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Are You Brainy Enough to Pass This English Test?
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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.

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