10 Outstanding Grammar Tips for Writers: Take the Quiz

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    Grammar mistakes are embarrassing, don’t you agree?

    To save you embarrassment,  WritetoDone  collaborated with Grammarly and Daily Writing Tips to compile a list of 30 outstanding grammar tips for writers.

    You’ll find 10 of these grammar tips here on WritetoDone. We’ve woven them into a quiz.

    The other 20 tips can be found on Grammarly and on Daily Writing Tips.


    Use these handy tips to improve your writing so your work will be clearer, accurate, and more professional.

    In the quiz below, you’ll find 10 grammar tips for writers.

    Can you find the correct answer?

    Once you’ve finished the quiz, continue the treasure hunt by clicking on the links below to find the next 20 grammar tips  for writers at Grammarly and Daily Writing Tips.

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    Well done for completing the quiz! How did you go?

    Now go to Daily Writing Tips and Grammarly to find the next group of 10 tips.

    About the author

      Mary Jaksch

      Mary Jaksch is best known for her exceptional training for writers at WritetoDone.com and for her cutting-edge book, Youthful Aging Secrets. In her “spare” time, Mary is also the brains behind GoodlifeZEN.com, a Zen Master, a mother, and a 5th Degree Black Belt.

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    • HI Mary Jaksch,
      this is awesome idea for improve the grammar to write a article. thanks a lot for a nice article shared with us.

    • CurtisAlbert says:

      I totally agree with you that grammar mistakes are embarrassing. I find the tips to be very helpful to writers at all levels. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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    • actually surprised that I was able to get a 60% rating. I just recently started working with an English Major and have started to realize all the simple mistakes I make, that sound correct to me, but are so far off.. haha. thanks for this!

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    • nice article got 60% right. thanks for sharing with us.

    • Ravi says:

      Very interesting Quiz .I tried so solve but could’t do that.

    • Great quiz! Thanks for creating it! Unfortunately, got only 70% 🙁
      Time to improve my grammar skills eventually.

    • Arun Debnath says:

      Others have said my words Mary. A grammar guru [or is it gurvy or gurvie the feminine form of guru] like you’re [?], gives us, the poor writers, the confidence and happiness towards the right direction. I’ve shared your quiz with my writer friends with mixed results. Thank you for sharing. More of the same pls….Arun

    • Barry says:

      70% isn’t bad, considering I don’t really rate myself as a grammar ninja. It seems that poorly worded sentences, spelling and other grammar errors always stuck out to me for some reason. I don’t always catch everything and no doubt I let a lot pass me by but the simpler ones I usually catch.

      The quiz was great and helpful so I appreciate you Mary for posting it.

    • Great quiz. While Im stunned that I only answered 50% correct, I almost feel that many of the answers I gave have to do with where I was raised. Being from a specific area seems to have an impact on the way people talk, therefore translated to paper and the way they write. I need to find more quiz’s similar to this, as its obvious I need to work on a few things!

    • Kati.Pea says:

      I loved your quiz. However, every good writer needs a good editor. You have an obvious error on the besides question. While you advocate the use of besides in this instance, you mistakenly said that beside is the correct word at the end. A grammarly oversight, I’m sure!

      • Hey Kati, you too qualify for a special badge as an Eagle Eye 🙂

        The glitch is now fixed.

        Thanks for your help!

    • Carol Jones says:

      In the explanation about beside/besides, it seems to me either the wrong word was used or we have a typo. The correct word is besides, yet in the explanation it says:
      It is obvious that the sentence implies that he needs to buy a tent as well, so beside is the correct word to use.
      Shouldn’t this be fixed?

      • Dear Ms. Eagle Eye (aka Carol) – thanks so much for the heads-up! I’ve corrected the typo in the results page.

    • Lesley Vos says:

      Nice quiz! Got 90%; the mantra with passive voice injured me a bit 🙂

    • Marni says:

      The Beside V. Besides question is incorrect! ‘Besides’ is the CORRECT word to use!

    • Very usefull quix i tried and found very intersting

    • Roisin says:

      Cool quiz! I got 90% which is more than I thought I would. I tend to write what feels right, but I don’t have an explicit understanding of grammar. I should work on that.

    • Ohh my score is 8 and Thanks for create this wonderful quiz, even in my comment you have find grammar mistakes. Thanks again for Reference like Daily Writing tips and plagiarism. 🙂

    • Juliar Nur says:

      I was wrong about “beside” and “besides”, and also about each and every child. Thanks for the quiz here. I need to improve my grammar.

    • This is really a very awesome quiz,
      And i enjoyed it. Sometimes, we will never realize how much we do not know until we’re presented with this kind of quiz.

      Thanks for sharing.

    • Mai Bantog says:

      Thank you for this fun quiz, Mary! As a non-native English speaker, many clients doubt my writing ability, often opting to hire native English-speaking freelancers over ones like me. That’s why I’m really conscious about my grammar, always looking for ways to improve it though I know I have memorized the rules instinctively. I’ll use this badge once I get my writing site up. 🙂

    • Nice post! Grammarly is currently my top helping software to remove the grammar error. I really like the way it correct all my sentences. But, I am on free version now. Nice Quiz you have added.

    • Sheila Henderson says:

      Very interesting and informative.

    • I pride myself on being a grammar expert. What did I learn today from taking this quiz?
      I need to slow down. The questions I missed were because I just glanced at the two sentences and I missed the meaning implied by the whole sentence. Beside the tent is a grammar expert who rushed through her own quiz missing its point!

    • Shannon says:

      Perfect score! I think I got lucky on one, though.

      Where can I find the quizzes for the articles on the other sites?

    • Patty King says:

      I enjoyed the quiz. I edit books and teach writing. I see these mistakes on a regular basis. I appreciated your clear explanation, especially of effect and affect.

    • Useful quiz, not all grammar. Choice between “each and every” and “every” is not grammar but style. Appalling how many people still confuse it’s (contraction) with its (possessive). See this with college grads all the time. JPG

    • Nabankita says:

      Thanks a lot for creating this wonderful quiz!
      The pictures along with each of the questions are quite interesting! I am a Grammar Ninja 🙂 I hope to improve my grammar skills eventually.

    • Greg Jones says:

      Apostrophes denoting belonging:

      Plural possessive: Jones > Joneses > Joneses’s > Joneses’

      Otherwise, you only have one Jones, which should be true in every style.

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