Grammar Quiz

Formerly | Formally (Answers)

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Select the answer that best fits the sentence.
1.
, we didn't listen to mom and dad, but we do now.

2. We are
dressing up for sing-sing.

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Explanation

'Formally' means in accordance to rules or officially. 'Formerly' means in the past or before in time.

Proceed | Precede (Answers)

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1. Do not
to drill holes in your nose. It can lead to infection.

2. Samson let Ruth
him through the door out of respect.

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Explanation

'Proceed' and 'preceed' are actually opposites. 'Proceed' is a verb meaning to continue on, while 'preceed' means to come before.

Lead | Led (Answers)

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1.
me with your heart to a better future.

2. She
us all with strong morals.

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Explanation

'Lead' has two different meanings. The first is a metallic element often used in pencils and is on the periodic table as: "Pb". The second usage sounds different, and it is pronounced like greed. It means to guide or direct someone. 'Led' is the past tense of the verb lead.

Minuet | Minute (Answers)

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1. Let's learn the
and perform it together.

2. We should wash our hands for a whole
, especially if we're around someone that's coughing.

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Explanation

'Minuet' is a dance that moves gently and is graceful. A 'minute' is a unit of time equal to sixty seconds.

Maybe | May be (Answers)

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1.
we'll dance instead of sing. Or we could do both.

2. We
going to smoke marijuana, but need to be aware it leads to health problems.

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Explanation

Maybe is a compound word that means 'possibly' or 'perchance'. May be is a phrase that means 'might be' or 'could be'.

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