HOW STUFF WORKS
QUIZZES

FOLLOW US
How Well Do You Remember Your Daily Oral Language Lessons?
by Becky
shutterstock

Are you a proud, card-carrying member of the grammar police? If so, you will probably enjoy this quiz. We've prepared a list of 35 of the most common grammar mistakes we all have been guilty of. We challenge you to identify them all.

Some of the most common grammar errors involve the use of the words there, their and they're. Some people just can't seem to use these words properly. They're really simple to use, if you understand what they mean. For instance, the word "they're" is a contraction that combines the words "they" and "are," so to write "they're children are all grown" means that you have written "they are children are all grown." Sounds silly, right? The word "their" indicates possession, so when we're talking about "their" grown children, we would use the word "their." And finally, the word "there" indicates placement, like here and there. So, use the word "there" when you are talking about the location of something. As an example, we are not going "there" after the party.

Simple, right? So, if the misuse of words they're, there and their drive you nuts, and if dangling modifiers, incomplete comparisons and passive voice make you want to scream, this is the quiz for you.

Let's get started.

Read More
Scroll to Begin Quiz

ABOUT HOWSTUFFWORKS

How much do you know about how car engines work? And how much do you know about how the English language works? And what about how guns work? How much do you know? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks is about more than providing great answers about how the world works. We are also here to bring joy to your day with fun quizzes, compelling photography and fascinating listicles. Some of our content is about how stuff works. Some is about how much you know about how stuff works. And some is just for fun! Because, well, did you know that having fun is an important part of how your brain works? Well, it is! So keep reading!