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Do you make these common grammatical mistakes?

English grammar is tricky but some rules are broken more than others. Test yourself to see if you make these 10 common mistakes.

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273 Comments
gusroy
I do not agree with the answer to number 5.
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Oct 25, 2021 1:29PM
Jacqui Halvorson
#5 I believe in the Oxford comma!😄
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Oct 22, 2021 2:35PM
Jim Irwin
The final comma is necessary and there are not two quotations in number six necessitating a quotation mark within a quotation mark
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Oct 16, 2021 2:30PM
John McLardie
Not grammar; punctuation! And most of it, particularly where inverted commas are used, American in origin. British English uses single quotation marks for original quotes ans the double quotation marks for quotes within quotes. We also place unquoted punctuation, periods and commas, outside quotation marks unless they are part of the original quote.
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Sep 28, 2021 5:33PM
lmoores
Never seen the use of three commas before!!!
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Sep 11, 2021 8:34PM
Leapy Lee
As an Aussie I usually avoid grammar quizzes on this site, as we use British grammar and answers here are clearly American grammar.
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Sep 3, 2021 6:21PM
Richard D. Boyle
All the answers are correct…if you do NOT use the Oxford Comma.
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Aug 12, 2021 7:09PM
Richard D. Boyle
billyboy915, I agree with your example and I would use it for obvious clarity; however, 99 times out of 100, the extra comma is simply redundant and in violation of centuries of standard English punctuation rules. I could go years and never encounter a situation in which an Oxford was really necessary in order to enhance clarity. When that rare instance does occur, I have no problem using the extra comma. I first heard of the Oxford comma nearly three years ago and have yet to encounter an actual need of clarity in an actual sentence. Also, I am an OLD fart, satisfied with the grammar and punctuation rules I have long accepted. Thanks for the note. My best to you. 👍
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Aug 12, 2021 7:05PM
earlepg
7/10 Not sure that I agree on a couple of them.
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Jul 5, 2021 6:47AM
Christopher Skinner
100%, thanks.
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Jun 22, 2021 4:51PM
jch
jch
8/10. Average. Not too good.
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Jun 9, 2021 12:14PM
Dan Young
flanderschristy, "effects" is correct. Also, in your fifth sentence, "they're" is correct.
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Jun 7, 2021 11:21AM
Irma Rivera
10/10 Nailed it!!!
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Apr 7, 2021 1:01AM
Trish Simpson
Reid Perry, the 'Who are you' is a quote within a quote hence "She....'Who are you?'" is correct. Caught me out because I didn't read the options properly and wondered about the answer, but then realised it was correct.
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Apr 6, 2021 8:07AM
Albert Johnson
Reid Perry, I have never seen that sentence construction
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Apr 3, 2021 7:19PM

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