Can We Guess Your High School GPA Based on Your Grammar?

EDUCATION

Nicole Frost

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Are you a stickler for syntax and spelling? Or have you forgotten most of what you learned in English class? You can tell a lot about a person by paying attention to how they speak, but how someone writes can reveal even more.
Grammar is more than just tenses and contractions. Everything from word choice to hyphens can completely change the way you communicate your thoughts. Your knowledge of adjectives, synonyms and proper punctuation could radically affect your tone and inflection. 
A multitude of elements make up a well-constructed piece of writing, but you might know more than you think. You may understand how to identify a compound-complex sentence, but can you tell the difference between a direct object and an indirect object. Even if the thought of differentiating between "who" and "whom" make you dizzy, this quiz will help you see where you stand. Keep reading to see how much you know about the English language, or what you might need to review. 
No matter how much you studied while in high school, reach into your mental library to see what you've retained. You'll also get to have some fun picking apart this surprisingly strange language.
What are you waiting for? Get started to find out if we can guess your high school GPA!

Which of these words denotes possession?

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Order is important when you have multiple subjects in one sentence. Which is the correct option?

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How many prepositions are in this sentence? It’s the yellow building, which is under the bridge across the street.

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Which part of this sentence is the subject? Sara ate 12 jalapeno peppers.

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What is the predicate in this sentence? Sara ate 12 jalapeno peppers.

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How many parts of speech does the English language have?

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What are the four types of sentence structures?

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Which of these sentences DOESN’T make your skin crawl?

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Ride is to rode as lead is to ____?

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Which word correctly fills in the blank? The bell has ____.

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Which of these sentences is correct?

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How often do you go to the gym?

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Have is to had as give is to ____.

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Can you find the noun(s) in the following sentence? The duck swam on the lake.

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How would you complete this sentence? The sound ____ didn’t ____ the quality of the movie.

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Which type of subordinate clause is used in the sentence below? The movie, which I enjoyed, featured my favorite actor.

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What type of conjunction is used in the following sentence? Blue and gold are my favorite colors.

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Which is the best option to fill in the blank? I need to ____ down.

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Which of the below options best completes this sentence? I have ____ pencils than Cory.

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If you want to modify a noun, what should you use?

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Which explanation does NOT describe the purpose of a phrase?

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What pronouns are used in the following sentence? Judy, Joel and Jasmine went with us to the park.

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What are interjections used to convey?

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How could you properly use a semicolon?

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If you want to use two words to modify a noun or verb, when is a hyphen NOT required?

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Which word best completes this sentence? Keep your voice down. Anthony ____ to sleep!

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Which word correctly completes this example? Herons ____ fish when they are hungry.

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What time ____?

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If the doorbell ____, can you answer it?

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Did you ____ this drink?

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