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General Chat Thread, For your Pedants: Grammar and Punctuation Test in General; Originally Posted by witch It tells you on the site - take it again and click on "show answers" I've ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    It tells you on the site - take it again and click on "show answers"
    I've tried that in both Chrome and IE and neither will show me the answers

    By a process of trial and error... and fortunately being pretty certain which ones were right... I have identified my incorrect answers. Questions 11 and 13 tripped me up. I didn't read question 13 properly and never would have got 11 right... I can still hear my English teacher's anger as I failed to do this at school all those years ago!
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    A disappointing 12/14. I got the last two wrong dammit!

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    12/14 for me too. Beaten by 13 and 14... Damn you tricky quiz!!!

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    Grammar.docx
    I got no 8 wrong:

    Correct answers attached
    Last edited by witch; 7th February 2013 at 10:23 AM.

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    Take 'em away @witch. It's not fair on those who want to do the test without cheating.
    Last edited by witch; 7th February 2013 at 10:21 AM.

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    I think I did pretty well, considering I have no [censored] clue what they're talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Take 'em away @witch. It's not fair on those who want to do the test without cheating.
    Put [ color="white" ] [ /color ] tags around the answers so people have to highlight to read them e.g.

    You can read this bit but not this bit because I hid it.

    (take the spaces out of the square brackets, had to write it that way to show up as code tags weren't working for me)
    Last edited by sonofsanta; 7th February 2013 at 10:05 AM.

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    S'ok - I've put it in an attachment
    Something going screwy in this today - I tried to quote a post and it edited it, I tried to post and it double posted, then posted the same thing twice in the same post

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    S'ok - I've put it in an attachment
    Something going screwy in this today - I tried to quote a post and it edited it, I tried to post and it double posted, then posted the same thing twice in the same post
    It's been doing that for a while...

    there's usually a [color=silver] ---- updated ----- inbetween.

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    14, but it should have been 13 as I clicked on the wrong button and got a question right instead of the wrong answer I thought I was selecting (best to be honest in these things).

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    12/14 here. Got the "pride" one wrong (stupid now I think about it), and the "gerund" question at the end. I've never heard that word before, so I'm happy enough that my total guess was incorrect!

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    9/14. But is it really necessary to know *what* a gerund or a prepositional clause is, rather that you use them correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
    9/14. But is it really necessary to know *what* a gerund or a prepositional clause is, rather that you use them correctly?
    You are correct. I was very good at grammar at school, but Clause Analysis in English lessons (this was the 1970s) bored me to tears. I could see the point in learning how to write correctly, but I couldn't see why I needed to know the names of the different types of clauses

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    I got 6 out of 14, and if im honest got lucky with some of those 6.

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    8/14 here and guessed 3 of those, personally I don't see the point in worrying about spelling and grammar these days, as long as you can be understood eh?


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