Grammar Checklist

You may wish to use this printable checklist as you prepare for your Writing test.



  1. I know when to use an adverb and when to use an adjective.
    usually
    often
    sometimes
    rarely
    never


  1. I clearly understand subject-verb agreement.
    yes
    almost
    somewhat
    a little
    not at all


  1. I recognize pronoun inconsistencies.
    usually
    often
    sometimes
    rarely
    never


  1. I can recognize errors in verb tense.
    usually
    often
    sometimes
    rarely
    never


  1. I know when to use the superlative (the most, biggest, etc.) and when to use a comparative (more, bigger, etc.).
    yes
    basically
    most of the time
    not usually
    no


  1. I understand how and when to use determiners, especially a/an and the.
    yes
    mostly
    somewhat
    not quite
    no


  1. I know the words that naturally go together, like 'either...or', 'more...than', and 'as...as'.
    yes
    most of them
    some of them
    a few of them
    no


  1. I can identify errors in negation.
    usually
    often
    sometimes
    rarely
    never


  1. I recognize errors in parallelism.
    usually
    often
    sometimes
    rarely
    never


  1. I can use and understand idiomatic expressions, especially verb-preposition combinations.
    usually
    often
    sometimes
    rarely
    no


  1. I can recognize errors in word choice, for example, substituting 'conscious' for 'conscience', or 'affect' for 'effect'.
    usually
    often
    sometimes
    rarely
    never


  1. I know when a word should be capitalized.
    yes
    basically
    somewhat
    not really
    no


  1. I am confident in my understanding of punctuation, especially as used in complex and compound sentences.
    yes
    nearly
    somewhat
    not really
    no


  1. I can identify sentences that have no error.
    yes
    often
    sometimes
    occasionally
    no