Are you a grammar graduate or a language loser? Take my Christmas quiz and find out

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Are you a grammar graduate or will Santa be tucking a dictionary in the top of your stocking this year?! Take my Christmas #confusables quiz and find out if you’re a Clever Copy Club convert.

No prize for getting ten out of ten – just the smug sense of satisfaction of knowing you’ve been paying attention to my newsletters each month. And the knowledge that it caused me Actual. Physical. Pain. to type some of these!

(If you need to brush up on your #confusables and you don’t already receive my monthly email tips, you can sign up here.)

To take part, just pick the correct use of the #confusables in the sentences below… I’ll start you with an easy one.

Answers are at the bottom of the screen. No cheating now!

Question 1

a) Santa leaves presence at Christmas for everyone who behaves.

b) Santa leaves presents at Christmas for everyone who behaves.

Question 2

a) Your gift is too generous! I can’t except it!

b) Your gift is too generous! I can’t accept it!

Question 3

a) If I’d known you were coming I would of got the mince pies on!

b) If I’d known you were coming I would have got the mince pies on!

Question 4

a) Who’s coming for Christmas dinner?

b) Whose coming for Christmas dinner?

Question 5

a) A notebook! It’s beautiful. Thank you – I love stationary

b) A notebook! It’s beautiful. Thank you – I love stationery

Question 6

a) I’m not adverse to a glass of champagne, thank you

b) I’m not averse to a glass of champagne, thank you

Question 7

a) Drive carefully – ice has led to the roads being really slippy!

b) Drive carefully – ice has lead to the roads being really slippy!

Question 8

a) I’d love to come over for dinner – are you sure it won’t affect your family time?

b) I’d love to come over for dinner – are you sure it won’t effect your family time?

Question 9

a) I’ve bought the sherry, trifle and mince pie’s

b) I’ve bought the sherry, trifle and mince pies

Question 10

a) Let’s go to Santa’s grotto – the kids can come too

b) Let’s go to Santa’s grotto – the kids can come to

Scroll down for the answers…

 

 

 

 

Answers

Q1) b

Q2) b

Q3) b

Q4) a

Q5) b

Q6) b

Q7) a

Q8) a

Q9) b

Q10) a

How did you do?

8 to 10: A* student – go to the top of the class.

5 to 7: good effort – could do better.

0 to 4: must pay more attention in English lessons.

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