Only a True Perfectionist Can Ace This Spelling and Grammar Quiz

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Isadora Teich

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Which of these is spelled correctly?

Beginning is spelled correctly. It is the point where something starts.

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Pick the adjective.

Adjectives describe a person or thing. A person can be friendly.

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Which of these can be a noun?

Many things can be nouns. A person, animal, place, thing, quality, idea, activity or feeling can be a noun.

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Which of these is the correct spelling?

The correct spelling is "museum." This word has Greek and Latin roots.

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"Grapes" is what kind of a noun?

If there is only one of a noun, such as "grape," then it is singular. As "grapes" refers to more than one grape, it is a plural noun.

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A complete sentence is a complete _________.

A sentence should be able to stand on its own and make sense. It expresses a complete thought, containing both a subject and something about the subject.

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What is the punctuation mark "." called?

This mark is called a period. It is used to indicate the end of a sentence.

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__________ is a verb.

Verbs are actions or things that someone can do. Killing is an action.

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Which of these is the correct spelling?

The correct spelling is "attitude." It comes from the Latin "aptitudo," which means "fitness."

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Pick the noun.

Nouns are people, places and things. A desk is a thing or object.

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Which of these is the correct spelling?

The proper spelling is "psychiatrist." It is the name of a medical practitioner who treats and diagnoses mental illness.

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Which of these is an adjective?

"Handsome" is an adjective. Adjectives describe something or someone.

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What is the punctuation mark "," called?

Commas indicate that a pause should be taken. They also separate items in a list.

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_________ is a verb.

Verbs are action words. Someone who is sleeping is in the act of sleep. Note that "sleep" can also be a noun.

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Words that end in -ly are often ________.

Adverbs are used to describe actions and often end in -ly. Examples include "quickly" and "happily," but not every word that ends this way is an adverb.

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Which of these is the correct spelling?

The correct spelling is "humble." It is an adjective which means to be modest or of a low rank.

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Sentences are made up of a subject and a _________.

A basic sentence has a subject and a predicate. The predicate contains a verb and says something about the subject of the sentence.

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Which word is spelled correctly?

"Usually" is spelled correctly. This word is an adverb.

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What can exclamation marks be used to convey?

Exclamation marks are used to convey sudden cries of intense emotion. They should be used sparingly in writing for the best effect.

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Which word is spelled correctly?

The correct spelling is "neighbor." A neighbor is someone who lives nearby.

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What do pronouns take the place of in sentences?

Pronouns take the place of any noun in a sentence. Pronouns are words like "he," "she" and "they."

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Conjunctions always _______ two words, phrases, or clauses.

Conjunctions connect two separate ideas. These are words like "and" or "but."

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Which of these is the correct spelling?

The correct spelling is "righteous." To be righteous means to be morally right.

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What do all sentences start with?

All sentences start with an uppercase letter. They also all end with some form of punctuation.

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In English, what often makes a noun plural?

The noun "pillow" is singular. To indicate there is more than one pillow, the word becomes "pillows."

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Which word is spelled correctly?

"Arctic" is spelled correctly. This word describes frigid conditions and is also a type of climate.

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What is the most common way to indicate that a book belongs to Lana?

In English, an apostrophe followed by an "s" is tacked onto the end of a noun to indicate possession. When you say or write "That is Lana's book!" everyone knows that the book belongs to her.

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Can the same word be both a noun and an adjective?

This is very common. One example is the word cold. You can have a cold, which is a noun, but the weather outside can also be described as cold, which is an adjective in that case.

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Name the punctuation mark used in this sentence.

All sentences must end with a punctuation mark. This one ends with a period.

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Which of these is a noun?

Nouns are people, places and things. A car is a thing.

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How is the word "façade" pronounced?

This word comes from French, which is why the c has the cedilla attached. This word can refer to the front of a building or the false face people sometimes maintain to hide any unpleasantness.

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Which of these words is spelled correctly?

"Kindergarten" means "children's garden" in German. In the U.S., it is the class that prepares children for grade school.

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Can the same word be both a noun and a verb?

English is tricky, which is why context is so important. A good example of this is the word "block." You can play with blocks, a plural noun, but also block someone's way, making the word a verb as well.

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Which of these words is spelled correctly?

"Sarcastic" is the proper spelling. It is an adjective.

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Which of these is a gerund?

Gerunds come from verbs, but are not verbs. A gerund is a verb ending in -ing that is used as a noun.

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About This Quiz

Think you can spell like a pro? The English language is expansive and unique. According to many experts, it has the largest vocabulary of any language because of its unique roots. It is also evolving all the time. English has rules, but these rules have exceptions. In fact, there may even be more exceptions than rules. From silent letters to letters which combine to make whole new sounds, modern English really reflects its diverse roots by having so much going on that it would be impossible to totally master it.   

Even for many seasoned writers, spelling and grammar can pose a challenge from time to time. This can be seen especially in older documents from centuries past, before strict standards were set, when people spelled things however they wanted. This makes such documents very challenging for modern readers, who know that the letters "S" and "F" are not interchangeable. In many cases, English is truly a language in which the rules are meant to be broken. It all goes a lot deeper than "I before E, except after C." 

If you think you can spell like a champion and that your grammar is on point, see if you can edit your way through this quiz! 

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