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Nobody Can Ace This Tricky Grammar Quiz. Can You?

Push Your Brain To The Limits!

This quiz combines IQ, ACT, SAT, and other tough tests into one big brain tease. 

Also, don’t spend longer than 25 seconds on each question!

Staring With An Ending

Particles such as “-ed, “-er” and “-est” added to the end of a word are examples of what?

{“answers”:[{“answer”:”Prefixes”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Suffixes”,”correct”:true},{“answer”:”Infixes”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Transfixes”,”correct”:false}],”answerText”:”  A suffix is a syllable or series of syllables (in linguistics called a “morpheme”) added to a stem word to form a new word, change the meaning or alter the grammatical function of a word. For example, “-d” or “-ed” added to a regular verb will form the past tense of that verb. “,”answerImage”:””}

Trickers And Tickers

Circadian rhythms, which are controlled by the bodies biological clocks, influence body temperature, hormone release, cycles of sleep and wakefulness, and other bodily functions.

{“answers”:[{“answer”:”No change.”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:” bodies’ biological clocks’,”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”body’s biological clocks,”,”correct”:true},{“answer”:”body’s biological clock’s”,”correct”:false}],”answerText”:” At the heart of this question is knowing how to properly make nouns into plurals and possessives, and when to use one or the other. What makes this sentence doubly confusing is that when you say the sentence out loud, clearly both nouns – “body” and “clock” – need to end in an “s” sound. “,”answerImage”:””}

Holy Inquisition

An elevated structure in a church is an ___.

{“answers”:[{“answer”:”Aisle”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Alter”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Altar”,”correct”:true},{“answer”:”Isle”,”correct”:false}],”answerText”:” AltER means to change something. The others are a walkway and an island. “,”answerImage”:””}

Sentence Structure

Which is the most common word order for sentences in English?

{“answers”:[{“answer”:”Subject+verb+object”,”correct”:true},{“answer”:”Verb+object+subject”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Subject+object+verb”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Object+verb+subject”,”correct”:false}],”answerText”:” The most common word arrangement in English is the simple sentence constructed with a subject (a noun or pronoun) followed by a verb (an action performed by the subject) followed by an object (a noun or pronoun receiving the action). “He started the car” is an example of the form. “,”answerImage”:””}

Nutrition Test

Some people buy organic food because they believe organically grown crops are more nutritious and safer for consumption than the people who purchase their conventionally grown counterparts, which are usually produced with pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.

{“answers”:[{“answer”:”NO CHANGE”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”the purchase of”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”purchasing”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”DELETE the underlined portion”,”correct”:true}],”answerText”:” This question is checking to see whether you can spot an illogical comparison. However, the answer choices make it seem as though this is actually a question about the correct form of the word “purchase.” “,”answerImage”:””}

Putting Paper In Place

If you are writing a note, use ___.

{“answers”:[{“answer”:”Stationary”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Stationery”,”correct”:true}],”answerText”:” StationAry, means not moving. “The stationery is stationary on the desk.” “,”answerImage”:””}

I Can Stop Anytime

To store something is to …

{“answers”:[{“answer”:”Horde”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Hoard”,”correct”:true},{“answer”:”Hoarde”,”correct”:false}],”answerText”:” A horde is a group of people (if you’re into World of Warcraft, think “For the Horde!!”. A “hoarde” isn’t a word. “,”answerImage”:””}

Behavior Basics

A fundamental rule of belief …

{“answers”:[{“answer”:”Principle”,”correct”:true},{“answer”:”Principal”,”correct”:false}],”answerText”:” The principal is the person in school you visit when there’s a problem. “,”answerImage”:””}

Common Mistake

Her motto is: “____ words and more action.”

{“answers”:[{“answer”:”Less”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Fewer”,”correct”:true}],”answerText”:” Less is for things that are uncountable – “Less water.” Fewer is for countable objects – “I have fewer bottles of water.” “,”answerImage”:””}

So Many Ps

What are the two basic parts needed to form a complete sentence in English?

{“answers”:[{“answer”:”Pronoun and adjective”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Independent clause and prepositional phrase”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Present and past participle”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Subject and predicate”,”correct”:true}],”answerText”:”

The two essential elements for making a sentence are the subject and the predicate. The subject is what the sentence is about. The predicate makes a statement about the subject with a word that expresses an action or state of being. The simplest sentences can be composed of just a noun and a verb. “,”answerImage”:””}

Educated Comma

Can you name the comma placed after the next to last item in a series before a conjunction?

{“answers”:[{“answer”:”Princeton comma”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Serial comma”,”correct”:true},{“answer”:”Yale comma”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Linear comma”,”correct”:false}],”answerText”:”  A serial comma, also known as an Oxford comma or Harvard comma, is the last comma occurring in a list just before a coordinating conjunction like “and,” “but” and “or.” The use of a serial comma is largely a matter of style; however, it may lend clarity to the sentence. “,”answerImage”:””}

Peek And Peak

What are words that have the same pronunciation but different meanings?


Homonyms are one of the many elements of grammar that make the English language interesting and occasionally confounding. Some commonly confused homonyms are “there,” “they’re” and “their.” “,”answerImage”:””}

Geek Grammar

Here’s one for the Trekkies! What frowned upon but not technically incorrect grammatical practice is in the phrase “to boldly go”?

{“answers”:[{“answer”:”Split infinitive”,”correct”:true},{“answer”:”Double negative”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Preposition at the end of a sentence”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Passive voice”,”correct”:false}],”answerText”:” An infinitive is comprised of the word “to” followed by a verb. Placing a word, usually an adverb, between “to” and the verb splits the infinitive. To use split infinitives or not is a matter of style, not a rule.

So Many Words

No less than 99 percent of the words in the dictionary are verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs. What are these parts of speech known as?

{“answers”:[{“answer”:”Lexical words”,”correct”:true},{“answer”:”Gerunds”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Elliptical constructions”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Collective words”,”correct”:false}],”answerText”:” Nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives are called lexical words or vocabulary. They make up the bulk of the words found in the dictionary. These words are the basic building blocks of grammar. “,”answerImage”:””}

Highschool Flashbacks

What’s a verb form ending in “-ing” used as a noun?

{“answers”:[{“answer”:”Modal”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Gerund”,”correct”:true},{“answer”:”Expletive”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Helping Verb”,”correct”:false}],”answerText”:” A gerund is a verb form that serves as a noun. It can have an object, complements or modifiers, which together make a gerund phrase. Here’s an example. In the sentence “Eating vegetables is good for you,” “Eating” is a gerund. “Vegetables” is its object making the gerund phrase “Eating vegetables.” “,”answerImage”:””}

Sun, Moon, And Stars

The study of space is…

{“answers”:[{“answer”:”Astronomy”,”correct”:true},{“answer”:”Astrology”,”correct”:false},{“answer”:”Astrophysics”,”correct”:false}],”answerText”:” Astrology is the study of the planets and events in relation to Earth and life. Astrophysics does study space, but it’s more focus on the origin and evolution. “,”answerImage”:””}


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