Cases Quiz

Grammar gotchas

Try this quiz to see how well you choose the correct word in pairs like these:
   •That vs. which
   •Farther vs. further
   •Like vs. as
   •Though vs. although

For each question in this quiz, chose the missing word(s). 

#1. [        ] construction is near completion, occupancy has not yet been approved.

Select all that apply:


#2. Deeds are the documents [        ] property ownership is conveyed.

When whom or which is used, the preposition may be at the beginning of the clause.


#3. The door was locked, so the thief [        ] through the open window.

“Might have entered” would be better if there had been many possible ways for the thief to enter. “Might” indicates a remote possibility.

“May have entered” would be better if the window had been the only obvious way for the thief to enter.


#4. The case went to trial, [        ] in a different jurisdiction.

Though and although are interchangeable.


#5. Despite the bad weather, construction is [        ] than I expected.

Farther indicates distance. Where distance is not involved, further is the better (safer) choice. However, check your favorite style guide. Sometimes, farther is used to describe distance from completion!


#6. If I [        ] asked to testify, I would vouch for him.


#7. If the rain [        ] stop, the game could continue.


#8. The rest stop is [        ] than I expected.

This sentence clearly refers to physical distance, so farther is the correct adjective.


#9. The house, [        ] Jack built, is for sale again.

When a descriptive clause is set between commas, it is deemed nonessential. In this case, “The house is for sale again.” would stand alone.

A different sentence might say, “The house that Jack built is for sale again.” In that example, the sentence meaning is dependent on Jack.


#10. The kitchen is a mess, [        ] you might expect.

Like indicates simularity. One thing is like another.
As indicates ‘in the same way’.


#11. The newlywed cottage was perfect for [        ].

She and he are pronouns that represent subjects. Her and him represent the object(s) of a verb.



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