If you consider yourself a grammar wiz and aren’t afraid to put your knowledge to the ultimate test, this quiz may be the perfect one for you. Keep in mind that only a few select people can actually complete this test without making a single mistake, so if you don’t pass…well, you’re a part of the majority.
Grammar quizzes can sometimes be tricky, and if you don’t have the help of Google, some of these questions may actually stump you.
So strap up your mind, prepare your brain and let’s get this started!
1. So we’re going to start this off super, super super easy. Let’s call it a quick warm up before we really kick into high gear. Answer this question with the right word: “Sorry, but these shoes are ___ expensive”. Is it “too” or “to”?
This one is pretty simple. Unless you’re not in high school yet, you should know that the answer is “too”. If you couldn’t get this one, I suggest you touch up on your grammar skills before considering going any further in this test.
2. I won’t lie, this is one that always confused me. “Claire kissed ___ yesterday?” Is it “who” or “whom”?
The answer is “who”! If you got it wrong, don’t worry about it. It’s hard figuring out the difference between who and whom if you’re not a grammar wiz like yours truly!
3. Here’s another who/whom one (sorry!): “ ___ should we invite to the party?”.
The answer is who, and don’t worry…if you got it wrong, no one needs to know about it right?
4. This next one is a tricky one! Lots of people have trouble telling the difference between “affected” and “effected”. It took me a few trips to the dictionary in high school to perfect my use of this word! “The storm severely ________ millions of people.” What do you think…is it “affected” or “effected”?
The answer is affected! Look at it this way: affect is most commonly used as a verb (it is only very rarely used as a noun), while effect is almost always used as a noun. The more you know!
5. Alright, now that you know the difference between “affect” and “effect”, let’s try out another tricky sentence and see if you can get it this time around. “The students wanted to ________ change on the campus.” What do you think…is it “affect” or “effect”? Note: this is a trick question!
The answer is effect! The reason this is a trick question is because in this particular sentence, “to effect change” is actually a fixed phrase in which the word effect is used as a verb. Give yourself a pat on the back if you got right. If you didn’t, well…just move on to the next question.
6. Okay, this is another tricky one. Let’s see if you can get it. “Who ate all the donuts ____ I bought this morning?” Is it “which” or “that”?
If you guessed “that”, you’re right!
7. This next one seems simple enough…but it’s not. It’s actually a little bit tricky. People misuse the use of these words all the time. “Neither one of us ___ capable of winning.” What do you think should go in the blank, “is” or “are”?
The answer is “are”, and it’s because the sentence refers to two people who aren’t capable of winning, thus making it plural.
8. And last, but not least! “She is one of those doctors who _____ house calls.” What do you think, should it be “make” or “makes”?
The answer is “makes”. How did you do on the test? Are you truly a grammar wiz, or are you a grammar fail? Let us know!