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Grammar Test

2003-12-11 20:23:50.030206+00 by Dan Lyke 8 comments

Borklog needs comments so we can compare results over there: A (fairly simple) grammar quiz. Don't be intimidated by my 10 of 10.

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#Comment Re: Grammar Test made: 2003-12-11 21:06:57.777303+00 by: markd

The scary thing is the number of college folks I interact with would get a zero on that quiz. Makes me cringe to get email or AIMs from them (not to mention IRC)

I've been pondering adding comments. I just never seem to get around to it. And since I don't title my entries (I don't think that way). Maybe something to do for my winter break.

#Comment Re: Grammar Test made: 2003-12-11 22:12:50.077755+00 by: Jette

I got 10 of 10. I like to think most people would score well on that quiz, but I fear some of my content experts would not. (I'm a tech writer. My job is to make software developers look like they would score 10/10 on these quizzes.)

#Comment Re: Grammar Test made: 2003-12-11 23:33:49.20958+00 by: Dan Lyke

I've found that punctuation lessons from Bob the Angry Flower helped me a lot, especially Bob on "its" versus "it's". Haven't made that mistake since.

Maybe we need to get Stephen Nottley to cover the whole "affect/effect" and "lay/lie/laid/lain" thing so I have those wired too...

#Comment Re: Grammar Test made: 2003-12-12 01:01:36.378107+00 by: Mars Saxman

I missed "as if he were" and "felt badly", probably because I spent too long thinking about them. Bah.

Oh well. I can still write more clearly than our tech writer.


#Comment Re: Grammar Test made: 2003-12-12 01:12:17.279434+00 by: dws

9/10. I missed "bad/badly". And I feel awfully about it.

#Comment Re: Grammar Test made: 2003-12-12 03:53:07.975874+00 by: meuon

Ugh. 8 out of 10. I was distracted by the cute girls in my English classes.

#Comment Re: Grammar Test made: 2003-12-12 07:00:56.753295+00 by: Diane Reese

10/10. And yes, as a matter of fact, I *did* used to diagram sentences for fun. "Jabberwocky" was my favorite.

#Comment Re: Grammar Test made: 2003-12-12 15:21:02.687369+00 by: petronius

9 of 10, the "its" got me. And I rather liked diagramming sentences back in the 50's.