Quiz: We Gave This Basic Grammar Test To 92 Americans And Only 6 Passed It

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Are you as good at grammar as you think you are? Put your grammar chops to the test by answering these tricky questions and prove you're a grammar genius!

How well do you know English grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, verb conjugation, tense, synonyms, and more?

 Oct 08, 2017
1 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: Everyone in the office _____ sick.
is
are
2 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: Michael's favorite dessert _____ blueberry cupcakes.
are
is
3 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: Scott, as well as his brother, _____ going to the party tonight.
are
is
4 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: The average worker’s earnings _____ gone up dramatically.
have
has
5 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: _____ car keys are sitting on the table?
Who's
Whose
6 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: If you hurry, you _____ get there on time.
might
may
7 of 24Pick your answer!
Identify the preposition in this sentence: The dog ran under the couch.
the
under
dog
8 of 24Pick your answer!
Identify the preposition in this sentence: Can you give the book to him tomorrow?
to
tomorrow
can
9 of 24Pick your answer!
Identify the adverb in this sentence: They went for a rather long walk.
a
rather
long
10 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: I wish I _____ paid more attention to my English teacher.
would have
had
have
11 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: Jennifer kissed _____ yesterday?
who
whom
12 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: _____ should we invite to the party?
Whom
Who
13 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: _____ wants ice cream?
Whom
Who
14 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: The storm severely _____ millions of people.
affected
effected
15 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: Eating dark chocolate can have a positive _____ on one’s mood.
effect
affect
16 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: I knew my argument would _____ his choice, so I intentionally stayed quiet.
effect
affect
17 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: Please come and visit me _____ day you like.
every
any
each
18 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: The house _____ cleaned if they had visitors.
would have been
will be
would be
must be
19 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: Sorry, but these shoes are way _____ expensive.
too
to
20 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: I have _____ much to do today.
to
too
21 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: Who ate all the doughnuts _____ I bought this morning?
which
that
22 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: Donna is definitely stronger _____ her sister.
than
then
23 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: Neither one of us _____ capable of winning.
are
is
24 of 24Pick your answer!
Fill in the blank: She is one of those doctors who _____ house calls.
makes
make
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