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Common Grammar Mistakes Practice Exercises

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Updated on Oct 1, 2011

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Common Grammar Mistakes Practice Exercises

Practice: Review of Common Grammatical Errors

Choose the correct word or correct the error in each of the following sentences to review your knowledge of these tricky grammatical usages.

1. The girl and the boy (take, takes) special care to handle the puppies gently.
2. The puppies' eyes were dark brown, and (shined, shone) with their tears.
3. The veterinarian (set, sat) aside his instruments and petted the puppies.
4. Cats and dogs can be taught to (sit, set) quietly together and not fight.
5. My cat Sadie carries (her, its) toys around and places them in (their, there) secret hiding places.
6. My dog Frank has had a very hard time (accepting, excepting) Sadie's rules about dinnertime.
7. All the kids in the neighborhood felt (bad, badly) when we lost our pet snake.
8. Having pets is a really good way to teach younger kids in the family, to be responsible and care for others.
9. Sadie and Frank have actually become best friends, and they often (lie, lay) down together for afternoon naps.
10. I like swore to my mother that I would take care of feeding a snake if we got a new one.

Answers

Practice: Review of Common Grammatical Errors

1. take
2. shone
3. set
4. sit
5. her, their
6. accepting
7. bad
8. delete comma
9. lie
10. delete like
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