Calling all word nerds: Grammar Guide quiz is up

grammar-quiziconA new Grammar Guide quiz is up. Here is the disclaimer for all you sticklers: No, it's not really about grammar; it's about usage and word choice. The sentences all come from real life this time — from copy I have read or have edited. Of course, we copy editors don't catch everything — as readers remind us often. We try, though, even in these trying times.

Click here or on the question mark icon to begin the 10-sentence quiz. Be sure to click through to read the explanations (which, by the way, are the same whether you answered correctly or incorrectly). Leave a comment here if you would like or send me a message.

I am on Twitter, too — #grammarguide.

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