Areas/Topics covered by Journalism School Grammar and Usage Test

 

 

Punctuation

-      Colons, semicolons

-      Unnecessary commas

-      Quotes, punctuating

-      It's/its

-      Commas around states

-      Commas around dates

-      Comma splice

-      Exclamation points

-      Hyphens, 3- to 5-year olds

-      Possessive plurals

-      Basic plurals

-      Plural dates


Vocabulary

-      Principle/principal

-      Affect/effect

-      Try and/try to

-      Sit/set

-      More than/over

-      Since/because

-      Eager/anxious

-      Adverb usage

-      Fewer/Less

-      Lay/lie (present tense)

-      Hopefully/I hope

-      Lay/lie (past tense)

-      Freshman/freshmen

-      Feel/think

 

Syntax

-      Dangling modifiers

-      Parallel construction

-      Non-sentences

-      Passive voice

-      Compound modifiers

-      As---of a

-      "There are" constructions

-      Misplaced modifiers

 

Pronouns

-      Whose/who's

-      That/Who

-      That/which

-      I/me

-      Who/whom

-      Its/their