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How Good At Grammar Are You?

Do you know your dangling participle from your elbow? Find out in here.

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YOU THOUGHT THE tests were over when you finished school, eh? Well you were wrong. Get ready for the grammar test of your life. Eyes front, and no cheating.

Let's start with (what should be) an easy one. Which of these sentences is correct?
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They're pretty happy with their presents.
Their pretty happy with there presents.

They're pretty happy with there presents.
There pretty happy with their presents.
'Less' or 'fewer' - which is correct?
John had less sweets than Mary.
John had fewer sweets than Mary.
How many pronouns are in this sentence? "Now that she's gone to her friend's house, I have our flat all to myself."

Your friend is throwing a party and you want to know who will be there. Which question is correct?
"Who's coming to my friend's party?"
"Whose coming to my friend's party?"

"Who's coming to my friends' party?"
"Who's coming to my friends party?"
Which of these sentences contains a pesky dangling participle?
If found guilty, Kevin could spend two years in prison.
Sitting on the beach, he watched the sun set.

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Rushing to catch the bus, my wallet fell out of my pocket.
Fearing a row, Claire ran out of the room.
Which of these sentences is punctuated incorrectly?
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A panda eats shoots and leaves.
She was born on the 9 October, 1989.

Let's play a game with Rachel's brother, Niall.
"I hate grammar tests", said Harry, "They're stupid."
Which of these sentences contains the correct use of a semicolon?
I knocked on the door; no one answered.
The bus stopped in Mullingar, Co Westmeath; Edgeworthstown, Co Longford; and Strokestown, Co Roscommon.

Both of them
Pick out the adverb in the following sentence: "The happy couple danced together, ignoring their angry friends."
Together
Happy

Ignoring
Angry
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
D1
Were you even listening in English class? Don't worry. There's still plenty of time to learn.
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You scored out of !
C1
Hmm...not so good. But the basic knowledge is there.
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You scored out of !
B1
Nearly there! Time to brush up on some of the trickier rules.
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You scored out of !
A1
Well done! You'd never leave a participle dangling. Honourable.
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