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

By: Nicole Frost

Can We Guess Your High School GPA Based on Your Grammar?
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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?
They’re
Their
There
There’s

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Order is important when you have multiple subjects in one sentence. Which is the correct option?
Jerry and I went to the store.
Me and Jerry went to the store.
Jerry and me went to the store.
I and Jerry went to the store.

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

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

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

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How many parts of speech does the English language have?
4
7
6
9

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What are the four types of sentence structures?
Compound, complex, simple, compound-complex
Simple, compound, irregular
Simple, compound, run-on
Run-on, compound-complex, regular, irregular

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Which of these sentences DOESN’T make your skin crawl?
I told him I done did that.
He didn’t not tell her what happened.
I was going to tell him sooner.
He didn’t not tell she what happened.

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Ride is to rode as lead is to ____?
Leed
Load
Led
Lode

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Which word correctly fills in the blank? The bell has ____.
Ringed
Rang
Ring
Rung

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Which of these sentences is correct?
“I’m gone to Disneyland!”
“I’m go to Disneyland!”
“I’m going to Disneyland!”
“I going to Disneyland!”

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How often do you go to the gym?
With Susana
For three hours
Once a week
Down the street

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Have is to had as give is to ____.
Gave
Giving
Gived
Got

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

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How would you complete this sentence? The sound ____ didn’t ____ the quality of the movie.
Effects, affects
Affects, affect
Effects, affect
Affect, effects

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Which type of subordinate clause is used in the sentence below? The movie, which I enjoyed, featured my favorite actor.
Noun clause
Adverb clause
Adjective clause
None of the above

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

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Which is the best option to fill in the blank? I need to ____ down.
Laid
Ley
Lay
Lie

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Which of the below options best completes this sentence? I have ____ pencils than Cory.
Fewer
Many
Less
None of the above

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If you want to modify a noun, what should you use?
Adverb
Adjective
Interjection
Contraction

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Which explanation does NOT describe the purpose of a phrase?
Modify any other part of the sentence
Depend on a separate clause
Contain a pronoun
Have a subject or a predicate

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

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What are interjections used to convey?
Sense of confusion
Emotional reaction
Specific time or occasion
Change in outcome

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How could you properly use a semicolon?
Preface a sequence of two or more numbers
Separate two dependent clauses
Connect two complete sentences
Replace commas in compound-complex sentences

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If you want to use two words to modify a noun or verb, when is a hyphen NOT required?
The second word is an adjective.
The second word is an adverb.
The first word is an adjective.
The first word is an adverb.

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Which word best completes this sentence? Keep your voice down. Anthony ____ to sleep!
Tried
Tries
Is trying
Try

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Which word correctly completes this example? Herons ____ fish when they are hungry.
Eated
Eating
Eats
Eat

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What time ____?
Does the kids go to school?
Do the kids go to school?
Do the kids goes to school?
Does the kids goes to school?

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If the doorbell ____, can you answer it?
Ringed
Rang
Ring
Rings

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Did you ____ this drink?
Orders
Order
Ordered
Ordering

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