You may have already guessed it, but I’m talking about nouns, not behavior. A common noun would be park. A proper noun would be Yellowstone National Park.
… on these wonderfully fun grammar quizzes! Are you an aspiring or actual grammar nerd? Then these tests are for you.
The text below is rife with typos, and your job is to find ’em. The original, non-typo-laden version is at the bottom with corrected mistakes highlighted in red. No cheating by putting the text through spellcheck!
From “As Fake News Spreads Lies, More Readers Shrug at the Truth” published in the New York Times:
Are you ready? Woman up, ’cause here it comes. Place a colon where you think it should be in the following sentences. Some sentences may require editing before they are colon ready.
Just so we’re clear, I’m not talking about fashion. Correct apostrophe use with possessives is something even the best grammarians need a reminder of from time to time. Let’s start with the basics:
The boy’s ball rolled into the water.
There is one boy and the ball that belongs to him rolled into a stagnant, murky creek.