Loading...
Menu

Can You Pass This Quiz

Can You Pass This Quiz

By

Mario V. Farina

Copyright 2016 Mario V. Farina

Shakespir Edition

Shakespir Edition, License Notes

All Rights Reserved

No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means,

Electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information

Storage and retrieval system, without prior written permission of the author.

Correspondence may be directed to:

Mario V. Farina

Email: [email protected]

Ms. Graham, pictured on the cover, wants to know how well you can edit a document that has errors in grammar and spelling. There is a document below that has 25 errors. Your task is to locate them. Don’t be concerned with formatting problems or punctuation; only flagrant errors in English grammar and spelling.

The quiz is shown below in three sections. The first Section is the quiz. You are to study it to see what errors in grammar and spelling you can find. The author installed 25. You may find more. This is the section you need to examine. The second section shows the errors in italics. The third section shows the corrected text.

The quiz is self-checking. See how well you do! If you find all 25, your grade is 100. Take off four credits for any errors you don’t find. If your score is 100, the author would like to know. E-mail him at [email protected] You can also ask questions if you want to and/or make suggestions.

The Original Quiz

 

On Thursday, I seen Millie and Jimmy walking toward me. I said “hello” to them. Him and her did not answer. This did not bother me because I was in a hurry to go to the pharmacy. There, I saw that a bottle of aspirin did not have a price on it, and I asked a clerk what it costed. It did not cost alot and I bought it.

 

After I had went there, I decided to run home since I needed to loose weight. After I had ran a mile, I arrived home and Millie was waiting for me. She said, “Me and Jimmy have wrote a letter and us would like to have you check it.”

 

“Let me see it,” I said.

 

“I have threw it away,” she replied.

 

“Why did you do that,” I asked?

 

“That was a mistake,” she said. “After I had did that, I was sorry.”

 

“I’m also sorry you done that,” I said. “I can’t check your letter if you can’t show it to me.”

 

“Your right,” she said. “I should have brung it with me! Would you right a new one for me?”

 

“Sure,” I said, “but first I need to have lunch. After I have ate, I’ll work on it. What do you want to say in the letter?”

 

“Please tell the police that when I had went to the market yesterday, I wanted to buy some bread.”

 

“And?”

 

“I had took a loaf home by mistake and I want to pay for it. I never did nothing like this before.”

 

“I’ll be happy to do that for you,” I said. “Its not a big thing, and the police will be pleased with your honesty.”

 

“Will you take the letter to them,” she asked. “Tell them I’ll send the money.”

 

“Yes,” I replied. “I’ll drive there with it. I have drove near there many times and I know just where the police station is.”

 

“Do you know that me and Jimmy are friends,” she asked?

 

“Yes,” I responded. “I saw you and he earlier today.”

 

“We was on our way to the repair shop.”

 

“Did something need to be repaired,” I asked?

 

“Yes,” she said, “my watch broke when I dropped it.”

 

“That’s to bad,” I said. “I hope they can fix it for you.”

 

“Thank you for you’re help,” she said. “I’m happy I have came to see you.”

 

Quiz Showing Errors in Italics

 

On Thursday, I seen Millie and Jimmy walking toward me. I said “hello” to them. Him and her did not answer. This did not bother me because I was in a hurry to go to the pharmacy. There, I saw that a bottle of aspirin did not have a price on it, and I asked a clerk what it costed. It did not cost alot and I bought it.

 

After I had went there, I decided to run home since I needed to loose weight. After I had ran a mile, I arrived home and Millie was waiting for me. She said, “Me and Jimmy have wrote a letter and us would like to have you check it.”

 

“Let me see it,” I said.

 

“I have threw it away,” she replied.

 

“Why did you do that,” I asked?

 

“That was a mistake,” she said. “After I had did that, I was sorry.”

 

“I’m also sorry you done that,” I said. “I can’t check your letter if you can’t show it to me.”

 

Your right,” she said. “I should have brung it with me! Would you right a new one for me?”

 

“Sure,” I said, “but first I need to have lunch. After I have ate, I’ll work on it. What do you want to say in the letter?”

 

“Please tell the police that when I had went to the market yesterday, I wanted to buy some bread.”

 

“And?”

 

“I had took a loaf home by mistake and I want to pay for it. I never did nothing like this before.”

 

“I’ll be happy to do that for you,” I said. “Its not a big thing, and the police will be pleased with your honesty.”

 

“Will you take the letter to them,” she asked. “Tell them I’ll send the money.”

 

“Yes,” I replied. “I’ll drive there with it. I have drove near there many times and I know just where the police station is.”

 

“Do you know that me and Jimmy are friends,” she asked?

 

“Yes,” I responded. “I saw you and he earlier today.”

 

“We was on our way to the repair shop.”

 

“Did something need to be repaired,” I asked?

 

“Yes,” she said, “my watch broke when I dropped it.”

 

“That’s to bad,” I said. “I hope they can fix it for you.”

 

“Thank you for you’re help,” she said. “I’m happy I have came to see you.”

 

Quiz Corrected Copy

 

On Thursday, I saw Millie and Jimmy walking toward me. I said “hello” to them. He and she did not answer. This did not bother me because I was in a hurry to go to the pharmacy. There, I saw that a bottle of aspirin did not have a price on it, and I asked a clerk what it cost. It did not cost a lot and I bought it.

 

After I had gone there, I decided to run home since I needed to lose weight. After I had run a mile, I arrived home and Millie was waiting for me. She said, “Jimmy and I have written a letter and we would like to have you check it.”

 

“Let me see it,” I said.

 

“I have thrown it away,” she replied.

 

“Why did you do that,” I asked?

 

“That was a mistake,” she said. “After I had done that, I was sorry.”

 

“I’m also sorry you did that,” I said. “I can’t check your letter if you can’t show it to me.”

 

“You’re right,” she said. “I should have brought it with me! Would you write a new one for me?”

 

“Sure,” I said, “but first I need to have lunch. After I have eaten, I’ll work on it. What do you want to say in the letter?”

 

“Please tell the police that when I had gone (or went) to the market yesterday, I wanted to buy some bread.”

 

“And?”

 

“I had taken a loaf home by mistake and I want to pay for it. I never did anything like this before.”

 

“I’ll be happy to do that for you,” I said. “Its not a big thing, and the police will be pleased with your honesty.”

 

“Will you take the letter to them,” she asked. “Tell them I’ll send the money.”

 

“Yes,” I replied. “I’ll drive there with it. I have driven near there many times and I know just where the police station is.”

 

“Do you know that Jimmy and I are friends,” she asked?

 

“Yes,” I responded. “I saw you and him earlier today.”

 

“We were on our way to the repair shop.”

 

“Did something need to be repaired,” I asked?

 

“Yes,” she said, “my watch broke when I dropped it.”

 

“That’s too bad,” I said. “I hope they can fix it for you.”

 

“Thank you for your help,” she said. “I’m happy I have come (or came) to see you.”

 


Can You Pass This Quiz

  • ISBN: 9781370691180
  • Author: Mario V. Farina
  • Published: 2016-11-24 07:20:08
  • Words: 1459
Can You Pass This Quiz Can You Pass This Quiz