid, spectators attending the Winter Games will receive free blankets, raincoats, and heating pads.
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    Incorrect
    Because many of the events will be held in the Taebaek Mountains, where temperatures are expected to be frigid, spectators attending the Winter Games will receive free blankets, rain coats, and heating pads.
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    Incorrect
    Because many of the events will be held in the Taebaek Mountains, where temperatures are expected to be frigid, spectators attending the Winter Games will receive free blankets, raincoats, and heating pads.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Taebaek, Winter Games (capped), and raincoats (one word).

  4. No NHL players will participate in men's hockey events this year due to conflicts between the league, the IOC and the NHLPA.

    What's wrong with this sentence in terms of grammar and BuzzFeed style?

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    There's no apostrophe in mens, and the league should be capped.
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    Among should replace between (because there are three items in the list) and a serial comma is needed after IOC.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Between is used to indicated a relationship between two nouns only, and BuzzFeed house style calls for the serial comma, which is a comma employed after and or or in a series.

  5. Choose the version of this sentence that adheres to BuzzFeed style.
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    Three women will represent Nigeria in the ladies' bob-sled competition for the first time in history.
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    Three women will represent Nigeria in the women's bobsled competition for the first time in history.
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    Incorrect
    Three women will represent Nigeria in the women's bob-sleigh competition for the first time in history.
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    Incorrect
    Three women will represent Nigeria in the ladies' bobsleigh competition for the first time in history.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's women's bobsled! BuzzFeed uses the American English bobsled and opts for women's over ladies' when modifying event names.

 
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