Common grammatical Errors
Commonly confused words
Commas
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Present Perfect , Present Perfect Continuous or Past?
100
We understand each other [really well; really good].
What is really well?
100
I do not want to (lose/loose) this game.
What is lose?
100
I live at 16110 Wildwood Lane New Lenox Illinois 60451.
I live at 16110 Wildwood Lane, New Lenox, Illinois, 60451.
100
Correct the punctuation in this sentence or state that it is correct: Lets eat Grandma.
What is Let's eat, Grandma.
100
She has been running for 30 minutes now. 

Present Perfect Progressive 

200
I think the cake is done. It smells [good; well].
What is good?
200
Give the dog (it's/its) ball back before he bites you.
What is its?
200
My birthday is on January 30th 1986.
My birthday is on January 30th, 1986.
200
Correct the punctuation in this sentence or state that it is correct: I wanted to go to the doctor I had a cold
What is I wanted to go to the doctor. I had a cold.
200

Formula: 

to have + to be + past participle 

present perfect form 

300
Every one of you [have; has] earned my respect.
What is has?
300
Those people need to wash (their/there/they're) filthy truck!
What is their?
300
Yes I would love to go on a date with you.
Yes, I would love to go on a date with you.
300
Correct the punctuation in this sentence or state that it is correct: My mother said, "Please John, don't eat the daisies".
What is My mother said, "Please, John, don't eat the daisies."
300
He swept the floors after she spilled the cereal on the floor.

Swept is the past tense form of to sweep 

400
I am the one [who; whom] tells you where to go.
What is who?
400
Would you like to go to the mall (to,too,two)?
What is too?
400
Handsome funny actors are the best in chick flicks.
Handsome, funny actors are the best in chick flicks.
400
Correct the punctuation in this sentence or state that it is correct: When I was young, the Oscar Mayer company had a song that said, "Oh! I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener!"
What is correct.
400

Where have you been? I've been looking every where for you? 

Present Perfect form 

500
To [who; whom] should I write my letter?
What is whom?
500
(Whose/Who's) seen my black ink pen?
What is who's?
500
The governor of California who is a lover of movies will be in town next week.
The governor of California, who is a lover of movies, will be in town next week.
500
Correct the punctuation in this sentence or state that it is correct: When are you Daisy and Sam going to Chicago.
What is When are you, Daisy[,] and Sam going to Chicago?
500

Why do we use Present Perfect? 

2 reasons wins the points

1. to talk about something that happened more than once in the past

2. to talk about something that happened in an unspecified period of time 

3. to talk about something that started in the past but continues to the present 

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