Can You Pass This English Exam for Non-Native Speakers?
By: Talin Vartanian
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About This Quiz
If you're a non-native English speaker, you'll have loads of fun taking our English quiz, which is designed to test your knowledge on everything involving grammar, spelling and more! For now, let's do a couple of warm-up exercises to help you get ready for this quiz!
Some questions will ask you to spell a certain word correctly. For example, what is the correct spelling of the word "rythm?" Is it rythmm, rhythym, rhythm or rhyythm? The correct answer is rhythm!
Other questions will ask you to identify the grammatical error in a sentence. For example, can you spot the error in this sentence: "My watch is all wrong today?" The error involves the punctuation at the end, as a period or an exclamation mark should be used instead of a question mark. Here's another example, "My cat isnt' being very nice to me today." The error involves the word "isnt'," as the apostrophe should go before the "t" to spell "isn't."
Whether you're a master of the English language or a complete beginner, we think you'll learn a thing or two by taking this quiz! And if you ever get stuck, be sure to click on the provided hints for a helping hand! Impress your friends and family by scoring a 90% right now!
Which of the following is an adjective?
The correct answer is thoughtful. An adjective is used to describe an object or a person, so you could say "He is very thoughtful."
The right answer is as follows: "You doesn't have to cook tonight." "Doesn't" is the incorrect contraction, which should be replaced with "don't." Therefore, the sentence should read as, "You don't have to cook tonight."
Which of these sentences doesn't need a question mark at the end?
What time are you leaving tonight?
I need some apples from the store?
"I need some apples from the store?" doesn't need that question mark at the end, since it's a statement and not a question. Sentences that involve a who, what or how at the beginning always needs a question mark at the end.
The correct answer is as follows: "I want to go over there when I'm finished here," because "there" denotes a place or location. "They're" means "they are," and "their" refers to an object or someone's possession.
Which of these sentences is correct in terms of punctuation?
(I went to see Josh anyway).
It really didn't matter to me (but in reality, it did).
The correct answer is as follows: "It really didn't matter to me (but in reality, it did)." If the entire sentence is in parentheses, the period goes inside of the parentheses. Both "Did you want to hang out later!" and "What's your name again;" need a question mark at the end.
All of these sentences have errors except one. Which is it?
I've been seeing Tom lately.
The correct answer is "I've been seeing Tom lately." The rest of the answers have grammatical errors ("eat" should be "ate," "blow" should be "blew" and the period should go inside the quotation marks, not outside them).
The dog eat my homework.
The grass blow gently in the wind.
She then told me, "I think I'll go to work today".