Are You Brainy Enough to Pass This English Test?

EDUCATION

By: Becky

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About This Quiz

Are you a whiz at English? Take this quiz to find out.

English is a tricky language even for native English speakers. There are all sorts of rules to memorize and apply. You need to know vocabulary, sentence structure, and grammar. And, although even the best of us sometimes get tripped up on the correct way to speak and write English, there are some instances when even the most obvious of errors goes unchecked. 

For instance, do you know the difference between they're, there and their? You'd better, or the grammar Nazis are going to come after you. How about the difference between too, to and two? These are just a couple of common English errors that drive people nuts. Here's another question: Do you know the difference between a noun and a verb? How about the difference between an adjective and an adverb? If you don't, you'd better go back to class. Finally, how good are you at basic punctuation? Do you know when to use an exclamation point? How about the best time to use a colon, a semicolon or a hyphen? If you do, go straight to the head of the class.

So, think you're smart enough to ace this English quiz? Let's get started.

Carol ___________ in the library.

The correct sentence is "Carol is studying in the library." The sentence needs a verb in the present tense.

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What _____ you doing when I called?

The correct sentence is, "What were you doing when I called?" Using the word "was" would make the sentence incorrect.

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Which word means "smart?"

The word "intelligent" means "smart." All of the other words mean the opposite of smart.

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Which word is an antonym for the word "cold"?

The word "hot" is an antonym for the word "cold." All of the other answer choices are antonyms.

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Which form of the following word is correct?

The word "clothing" is correct. Clothful, clothist and clothor are incorrect.

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Nothing _____ done when she's away.

The correct sentence would be "nothing gets done when she's away." The other selections are incorrect.

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They said _______ house is on fourth street.

The correct sentence would be "they said their house is on fourth street." The other answer choices are incorrect.

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Which of the following is a person, place or thing?

A noun is a person, place or thing. A noun can be singular or plural.

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What is the correct spelling of the following word?

The correct spelling is "grammar." Grammar is an important part of the English language.

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You can use my pencil _____ fifth period.

The correct sentence would be, "You can use my pencil until fifth period." The other answer choices are incorrect.

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Which of the following parts of speech signify action?

A verb is an action word. Sing, talk and run are all verbs.

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I will speak ___ Karen when I see her.

The correct sentence is, "I will speak to Karen when I see her." The other answer choices are incorrect.

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She has worked there _____ over ten years.

The correct sentence is, "She has worked here for over ten years." The other answer choices are incorrect.

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Which of the following words means "ancestor"?

Forefather means the same as ancestor. The other answer choices are incorrect.

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Which of the following words is an interjection?

The word "wow" is an interjection. An interjection is a word used to express emotion.

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What word means "the same as"?

Synonym means the same as. Antonym means the opposite of.

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Which of the following is a synonym for the word "big"?

The word "huge" is a synonym for the word "big." All of the other answer choices are antonyms.

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A proper noun almost always starts with what?

A proper noun almost always starts with a capital letter. Proper nouns are names for people and places. An exception is made for companies like eBay and products like the iPhone.

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What would you ____ to eat?

The correct sentence is, "What would you like to eat?" All of the other answer choices are incorrect.

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Which of the following parts of speech is used to describe a person, place or thing?

An adjective is used to describe a noun. Big, brown and colorful are all adjectives.

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Which of the following words describes the head of a school?

A principal is the head of a school. Remember, the principal is your pal.

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She was ____ tired to stay awake any longer.

The correct sentence is "she was too tired to stay awake any longer." All of the other answer choices are incorrect.

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Her job was to perform ____ diligence.

The correct sentence is, "Her job was to perform due diligence." All of the other answer choices are incorrect.

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Which of the following is an antonym for the word inside?

The word "outside" is an antonym for the word "inside." All of the other answer choices are incorrect.

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The dog wagged _____ tail.

The correct sentence is, "The dog wagged its tail." Using the word "it's" in this sentence is incorrect.

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I stole _____ cat.

The correct sentence is, "I stole your cat." All of the other answer choices are incorrect.

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The pencils _____ on your desk.

The correct sentence is, "The pencils are on your desk" All other answer choices are incorrect.

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Which of the following is an antonym for the word "near"?

The word "far" is an antonym for the word "near." The word "close" is an antonym for the word "far."

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Driving is ______ than walking.

The correct sentence is, "Driving is faster than walking." All of the other answer choices are incorrect.

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Which of the following words means "pretty"?

The word "lovely" means "pretty." All of the other words mean the opposite of "pretty."

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Which of the following parts of speech is used to describe an action?

An adverb is used to describe an action. Fast, high and far are all adverbs.

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The word "India" is what kind of noun?

The word "India" is a proper noun. A proper noun is a name for something or someone and always starts with a capital letter.

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She has _______ than 10 items.

The correct sentence is, "She has fewer than 10 items." If something can be counted, use the word "fewer."

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Which of the following symbols is used to express surprise?

An exclamation point is used to express surprise. All of the other answer choices are incorrect.

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We used _____ money to buy snacks.

The correct sentence is, "We used our money to buy snacks." All of the other answer choices are incorrect.

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