Misspelling: Multiple Choice Grammar Test

Have you ever seen a (1) _________ word on a sign? Or a sign with the wrong punctuation? Those kinds of mistakes (2) _________ Jeff Deck. He decided last summer that he could (3) _________ the world a better place by correcting mistakes, or typos, on signs.

Deck is now driving around the US looking for mistakes in print. So far, he (4) _________ more than 5,000 miles. When Deck (5) _________ a mistake, he asks the store owner or shop manager if he can fix it. He carries a supply of markers, crayons, and wite-outs (6) _________ he can correct almost any mistake he finds. (7) _________ of the people who own the signs are happy to let Deck (8) _________ errors of spelling, grammar, or punctuation.

«We want to help people out», said Deck. It’s not about making anybody (9) _________ or making somebody look stupid, he added. Everybody makes mistakes, and his goal is correcting (10) _________ mistakes.

Deck thinks that (11) _________ errors can cause more mistakes. If people see a word misspelled in print or on a sign, they might think the sign is right, he says.

Deck is not sure why he sees so many typos these days. He thinks maybe people (12) _________ enough about spelling and punctuation.

1 misspelling misspell misspellable misspelled
2 do bother does bother did bother bothering
3 create turn do make
4 travelled has been travelling has travelled hadtravelled
5 is found finds will find has been found
6 in order to as if as so
7 Most The most Mostly The more
8 correct to correct correcting to be corrected
9 to feel feel feeling felt
10 that this those these
11 printing printed printable print
12 not taught aren’t teaching aren’t being taught not being taught

1.D; 2.A; 3.D; 4.C; 5.B; 6.D; 7.A; 8.A; 9.B; 10.D; 11.A; 12.C

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