Although English is the predominant language in the United States, not everyone professes to speak or write it well. And with the proliferation of the internet and “text-speak”, the language itself continues to be degraded each year.
But for those capable of rising to the challenge and perfecting their language skills, great rewards await. Job offers, new opportunities, business ideas, and more all come to those who can communicate well. And in America English is the language of business.
So, if you want to brush up on your English skills and see if you’re still as sharp as you once were, take this quiz below. You’ll be asked 25 questions that put your abilities to the test and challenge even the best English academics. Give it a shot today and share your results in the comments!
The quiz below will challenge you to differentiate between commonly mistaken English words and phrases.
For example, do you know when you use “who” and when to use “whom”? There’s a trick to it. Use whom where you would use him…
But what about “to”, “too”, and “two”? Can you adeptly place these words correctly in your sentences although they sound exactly the same?
Grammar is essential to accurate language. This quiz aims to test your grammar skills. Grammar is essentially the collection of rules that help you craft sentences and make yourself articulate.
For those who take the test and get everything correct, they’re greeted with the following message:
“Advanced Grammar Examination: Congratulations! You passed. Your score is 25/25. You are a grammar master! You have a superb understanding of even the trickiest grammar rules. Not only do you know the difference between affect and effect, but you also never confuse your tenses. You must be an English scholar because only 4% of Americans can get a perfect score on this test.”
Those not so good at grammar get greeted with a more dramatic message:
“You failed this exam. You have 30 days to take the test again, good luck! Unfortunately, you did not pass. Don’t fret, this test was incredibly difficult. Only 4% of Americans can get a perfect score. Study up on your singular/plural tenses and those confusing homonyms. You might just pass if you try again. . .”
Some people replied on Playbuzz about how they did.
“How did this happen! I’m great in English!”
“YOU FAILED. Do not blame me! English is not my first language!”
“I was happy I scored 25, but after seeing so many 25/25 scores in the comments, I suspect that this test may be nonsense.”
“25/25 and i am Russian,” wrote Polina Bober.
English grammar can take a lifetime to master. But if you need some brushing up on your skills, reading is a great place to start. When you read authors, who are good at English, you naturally absorb some of their skills. The more you read, the better your grammar will become.
How did you do on this grammar test? Share your results in the comments!
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