What’s the difference between “in time” and “on time”? What do you call a person who cuts a man’s hair? What do you call an animal doctor?

Beat the clock and answer as many spelling, vocabulary and grammar questions as you can in this 60-second quiz!
Johnny Grammar’s Word Challenge is a quiz for English learners to test common vocabulary, spelling and grammar that appear in everyday English.

Main features:
- 3 difficulty levels – Easy, Medium, Hard
- 3 categories – Words, Grammar, Spelling
- 10 topics that include Food & Restaurants, Travel, Idioms and Hobbies.
- Earn badges as you progress and share your score with others on the leaderboard!
- Compete with others on a global leaderboard
- Feedback is given for the wrong answers so that you know why they’re wrong.

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What’s New

Version 3.8.1

* We made some internal updates and fixed some bugs to improve performance.
We hope you're enjoying Johnny Grammar’s Word Challenge! Thanks so much for your support, and do send us an email at if you have any feedback or suggestions for improvements. Don’t forget to enable push notifications on your phone/tablet Settings screen if you want to receive a fun quiz notification every weekend!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12K Ratings

12K Ratings

qxeen_say123 ,


Best app ever I definitely recommend this to any of you guys who need help with grammar. I have nothing to complain about, it is a perfect app. Furthermore I have nothing to change about it. It was also very fun! It helped me improve my grammar a bit, even though I know most of the things. So I DEFINITELY recommend it!!!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review and comments. We are very glad to know you are enjoying this app! :)

ML316 ,

Best game ever

I got this game a couple weeks ago and I have gotten a lot of questions right on stuff I didn’t even know I knew all in all this is a really great game and it helped me learn a lot

One suggestion I have is to give a little more time in a round so you can answer more questions

RissaD73 ,

Kinks need to be worked out

The app does not conform to the English dictionary, but rather the UK. For example, “Food that you pick up at a restaurant,” the answer is “takeaway” not “take out.” The spelling is the same. For example, “Which is correct jewelry or jewellry” Americans would choose “jewelry” but the app marks it incorrect as “jewellry” is the correct spelling abroad. Keep in mind that this is a UK app, so internationally, it could be an awesome app. Hope they continue to develop and improve.

App Privacy

The developer, British Council, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Location
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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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