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Can You Pass The Hardest Grammar Test?

English grammar is one of those things that will never cease to be confusing. For example, there are different words that sound the same but are spelled differently, or spelled the same but mean different things. These are called homophones. For example, think of to, too, and two (sound the same, different spelling), or quail and quail (pronounced the same, spelled the same, but two different meanings). Don’t get me started on homographs and homonyms either. Like many languages, English can be difficult, especially if learning it as a second language. So, the best of luck if you encounter a notorious “Grammar Police” on one of your social media posts.

To that effect, today we bring you a grammar quiz that will help you know just how good you know the rules of English. Be careful though it is one of the toughest grammar tests out there, and has many of its viewers scrambling to lookup English language rules. It can catch you by surprise too if you are not careful.

But don’t let that keep you from having fun with this quiz. So are you ready to test out how well you know the grammar of the most spoken language in the world?

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The Grammar Quiz:

1. If something is important, it is _________.

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Options:
Principle
Principal

2. If a garment is not fitting tightly, it is __________.

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Options:
Loose
Lose

3. If I ________ you, I would definitely skip town tomorrow night.

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Options:
Were
Was

4. Her last words were: “________ words and more action.”

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Options:
Fewer
Less

5. Once she saw the escape _______, she was gone.

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Options:
Route
Root

6. What is the correct plural form of “Oasis”?

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Options:
Oasises
Oases

7. What is the correct plural form of “Elf”?

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Options:

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Elves
Elfs

8. What is the correct plural form of “Runner-up”?

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Options:

Runner-ups
Runners-up

9. What is the correct plural form of “Crisis”?

Options:

Crisses
Crises

10. What is the correct plural form of “Syllabus”?

Options:

Syllabi
Syllabuses

11. Sustained exhaustion is not a _______ of passage. It’s a mark of stupidity.

Options:

Wright
Rite

12. Walks on the beach are the ­­­­_________ grail of a romantic evening

Options:

Holy
Holly

13. Everyone at work _______ getting sick

Options:

Are
Is

14. Recently wages _______ gone up dramatically.

Options:

Have
Has

15. Tessa was the girl who left him standing at the ­________.

Options:

Alter
Altar

16. Linda struck the first _______ of the prelude.

Options:

Chord
Cord

17. To violate is to _______.

Options:

Breech
Breach

18. Make sure not to block the _________ with your shopping cart.

Options:

Isle
Aisle

19. I think that’s my _______ to go clean up.

Options:

Cue
Queue

20. Consisting of two parts is _______.

Options:

Dual
Duel

21. What is the correct plural form of “Calf”?

Options:

Calfs
Calves

22. What is the correct plural form of “Tooth”?

Options:

Teeth
Tooths

23. What is the correct plural form of “Curriculum”?

Options:

Curricula
Curriculums

24. The swimmers were aged _______ 18 and 21.

Options:

Between
Among

25. Let’s keep this _______ you and me.

Options:

Among
Between

26. The Louvre is _______ the architectural wonders of the world.

Options:

Between
Among

27. Divide ten by half and add ten. What do you get?

Options:

10
30
20
40

28. Which is the correct spelling?

Options:

Tommorow
Tomorrow

29. Which is the correct spelling?

Options:

Separate
Seperate

30. Which is the correct spelling?

Options:

Maintanance
Maintenance

The Answers:

Take your time! Some of them, especially the spelling ones, can be confusing.

If you have your answers ready, then here they are:

1. Principle
2. Loose
3. Were
4. Less
5. Route
6. Oases
7. Elves
8. Runners-Up
9. Crises
10. Syllabuses
11. Rite
12. Holy
13. Is
14. Have
15. Altar
16. Chord
17. Breach
18. Aisle
19. Cue
20. Dual
21. Calves
22. Teeth
23. Curricula
24. Between
25. Between
26. Among
27. 30 [10÷1/2 + 10 = 30]
28. Tomorrow
29. Separate
30. Maintenance

So how many of them did you answer correctly? Do let us know in the comments below! And don’t forget to test out your friends’ and family’s grammar knowledge as well with the quiz.

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