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Author Topic: Just How Grammatically Correct are YOU ?  (Read 894 times)
Hurricane Annie
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« on: December 23, 2014, 08:08:40 pm »


Test yourself here:


http://en.what-character-are-you.com/d/en/927/index/4877.html?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=desktop&utm_campaign=trafficcheck

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2014, 08:45:44 pm »

I am so disappointed- I only got 12 out of 15 correct.  Nonetheless, they rated me as "excellent".
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2014, 08:59:03 pm »

I got 15/15

 and then they accused me of being an English teacher
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2014, 09:27:45 pm »

I got 14/15 and they said:

'your score really is truly outstanding. Your grammar knowledge really must be exceptional, because it normally takes an experienced linguist to get such a high score first time. Have you ever thought about going into teaching?'

I am a human being who has been communicating with other human beings for 24 years, that's plenty of experience with language! Right?

Really wish I knew which one I got wrong!
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2014, 01:12:21 am »

I got 15/15.  I am English and so have used the language all my life.  I would be pretty miffed if I did not get a high mark.
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2014, 03:11:13 am »

I got 15/15, but I guessed on at least three.

Funny, the sentence for the question about their/they're/there was flawed in either use of commas or sentence structure.
Wait, did I just become a grammar nazi?
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2014, 04:46:08 am »

15/15, most of those were pretty easy...
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2014, 03:13:22 pm »

Wot?


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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2014, 06:45:03 pm »

14/15. 

I'd dearly like to know which one I got wrong....
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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2014, 05:10:22 am »

They gave me 15 out of 15 and I consider myself rather unschooled in proper grammar.
I cannot even properly diagram a sentence!

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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2014, 03:21:00 pm »

14/15

Wharrabluddy'ell is a pluperfect? Garn.
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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2014, 04:08:46 pm »

14/15

Not bad; for an un-educated labourer with no academic qaulification's to his name', Wink

Like others I would like to know which one was incorrect tho':/>? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2014, 09:49:31 pm »

I did notice that  when there was a  right answer the blue line across the bottom moved ahead

 But then - I didn't get any wrong.
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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2014, 12:11:52 am »

12/15 not bad given I had to guess at a fair few answers.

On the other hand, given quite a few of the questions required knowing some quite obscure grammatical terms which most people wouldn't know unless they had studied language at an advanced academic level, I mean how many of you; HONESTLY know what a pluperfect tense is (without looking it up)?
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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2014, 03:36:43 am »

12/15 not bad given I had to guess at a fair few answers.

On the other hand, given quite a few of the questions required knowing some quite obscure grammatical terms which most people wouldn't know unless they had studied language at an advanced academic level, I mean how many of you; HONESTLY know what a pluperfect tense is (without looking it up)?

 Ok so I looked that one up  but I still had to consider the answer.  And OK so I do have  degree level education in written   communications -and I am naturally gifted  that way.

 But most of that stuff I had drummed into me at primary school [ at under 10yrs old]

Though most of the former class mates I  shared it with  on FB got a few wrong and took it rather personally.
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« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2014, 02:58:30 pm »

I got 14/15 and they said:

'your score really is truly outstanding. Your grammar knowledge really must be exceptional, because it normally takes an experienced linguist to get such a high score first time. Have you ever thought about going into teaching?'

I am a human being who has been communicating with other human beings for 24 years, that's plenty of experience with language! Right?

Really wish I knew which one I got wrong!

Me too! Very frustrating. However, I did also notice that some of their answers were wrong too - no full stops? Well, gosh!
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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2014, 05:18:50 pm »

Wow, I got 14 out of 15 correct. That's not bad for a mathematician!
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