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QUIZ: Can You Identify and Name the Grammar Errors?

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Apr 4, 2019 7:30:00 AM

quiz-2058888_640Knowing that you’ve just read a sentence or passage with a grammar error in it and being able to identify exactly what that grammar error is are two separate things. Do you think that you’re good at naming common grammar errors when you see them, using the appropriate terms?

Take this quiz to see if you can identify and name the grammar error(s) you find. 

1. Demonstrating effective continuous-tracking programs have also helped primary institutions meet more delicate regulatory expectations.
  1. Improper use of hyphen
  2. Missing subject-verb agreement
  3. Superfluous adverbs
  4. Necessary commas missing
2. Roiling over the vast plains, we nervously watched every news report's information about the status of the approaching tornado.
  1. Misplaced participle phrase
  2. Incorrect use of adjectives
  3. Incorrect apostrophe use
  4. Misplaced reflexive pronouns
3. There is a sky-blue large round box sitting on the counter and its lid is missing and can’t be found.
  1. Incorrect apostrophe usage
  2. Improper use of the hyphen
  3. Incorrect order of adjectives
  4. Incorrect order of verbs

4. Mayor Smith, who’s law enforcement background is well-known, just signed proposed legislation to extend disciplinary action against those who violate their parole.

  1. Improper possessive relative pronoun
  2. Misplaced modifiers and missing articles
  3. Improper relative clause construction used
  4. Misplaced apostrophes and adjectives

5. At the airport a group of students had there belongings illegally searched and vowed that their going to sue.

  1. Incorrect use of participle phrases
  2. Confused use of homophones
  3. Incorrect use of adjectives
  4. Incorrect use of dependent clauses
6. Maria went to the grocery store. Then she took a nap. After she got home.
  1. Subject-verb agreement missing
  2. Sentence structures unparallel
  3. Articles and pronouns missing
  4. Sentence fragments

 7. Alot of prominent engineers and innovators continue to push the limits of human knowledge farther and farther in the modern era.

  1. Nonword used
  2. Misspelled adjectives
  3. Superfluous adverbs
  4. Superfluous conjunctions

8. Juan is a pilot who has trained with fighter pilots he knows how to operate commercial airliners too and gives flying lessons he knows how to fly a plane upside down too.

  1. This is a sentence with an unparallel construction.
  2. This is an example of a weak interrogative sentence.
  3. This is an example of a run-on sentence.
  4. This is a sentence with too many conjunctions.

9. Henry is not upset with you, he isn’t completely pleased with you, either.

  1. Double negatives are present.
  2. Reflexive pronouns are missing.
  3. Adverbial clauses are missing.
  4. Comma splices are present.
10. The mountains are very extremely large, and are quite beautiful when seen from the Johnsons’ home in the lower valley.
  1. Superfluous adjectives are used and the apostrophe is incorrect.
  2. A comma splice is used and there needs to be a conjunction present.
  3. Superfluous adverbs are used and there is no need for a comma.
  4. An extra article is used and there needs to be a modifier present.

 Go here to see the answers. Share your results and what you discover in the comments below.



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