Stage 4: Grammar menu

These are the grammar topics that were tested in the Stage 4 PreQuiz.

Split infinitives
The "to infinitive" is a verb made up of "to" + the base form of the verb, like "to sleep". This lesson discusses the debate about whether a modifier is allowed to split the infinitive, as in "to quietly sleep".
This lesson is about the correct use of capital letters when making abbreviations.
Comma splice
Comma splices (also known as run-on sentences) are a frequent error in student writing, but they're easy to fix. Find out how in this lesson.
Who or whom
WhoWho and whom are relative pronouns. One represents the subject of the sentence and the other the object. Never get them muddled again.
Sentence fragments
Sentence frags are also called incomplete sentences, usually meaning that the sentence has no dominant verb.

Instructions: Hover or tap the questions below to see the relevant Stage 4 lessons for each item in the pre-quiz.

1. Instructions: Use the correct abbreviation for Eileen Braddock's title.
My sister is ordained as a priest. Her title is Reverend Eileen Braddock.

Relevant Stage 4 lesson: Abbreviations

2. Instructions: Select the correct pronoun (who or whom) for each sentence:

To whom it may concern
That was the person whom I saw yesterday.
Whom are you going with?
Ultimately the person who places the order must pay.
This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased! (Matthew 3:17 KJV)
Relevant Stage 4 lesson: who vs whom

3. Instructions: Decide if the comma in the sentence below is used correctly.
Sentence: I just ran a marathon, I feel like I could sleep a week.

No - it needs to be a semi-colon, a conjunction or a full-stop.
Relevant Stage 4 lesson: Comma splice

4. What is wrong with this sentence?
Sentence: Concerning the NZ Government about child safety.

This sentence is a sentence fragment
Relevant Stage 4 lesson: Sentence fragments

5. Retype the famous Star Trek quote with the word "boldly" more accurately positioned.
Sentence: To boldly go where no-one has gone before.

Boldly to go where no-one has gone before.
To go boldly where no-one has gone before.
Relevant Stage 4 lesson: Split infinitive