Where Are You on Our Grammar-Stickler Sliding Scale?

On a scale of 1 to 10, can you guess how big a stickler you are? (Your friends and colleagues probably can.)

No matter! There’s room in this world for us all, whether you see yourself as a promoter of editorial love and tolerance, an upholder of clarity and standards, or someone who just wants peace in publishing.

Here at Shop Talk, we’re vegging out for the holidays and skipping our monthly Chicago Style Workout. We’ll be back with a new one in January, but meanwhile just for fun we invite you to measure your peeving profile with this grammar survey.

It’s all in fun, but if you don’t like your results, feel free to take the quiz again. And the comments are open—let us know how you really feel!

 

Question 1 of 10

1. Would you rather use whom correctly or sound like a normal person?
 
 

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Question 2 of 10

2. How do you feel when you see irregardless?
 
 

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Question 3 of 10

3. “I feel really badly about that.”
 
 

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Question 4 of 10

4. “With regards to the previous statement . . .”
 
 

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Question 5 of 10

5. This line is reserved for those with fifteen items or less.
 
 

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Question 6 of 10

6. They only meant to take three.
 
 

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Question 7 of 10

7. The donuts were for Skippy and I.
 
 

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Question 8 of 10

8. The insults flew between Rooney, Martie, and Juan.
 
 

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Question 9 of 10

9. This one’s more perfect.
 
 

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Question 10 of 10

10. Everyone is smarter than she.
 
 

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