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Test your grammar 'smarts' with our quiz!

John Nordell / The Christian Science Monitor

We know you're out there, words nerds, given what we hear from you when we mangle the language occasionally. Here’s your chance to show what you know.

- Ruth Walker

1. Fill in the blank with a first-person singular pronoun (I, myself, or me). 'I accidentally cut ______ shaving.'

This is a “reflexive” pronoun, reserved for cases where the subject (“I”) and the object refer to the same person. If your barber takes a nick out of you, though, it’s “He accidentally cut me,” not “myself.”

This is a “reflexive” pronoun, reserved for cases where the subject (“I”) and the object refer to the same person. If your barber takes a nick out of you, though, it’s “He accidentally cut me,” not “myself.”

This is a “reflexive” pronoun, reserved for cases where the subject (“I”) and the object refer to the same person. If your barber takes a nick out of you, though, it’s “He accidentally cut me,” not “myself.”

I

 

Myself

 

Me

 
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