Can You Identify These Grammar Mistakes?

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Becky

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Which word doesn't belong? I have visited Niagara Falls last summer.

The sentence should read: I visited Niagara Falls last summer. The word "have" does not belong in the sentence.

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Which word is best? The woman _____ lives here is from Germany.

The sentence should read: The woman who lives here is from Germany. The woman is a who, not a which or a what.

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Which word doesn't belong: She’s married with a dentist.

The sentence should read: She's married to a dentist. The word "with" is incorrect.

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Which word doesn't belong? She was boring during the movie.

The sentence should read: She was bored during the movie. The word "boring" is incorrect.

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Which word doesn't belong? I must to call him tomorrow.

The sentence should read: I must call him tomorrow. The word "to" doesn't belong.

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Which word is incorrect? Every students likes the teacher.

The sentence should read: Every student likes the teacher. The word "students" is incorrect.

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Which word doesn't belong? Although it was snowing, but we had the tour.

The sentence should read: Although it was snowing, we had the tour. The word "but" is not necessary in this sentence. (Another way to phrase the sentence could be: It was snowing, but we had the tour.)

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Which word doesn't belong? I enjoyed from the game.

The sentence should read: I enjoyed the game. The word "from" doesn't belong.

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Which word is incorrect? I look forward to meet you.

The sentence should read: I look forward to meeting you. The word "meet" should be "meeting."

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Which word doesn't belong? She can to dance.

The sentence should read: She can dance. The word "to" doesn't belong.

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What word is missing? I live in neighborhood.

The sentence should read: I live in the neighborhood. The word "the" is missing.

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Which word doesn't belong? When I will arrive, I will call you.

The sentence should read: When I arrive, I will call you. The first "will" doesn't belong.

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Which word is incorrect? I’ve been here since six months.

The sentence should read: I've been here for six months. The word "since" is incorrect.

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Which word is incorrect? You speak English good.

The sentence should read: You speak English well. The word "good" is incorrect.

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Which word is incorrect? The police is there.

The sentence should read: The police are there. The word "is" is incorrect.

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Which word doesn't belong? You should not to drive.

The sentence should read: You should not drive. The word "to" doesn't belong.

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Which word is incorrect? Do you like a glass of water?

The sentence should read: Would you like a glass of water? The word "do" is incorrect.

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Which word is incorrect? There is seven boys in the school.

The sentence should read: There are seven boys in the school. The word "is" is incorrect.

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Which word is incorrect? I didn’t see nobody.

The sentence should read: I didn't see anybody. The word "nobody" is incorrect.

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Which word is incorrect? My bus departs in 5:00 am.

The sentence should read: My bus departs at 5:00 am. The word "in" is incorrect.

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What word is missing? Where is grocery store?

The sentence should read: Where is the grocery store? The word "the" is missing.

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What word is missing? Please explain me how improve my Spanish.

The sentence should read: Please explain to me how to improve my Spanish. The word "to" is missing - twice!

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Which word is incorrect? We studied during five hours.

The sentence should read: We studied for five hours. The word "during" is incorrect.

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Which word is incorrect? You cannot take all what you like!

The sentence should read: You cannot take all that you like! The word "what" is incorrect.

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What word is missing? The presentation was success.

The sentence should read: The presentation was a success. The word "a" is missing.

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What word is missing? My father wanted me be a doctor.

The sentence should read: My father wanted me to be a doctor. The word "to" is missing.

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What word doesn't belong? The life is hard.

The sentence should read: Life is hard. The word "the" doesn't belong.

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What word is missing? How many dogs you have?

The sentence should read: How many dogs do you have? The word "do" is missing.

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Which word is incorrect? You are very kind, as your father.

The sentence should read: You are very kind, like your father. The word "as" is incorrect.

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Which word is incorrect? She said me that she liked him.

The sentence should read: She told me that she liked him. The word "said" is incorrect.

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What word is missing? My boyfriend is doctor.

The sentence should read: My boyfriend is a doctor. The word "a" is missing.

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Which word is incorrect? They made the banner themself.

The sentence should read: They made the banner themselves. The word "themself" is incorrect.

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Which word doesn't belong? If I am in town, I will contact to you.

The sentence should read: If I am in town, I will contact you. The word "to" doesn't belong.

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Which word doesn't belong? We usually drive to home.

The sentence should read: We usually drive home. The word "to" doesn't belong.

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Which word is incorrect? I closed the door very quiet.

The sentence should read: I closed the door very quietly. The word "quiet" is incorrect.

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About This Quiz

Are you a grammar freak? Do you hate how the internet puts a ton of grammar errors on display? If you think your grammar skills are up to par, take this quiz to find out how many of these grammar mistakes you can identify.

If you think grammar isn't important, consider this popular internet meme: a woman without her man is nothing. Put in some punctuation, and this sentence can have more than one meaning. For instance, "a woman, without her man, is nothing." But also, "a woman - without her, man is nothing." See how punctuation changes things?

Here's another example: She has dirty-blonde hair. Take out the hyphen, and you are left with: She has dirty blonde hair. So, is the woman's blonde hair dirty, or is the color of the woman's hair dirty-blonde? Use grammar and punctuation to make your meaning clear, or you are likely to have trouble communicating with others.

Finally, there are some situations in which grammar may be more important than others. At work, most of us are expected to communicate in a more formal manner. Although we might get away with making common grammar errors in everyday communication, most of us are held to a higher standard in the workplace.

Take this grammar quiz to find out if you're a grammar ace.

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