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Can You Correctly Use These Commonly Misused Words?

The English language can be fairly difficult and nuanced sometimes! See how well your grammar stacks up with this quiz. Click now to start!

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In which of the following sentences is the word 'less' used correctly?
Jack had less motivation to complete the project than John.
There are less people in Ms. Brenda's class than Mr. Harold's class.
Mary has written less short stories since she got her promotion.

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Fill in the blank: Jess _____ Bob because she is high energy while he is more laid back.
compliments
complements
complaments

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Which of the following sentences uses the correct form of 'it's' or 'its?'
Its a great day to go for a hike!
The snake sheds its own skin every week.
My teddy bear told me that it's tummy hurts.

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Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?
He is taller than his father.
First win the lottery, then buy a yacht.
Rather then waste more time, she decided to leave the waiting room.

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Choose the sentence that uses 'me' correctly?
Tracy and me went to the baseball game yesterday.
Bob said that one day you and me should meet for coffee.
The clown gave the fake flowers to my sister and me.

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Fill in the blank: His father told him that he ______ done the right thing and told the truth.
should've
should of
could

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Which is the correct way to use the word 'principle?'
Anna didn't go to the party on principle.
The principle called Shawn into his office.
The principle investor decided not to renew the organization's funding.

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Is the following sentence correct? 'While dancing at the busy club, Mandy realized that her blouse was inside out and literally was dying of shame.'
Yes
No

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Which sentences uses the word 'stationary' correctly?
Brenda bought personalized stationary when she got hired as business partner.
His mother asked him to go into her stationary drawer to find pens.
The man remained stationary at the street corner all day long.

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Which sentence is grammatically correct?
'Your incorrect,' reprimanded the headmaster.
He always says you're up to no good with your schemes.
It's always you're fault that we get caught!

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Seems like grammar isn't your strongest suit. It's okay! Maybe you can study up on your 'their,' 'they're,' and 'there' rules, then come back and try this quiz again?

B+, Grammar Know-It-All

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So you made a few mistakes with this quiz - it's okay! You can still call yourself a grammar know-it-all. Good job!

A+, Grammar King/Queen

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You must be the friend always correcting others' grammar mistakes, huh? We can tell - you passed this quiz with flying colors! Congratulations!
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1
In which of the following sentences is the word 'less' used correctly?
Jack had less motivation to complete the project than John.
There are less people in Ms. Brenda's class than Mr. Harold's class.
Mary has written less short stories since she got her promotion.
2
Fill in the blank: Jess _____ Bob because she is high energy while he is more laid back.
compliments
complements
complaments
3
Which of the following sentences uses the correct form of 'it's' or 'its?'
Its a great day to go for a hike!
The snake sheds its own skin every week.
My teddy bear told me that it's tummy hurts.
4
Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?
He is taller than his father.
First win the lottery, then buy a yacht.
Rather then waste more time, she decided to leave the waiting room.
5
Choose the sentence that uses 'me' correctly?
Tracy and me went to the baseball game yesterday.
Bob said that one day you and me should meet for coffee.
The clown gave the fake flowers to my sister and me.
6
Fill in the blank: His father told him that he ______ done the right thing and told the truth.
should've
should of
could
7
Which is the correct way to use the word 'principle?'
Anna didn't go to the party on principle.
The principle called Shawn into his office.
The principle investor decided not to renew the organization's funding.
8
Is the following sentence correct? 'While dancing at the busy club, Mandy realized that her blouse was inside out and literally was dying of shame.'
Yes
No
9
Which sentences uses the word 'stationary' correctly?
Brenda bought personalized stationary when she got hired as business partner.
His mother asked him to go into her stationary drawer to find pens.
The man remained stationary at the street corner all day long.
10
Which sentence is grammatically correct?
'Your incorrect,' reprimanded the headmaster.
He always says you're up to no good with your schemes.
It's always you're fault that we get caught!

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