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Common Grammatical Mistakes


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verb
Practise is a _______.
noun
Practice is a _______.
who
Use ____ when a sentence requires a subject pronoun (equivalent to he or she).
whom
In formal English, use _____ when a sentence requires an object pronoun (equivalent to him or her).
whom, who
A circus is like a mother in ____ one can confide and ____ rewards and punishes.
who, whom
How unbearable at times are people ____ are happy, people for ____ everything works out.
who, whom
Strictly speaking, it is correct to use _____ as the subject of a verb and ______ as the object.
whom
It is also strictly right to use ______ after a preposition.
may
He ____ go to the theater tonight (stating the possibility).
might
He _____ go to the theater tonight (expressing doubt).
may
If you are nice to him, he ____ help you out (the chances are good).
might
If you are nice to him, he _____ help you out (but then again, maybe not).
might
If he were to come early, we _____ be able to finish the job (hypothetical).
might
If you had been nice to him, he _____ have helped you out (contrary-to-fact).
formally
Avoid contractions when writing ________.
neither nor
Either or.
negative idea
(Neither) communicates a ________ ______.
negative
(Not me either) or (I don't either) also communicates a __________ idea in a __________ form.
Neither do I
I don't like broccoli...
speaker
A ____ implies (or "suggests") something;
listener
A ___ infers (or "deduces").
disinterested
The adjective ___ means "impartial" and "without bias."
Uninterested
___________ means "indifferent" or "unconcerned."