Proofreading Quiz

1.
a.  The store does not eccept checks any longer.
b.  The store does not except checks any more.
c.  The store does not accept checks any longer.
d.  The store does not accept checks any more.
 
2.
a.  Almost 10% of the country's 300 million people still smoke.
b.  Almost 10% of the countrys 300 million people still smoke.
c.  Almost 10% of the countrys 300 million people still smoke.
d.  Almost 10% of the countries 300 million people still smoke.
 
3.
a.  His curiosity was peaked.
b.  His curiosity was piqued.
c.  Both are correct.
d.  Neither is correct.
 
4.
a.  Neither of these really suits me.
b.  Neither of these really suit me.
c.  Both are correct.
d.  Neither is correct.
 
5.
a.  Charlie wanted a separate check, because he had had only bouillon.
b.  Charlie wanted a separate check, because he only had had boullion.
c.  Charlie wanted a seperate check, because he only had bullion.
d.  None are correct.
 
6.
a.  I saw the partially-submerged boat.
b.  I saw the partially submerged boat.
c.  Both are correct.
d.  Neither is correct.
 
7.
a.  He lay on the sofa.
b.  He lays on the sofa.
c.  Both are correct.
d.  Neither is correct.
 
8.
a.  She has five years experience.
b.  She has five years' experience.
c.  Both are correct.
d.  Neither is correct.
 
9.
a.  My high school friend Scott Henderson used to live here.
b.  My high school friend, Scott Henderson, used to live here.
c.  Both are correct.
d.  Neither is correct.
 
10.
a.  Our laywer's advise was to go to the premier.
b.  Our lawyer's advise was to go to the premiere.
c.  Our lawyer's advice, was to go to the premiere.
d.  None are correct.
 
11.
a.  Just between you and I, he'll succeed.
b.  Just between you and me, he'll succeed.
c.  Both are correct.
d.  Neither is correct.
 
12.
a.  We decided to wait awhile.
b.  We decided to wait for a while.
c.  Both are correct.
d.  Neither is correct.
 
13.
a.  Do you think computers have changed our everyday life?
b.  Do you think computers have changed our every day life?
c.  Both are correct.
d.  Neither is correct.
 
14.
a.  My Mother said, "Try to be more careful."
b.  My Mother said, "Try to be more careful."
c.  Both are correct.
d.  Neither is correct.
 
15.
a.  He ran right passed his mother.
b.  He ran right past his mother.
c.  Both are correct.
d.  Neither is correct.
 
16.
a.  The guide spoke Hindu to his assistant.
b.  The guide spoke Hindi to his assistant.
c.  Both are correct.
d.  Neither is correct.
 
17.
a.  These are very hard to find. However, they're easy enough to make.
b.  These are very hard to find. However they're easy enough to make.
c.  Both are correct.
d.  Neither is correct.
 
18.
a.  The cat licked its paws indifferently.
b.  The cat licked it's paws indifferently.
c.  Both are correct.
d.  Neither is correct.
 
19.
a.  Through years of though thoughts, through, he had become a better student.
b.  Through years of tough thoughts, though, he had become a better student.
c.  Though years of tough thoughts, though, he had become a better student.
d.  Though years of though thoughts, though, he had become a better student.
 
20.
a.  More then anything, their interested in winning.
b.  More than anything, their interested in winning.
c.  Both are correct.
d.  Neither is correct.
 
21.
a.  Their the best friends I've ever had.
b.  They're the best friends I ever had.
c.  Both are correct.
d.  Neither is correct.
 
22.
a.  The effect of the storm will be wide-ranging and affect us all.
b.  The affect of the storm will be wide-ranging and effect us all.
c.  The effect of the storm will be wide-ranging and effect us all.
d.  The affect of the storm will be wide-ranging and affect us all.

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