This one is slightly different in format and is based on an exercise we do in one of my workshops.
Answers next week…so watch out for them.
In the meantime, by all means jot down what you feel are the correct sentences, in the comments section down below.
Read on, and good luck!
Which of the following sentences use correct grammar?
1. I would have gone in his place, but he insisted that he was well enough for work
2. The report that I’ve wrote should be ready for our meeting tomorrow.
3. We really shouldn’t of been so argumentative with that new supplier.
4. Me and my manager drove to Bristol to see the HR team at Head Office.
5. It looks like it’s down to you and I to sort out this delivery problem.
6. The property comprises 3 bedrooms, a family bathroom, lounge/diner and kitchen.
Which of the following sentences use correct spelling?
This section contains two arguable ones … see if you can pick them out!
7. He will be on leave next week, apparantly.
8. Here are some appropriate perimeters to use to judge the results.
9. Her car is in the workshop today to have its breaks done.
10. The CEO paid Maureen quite a nice compliment about her work today.
11. Irregardless of how late we need to stay on, we must complete this report today.
12. Wow! Did you see that flash of lightening?
Which of the following sentences use correct punctuation?
This section contains one arguable one, depending on whether you use British or American English. Clue … the word “Oxford…”
13. It’s only a matter of time before someone collides with the new fencing.
14. Womens’ and mens’ clothing are on the second floor.
15. We need to submit those figures to the Board in 3 day’s time.
16. The ladies’ room is just down the corridor to your right.
17. We need to buy more staples, printer cartridges and copier paper.
18. He looks very ill, we need to phone his wife and ask her to take him home.
Which of the following sentences use correct syntax?
19. Speaking as a professional, I would suggest you consider a lawsuit.
20. After giving a rousing speech, the entire audience applauded the CEO.
21. Dressed in a designer outfit with stunning jewellery, Mr Spencer was pleased to escort her to lunch.
22. Even though it was raining, he managed to walk between the buildings and stay dry.
23. The Chairman was accompanied by the Vice-Chairman holding the trophies and the CEO.
24. HR Director Gemma Stanford towered over President John Waterford in very high heels.
Don’t forget to check back next week!
In the meantime, as I said above, if you’d like to jot down the numbers of the sentences you feel are correct here in the comments (scroll down) please do!