How to write good Grammar questions

Grammar questions consist of an incorrect sentence that requires correction. The error might be incorrect punctuation, a word not capitalized or perhaps, a word spelled incorrectly.

Also known as: error correction, sentence correction, sentence structure, grammar correction, objective

Use Grammar Questions to Assess:

  • Punctuation Skills
  • Grammar Skills
  • Word Capitalization
  • Reading Skills
  • Correct word usage
  • Sentence structure

Question Usage Ideas:

  • Proofreading Assessments
  • Foreign Language Tests
  • Spot the Error quizzes
  • Journalism Testing

Advantages of Grammar Questions:

  • Teaches users to spot mistakes
  • Great for assessing the understanding of the particular written language
  • Answers require the user to think about their answer
  • No guessing as with other question types.
  • Gain a good understanding of what the user knows/doesn't know

Disadvantages of Grammar Questions:

  • Can be difficult for those who are not fluent in the language the question is being asked in
  • Can be graded incorrectly if the user is an a location where words are spelled differently than what is in the Test.


Tips for creating Grammar Questions

  • Double check your own grammar before giving to your users
  • Focus on one type of grammatical error per question (Eg, spelling or capitalization or punctuation) Avoid testing for all in one sentence.
  • Take into consideration where the user is from - spellings may be different in different locations.
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