Grammar Genius or Goon?
by Staff
Its two common for smart people too make grammar mistakes. What's you're grammar IQ?

Let's say you're addressing a holiday card to a family with the last name "Smith." How should it appear on the envelope?

  • The Smith's
  • The Smiths
  • The Smiths'

Finish these sentences: "Brian and ___ shared a pizza." "The dog ran right over to Brian and ___."

  • me, I
  • I, I
  • I, me

Which of the following is a correct representation of how a year should be written?

  • the 1990s
  • the 1990's
  • the nineteen nineties

Add in the missing words: "___ time for the dog to get ___ bath."

  • Its, its
  • Its, it's
  • It's, its

Fill in the blanks: "The Atlanta Falcons are going to ____ in the playoffs again." "I lost so much weight that my pants are getting ___!

  • lose, loose
  • loose, loose
  • loose, lose

Which of these is a real word?

  • nauseous
  • conversate
  • irregardless

What's the meaning of "i.e.," anyway?

  • "in other words"
  • "that is"
  • both of the above

Which fits into this sentence? "I'd rather have steak ______ chicken for dinner."

  • then
  • than
  • Either — they're interchangeable.

True or false: "Less" and "fewer" can be used interchangeably.

  • true
  • false

True or false: There should always be a comma before "and" if you're separating elements in a series.

  • true
  • false
  • Well, that all depends.