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    Grammar Test

    How many Teacher's could pass this Grammar Test??

    Courtesy of the Beeb

    BBC News - 10 questions on grammar

    I took the test and got 2 out of 10!!

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    NB: should be "How many teachers" (no apostrophe). But I'm assuming you knew that and it was irony!

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    7/10, but it was a bit tough for me

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    I was going to write a sentence full of grammatical error's, but I just thought that leaving the one in there would be enough!!

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    6/10 and classed as a "Promising Pedant", but then I already knew that *

    *I guessed at least 3 correctly so my real score is 3/10...but as a child of the 60's and 70's teaching revolution I blame the system!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    7/10, but it was a bit tough for me
    The same. There were a few tricky questions in there, I thought.

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    5 out of 10 - A 'Promising pedant' - (A pedant is a person who is excessively concerned with formalism and precision, or who makes an ostentatious and arrogant show of his/her learning.) From wikipedia)"

    Not me then....
    Last edited by JonThompson; 14th May 2013 at 12:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    6/10 and classed as a "Promising Pedant", but then I already knew that *

    *I guessed at least 3 correctly so my real score is 3/10...but as a child of the 60's and 70's teaching revolution I blame the system!
    That's what I got, but guessed at 4 so my score is probably closer to 2/10

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    6/10 here.


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    7/10, but the first question was ambiguous - if you had more than one person living next door, neighbours would be plural and neighbours' would have been correct, not neighbour's.

    So I maintain I should be 8/10. Which is still not good enough. Bah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    7/10, but the first question was ambiguous - if you had more than one person living next door, neighbours would be plural and neighbours' would have been correct, not neighbour's.

    So I maintain I should be 8/10. Which is still not good enough. Bah.
    The first question was very clear...it referred to "the man next door", i.e. singular...


    [WARNING] Pendantry detected... [/WARNING]

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    The first question was very clear...it referred to "the man next door", i.e. singular...


    [WARNING] Pendantry detected... [/WARNING]
    Alas! So it did. My own damned fault for being a smart alec and skipping straight to the answers, thinking I don't need context cos I'm dead clever and stuff.

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