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Grammar Day is March 4 – Grammar Quiz

How good is your grammar? Even with all the technology we have that can spell and type for you, proper grammar is important. By being aware of common mistakes, you can avoid them. In other words, you don’t need to know all the rules. If you are unsure if something is correct, look it up. Or, ask someone for assistance.

Are your grammar skills good enough? Find out by taking the following quiz.

Directions: Indicate whether the specified phrase is Correct (C) or Incorrect (I).

1. Beth is (laying) on the couch in the bed.

2. Peter (laid) the spatula on the counter.

3. He (sat) in front of the crowd.

4. (Set) the hats in my closet when you are done.

5. The guests want (their) dinner now.

Solutions

1. Incorrect. The correct answer is lying. To lie means to recline. The past tense is “lay.”

2. Correct. To lay means to put or place. The past tense is “laid.”

3. Correct. To sit means to be seated. The past tense is “sat.”

4. Correct. To set means to put or place. The past tense is “set.” It is the same as the present tense.

5. Correct. The subject is plural which requires a plural pronoun.