Your Friday Quiz

This short quiz will help you sharpen your writing skills. Answers are posted below.

Part 1  Correct the English usage errors in these sentences. (Some sentences may not have errors.)

a) Lisa’s mother told me she was watching TV when the electricity suddenly went off.
b)  I questioned he and his wife separately.
c)  Grogan refused to except any help from his daughter.

Part 2   Which sentence is appropriate for a police report? Choose one answer.

a)  I arrived at the scene.
b)  I saw a bruise on Wagner’s right forearm.
c)  I did not believe what Wagner was telling me.

ANSWERS

Part 1 

  a) Lisa’s mother told me she was watching TV when the electricity suddenly went off.  CORRECT
X  b)  I questioned him and his wife separately.  [You wouldn’t say “I questioned he,” would you? Trust your eyes and ears. If a short sentence is right, the longer sentence will be right too.]
c)  Grogan refused to accept any help from his daughter.  [Except means but. It’s the wrong word in this sentence.]

Part 2   Which sentence is appropriate for a police report? Choose one answer.

a)  I arrived at the scene.
b)  I saw a bruise on Wagner’s right forearm.
X c)  I did not believe what Wagner was telling me. [Opinions don’t belong in a police report. Just state the facts.]

How did you do?

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1 thought on “Your Friday Quiz

  1. Robin Rivera

    Who was watching TV? Lisa or her mother??

    a) Lisa’s mother told me SHE was watching TV when the electricity suddenly went off.

    Thanks Jean!!

    Reply

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