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One for the grammar police...

Old Nov 10th 2013, 4:40 pm
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http://m.staples.ca/sbdca/en_CA/cre/...s/grammarquiz/

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Old Nov 11th 2013, 2:01 am
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91% sorry
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Old Nov 11th 2013, 3:10 am
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100%. As I should - I am a well-educated English native speaker.
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100%

Surely it's a test for schoolchildren?
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Old Nov 11th 2013, 4:31 am
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You scored 97%: You’re a Grammar Guru!

The average score for all users is 91%.

Silly mistake.
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Old Nov 11th 2013, 5:52 am
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You scored 97%: You’re a Grammar Guru! I never say whom, sounds somewhat pretentious
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Old Nov 11th 2013, 6:19 am
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You scored 97%: You’re a Grammar Guru! I never say whom, sounds somewhat pretentious
In cyberspace nobody can hear you being a twat during a grammar test.
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I was wrong on (and still don't fully grasp the idea of) the one where the " ' " goes after a word.
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Old Nov 11th 2013, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by Brains1983 View Post
I was wrong on (and still don't fully grasp the idea of) the one where the " ' " goes after a word.
It's one of these rules:

Do it when X is X and Y is Y.
Unless XX happens then don't, but do do it if YY happens.
However, XY needs two, YX needs none and XXYXXYYXYYYYYX needs one after the s.
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81 percent, no percent thingy on the iPad, just as well that I am a maths. Teacher
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Originally Posted by winter View Post
81 percent, no percent thingy on the iPad, just as well that I am a maths. Teacher
QED
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Originally Posted by Brains1983 View Post
I was wrong on (and still don't fully grasp the idea of) the one where the " ' " goes after a word.
Apparently only 3-7% of people got that wrong on the test. I really doubt that that is representative of the general UK or US population.
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Old Nov 11th 2013, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by winter View Post
81 percent, no percent thingy on the iPad, just as well that I am a maths. Teacher
What is "a maths"?
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94%

All or dam near all of that stuff is grade school level, so can't be patting my back too much
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