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Grammar For Grownups Quiz 94

Choosing the verb to match the subject in number (singular or plural) can get tricky. Try these and check “My Answers” to see how we agree (or not). Four out of five (enjoy, enjoys) movies. Some of the class (like, … Continue reading

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Grammar for Grownups Quiz 93

Choosing the verb to match the subject in number (singular or plural) can get tricky. Try these and check “My Answers” to see how we agree (or not). Four out of five (enjoy, enjoys) movies. Some of the class (like, … Continue reading

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Grammar for Grownups Quiz 92

The Irresistible Plural-S Give us an “s” – or and “ies” – or something else! Cheers! Change the words in the parentheses to plurals. Back to school means shopping for (T-shirt), (jeans), and new (shoe). The (peony) and (gladiolus) wave … Continue reading

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Grammar for Grownups Quiz 91

Precious Pronouns Can we start a movement to reduce the number of pronouns – particularly the possessive kind – that are needlessly scattered throughout the things we write? Ownership seems to rate highly with writers. At the rate I see … Continue reading

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Grammar for Grownups Quiz 90

Just for Fun I’ll give you a letter. Add that letter to another to form a second word, then add another letter… and so forth to reach the target word shown. Example: a – treat (a, an, art, tart, treat). … Continue reading

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Grammar for Grownups Quiz 89

Are You Redundant? The following sentences include some redundant words – the kind that repeat a meaning in different words. Like: I truly honestly mean it! Erase one of them. Now, don’t you feel better? The daffodils waved their lemony … Continue reading

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Grammar for Grownups Quiz 88

What do you capitalize? Place capital letters in the sentences below, where you think they belong, then record your choices in Your Style Manual. i now have a pet frog named ribette. she came from around steilacoom pond, although i … Continue reading

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Grammar for Grownups Quiz 87

Some verbs are just plain irregular! The following sentences include the infinitive form of verbs. Choose the correct present or past tense for each one. She (to bring) her beau a Valentine gift. (past tense) He (to think) she is … Continue reading

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Grammar for Grownups Quiz 86

Direct or Indirect? Aw, what’s the difference? The following sentences include both direct and indirect objects of the verb. What do they tell you? And how can you make your meaning clearer? She planted him a kiss on the cheek. … Continue reading

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Grammar for Grownups Quiz 85

To “apostrophe” or not to “apostrophe” Which do you choose? Check out my answers to see if you’re right. Do you belong to the Book Readers/Reader’s/Readers’ Club? I buy all my veggies at the Farmer’s/Farmers’/Farmers Market. Have you read your … Continue reading

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