Test your English grammar skills

Brad Hegarty
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How well do you know your English grammar? Find out with this 10-question quiz.

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Question 1

Question
Which of the words in the following sentence is an adjective? "There was a smell of food drifting from the open window."
Answer
  • Food
  • Smell
  • Drifting
  • Open

Question 2

Question
Apostrophe use: Which of the following sentences is CORRECT?
Answer
  • Susan's dog licked it's lips.
  • Susans' dog licked it's lips.
  • Susan's dog licked its lips.

Question 3

Question
Which one of the following sentences is CORRECT?
Answer
  • David responded with an angry email, saying: "There's nothing wrong with my grammer!"
  • David responded with an angry email, saying: "There's nothing wrong with my grammar!"
  • David responded with an angry email, saying: "Their's nothing wrong with my grammar!"
  • David responded with an angry email, saying: "Theres nothing wrong with my grammer!"

Question 4

Question
Which of these sentences is CORRECT?
Answer
  • I saw something weird in the sky last night.
  • I seen something weird in the sky last night.
  • I seen something wierd in the sky last night.
  • I saw something wierd in the sky last night.

Question 5

Question
Now for a slightly trickier one: which of the following is a SUBJECTIVE PRONOUN?
Answer
  • I
  • Us
  • Him/Her
  • Them

Question 6

Question
Which of the following sentences is CORRECT?
Answer
  • There were less than 5,000 people at the concert on Saturday night.
  • There were fewer than 5,000 people at the concert on Saturday night.

Question 7

Question
Henry was in such a hurry to get to English lessons that he [blank_start]literally[blank_end] flew down the school corridor and into the classroom.
Answer
  • literally
  • figuratively

Question 8

Question
Which of the following sentences is CORRECT?
Answer
  • Joan wanted to ensure that the data on her computer was protected.
  • Joan wanted to ensure that the data on her computer were protected.
  • Joan wanted to insure that the data on her computer was protected.
  • Joan wanted to insure that the data on her computer were protected.

Question 9

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The chef began to cook the food [blank_start]that[blank_end] the diners had ordered.
Answer
  • that
  • which

Question 10

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The storm had a huge [blank_start]effect[blank_end] on the community as some 5,000 people were left without power.
Answer
  • effect
  • affect