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Tricky quiz will put your grammar and spelling skills to the test

Tricky 20-question English quiz will put your grammar and spelling skills to the test – so, do YOU have what it takes to score full marks?

  • A new quiz has been created to put your spelling and grammar to the test  
  • US trivia platform Quizly challenges players to correctly answer 20 questions
  • Only English experts can score at least 15/20 – but, can you achieve a full score? 

Many of us are reliant on technology to correct our spelling and grammar, but this quiz proves not thinking for yourself can begin to effect your English skills.

U.S trivia platform Quizly has rounded up 20 multiple-choice questions, ranging from spot the correct spelling to select the right definition.

According to the creators of the quiz only an English expert is able to correctly score at least 15/20.

But how many can you answer? Scroll down to take the test then check your answers at the bottom. 

A tricky new English quiz challenges players to answer 20 multiple-choice questions designed to test spelling and grammar (file image) 

1.

  • Temptation
  • Forecast
  • Excess
  • Despair
  • Profit
  • Incident  

2. 

  • Act without interest
  • Make someone nervous
  • Suppress completely
  • Speak effectively
  • Change position
  • Refuse to accept  

3.

  • Serendipity
  • Serenidepity
  • Serenedipity
  • Serendepity
  • Serenedepity
  • Serenidipity

4.  

  • Advise
  • Both are correct
  • Neither are correct
  • Advice 

5.  

  • Prevalent
  • Real
  • Abnormal
  • Trivial
  • Valid
  • Doubtful  

6. 

  • Indirectly express
  • Clearly defined
  • Lose strength
  • Justify an action
  • Cause a problem
  • Disgracefully bad 

7.

  • Cantalope
  • Cantalupe
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cantalobe
  • Cantaloube
  • Cantaluope 

8.

  • Both are correct
  • Neither are correct
  • All together
  • Altogether

9.

  • Smooth
  • Sensational
  • Graceful
  • Loud
  • Happy 
  • Independent 

10.

  • Blocked off
  • Extremely careful
  • Lacking awareness
  • Slightly salty
  • Lacking quickness
  • Swing back and forth 

11.

  • Florescent
  • Floresent
  • Flouresent
  • Fluoresent
  • Flourescent
  • Fluorescent 

12. 

  • Anyone
  • Both are correct
  • Any one
  • Neither are correct  

13.

  • Respectable
  • Flattering
  • Diminished
  • Shrewd
  • Cruel 
  • Superior  

14. 

  • To cause harm
  • Not clearly understood
  • To make up something on the spot 
  • To wander about
  • Person who likes being alone
  • Excessively bold

15. 

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Pharmeceutical
  • Pharmecutical
  • Pharmacutical
  • Pharmaceuticle
  • Pharmacuticle 

16.

  • Both are correct
  • Any 
  • Neither are correct
  • Some 

17.

  • Rebellious
  • Satisfactory
  • Fickle
  • Extravagant
  • Foreign
  • Deficient 

18. 

  • Easily understandable
  • Living in solitude
  • Having precise relevance to the matter at hand
  • Narrow-minded
  • Easily influenced
  • Characterized by goodwill  

19.

  • Heiarchy
  • Hiararchy
  • Hiarachy
  • Hierarchy
  • Hierachy
  • Heirarchy

20.  

  • Both are correct
  • Salon
  • Neither are correct
  • Saloon 

ANSWERS

 1. Excess

2. Refuse to accept

3. Serendipty

4. Advice

5. Doubtful

6. Disgracefully bad

7. Cantaloupe

8. Altogether

9. Happy

10. Slightly salty

 11. Fluorescent 

12. Any one

13. Respectable

14. To wander about

15. Pharmaceutical

16. Both are correct

17. Foreign

18. Characterized by goodwill

19. Hierarchy

20. Salon

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