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    Default Re: Correct grammar "Test computer skills"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ladyTL View Post
    This is a school project. My project is to see the differences in computer skills between different countries. And this is the test that I've done and whom I will let the students do.

    My question is, is the whole sheet/test (all the questions) grammatically correct?
    Aha - if only you'd said that in the first place.

    One simple slip that Ems missed:
    If there ARE any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me.
    Also, I think 'acts weird' is a bit too informal. I'd say 'behaves weirdly'.

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    Default Re: Correct grammar "Test computer skills"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ladyTL View Post
    TACK S HEMSKT MYCKET! :D
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    (My guess would be 'Thank you very much'.)

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    Default Re: Correct grammar "Test computer skills"?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    (My guess would be 'Thank you very much'.)

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    Mine too, but that would have been easy enough to say in English!

    I found "acts weirdly" a little unnatural too and was going to say that a computer can't "act" in any way. However, I would have changed it to "behaved" and realised that exactly the same argument could have been made about that word. Consequently, I left it even though I didn't like it.
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    Default Re: Correct grammar "Test computer skills"?

    To both of you!

    THANKS A LOT :D
    I'm so sorry that I wrote in my own language, I think I was kind of disattracted.

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    Default Re: Correct grammar "Test computer skills"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ladyTL View Post
    To both of you!

    THANKS A LOT :D
    I'm so sorry that I wrote in my own language, I think I was kind of disattracted.
    Distracted, not disattracted.
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    Default Re: Correct grammar "Test computer skills"?

    Although I quite like 'disattracted' It makes a kind of sense. The speaker's attention was attracted towards something else.

    (Thinking about 'distracted', I realize that originally it was a metaphor. The root is the same as that of an old printer's 'tractor-feed' - or, more simply, a 'tractor' [the sort that pulls things on farms]. Your attention is pulled away. Still, times-a-wastin'...)

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