Something for the Grammar Nazis

quiz in The Gruaniad

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09/02/2013 at 15:57

All rather alarming that 11 year olds have to know this sort of stuff. I got 11/14. More alarming is why they have 14 questions and not 10,15 or 20, which sort of isn't right. Did you know that greunds can hang? I was taught it, but didn't understand it.

10/02/2013 at 13:05

I got 13/14. Understood the double meaning of pride in trick question no. 8, but I overthought the question. I didn't think the emotion meaning of 'a pride' was really a noun in the same way that 'a truth' is. I would say that 'I took pride in my work' was correct usage rather than 'I took a pride in my work'. I kind of thought the question was a double trick!

Fun quiz!

Edited: 10/02/2013 at 13:05
10/02/2013 at 14:26

6, 13, 14 wrong. 11 out of 14.

10/02/2013 at 15:39

12 out of 14.  I don't remember being taught any of this but most of it seemed fairly obvious once I thought about it.

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