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    Default Fun With Grammar




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    13/14. Friggin' gerund.
    From now on, ponyfixer, i'll include foot note references.


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    13/14. Friggin' subordinate clause.
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    13/14 - friggin' test designer. I think I answered correctly the one they marked wrong -- have had a similar experience on a job skills grammar test!
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    14/14 baby!!
    Nine out of ten times, you'll get it wrong...but it's that tenth time that you get it right that makes all the difference.


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    I will take the quiz, but when I saw the thread title I thought, "It will brighten my cyberworld so much if folks would just learn to use 'than' and 'then' correctly!" "Other thEn that" and various other egregious misuses of "then" for "than" are running rampant in written English.

    Congrats on all your good scores!

    PS: 14/14 -- Thanks for the fun link!
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    14/14 - fun! Have you seen grmr.me? A little fun with they're/their/there: http://grmr.me/thr/



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    13/14 I debated whether they also meant 'pride' as in a group of animals and guessed wrong.


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    13/14 - gerund got me too



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    13/14-- friggin prepositional phrase...or whatever.

    For a minute in 3rd grade I knew terms for the parts of sentences and such. Some old schooler taught us to diagram sentences. That was weird and useful if you got into the zone with it. But it was easy to leave the zone.

    And everything I know about the names of tenses has come from studying foreign languages.
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    11/14 BUT I reverted back to the quiz itself after looking at the result... I HAD all the correct answers (my choice still showed in the quiz), but they showed wrong choices for the team/pride and prepositional phrase!!! I had them right!!!

    So double check your "errors"... I should have had 14/14!! So much for that quiz!


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    14/14! Fun couple of minutes :-) Always have to practice!



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    9/14, but I didn't use Google on some of the terms I don't remember from middle school.

    *shame* I have a Bachelor's in English! Creative writing, not anything...studious...
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    14/14 Two times I caught it in the act of changing my correct answer.



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    12/14
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    13/14 - Pride did me in! was thinking more in the lines of Pride and Prejudice! Duh..

    Thanks for the link, I am going to pass the quiz along to my students (evil snicker)
    Last edited by sophie; Feb. 19, 2013 at 09:51 AM.
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    13/14 yay! clicked the wrong box on question # 13 or I would have had 14/14. :/



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    Quote Originally Posted by sophie View Post
    13/14 - Pride did me in! was thinking more in the lines of Pride and Prejudice! Duh.
    Same thing happened to me--and I felt guilty because I'm an editor. Or I've been paid to serve as one for most of my adult career.
    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.



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    14/14 SUCK IT!
    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.



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    13/14... flippin' active voice got me!



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