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    Default Grammar Terms Quiz

    I've got to be honest, I sometimes throw around terms like 'base form of the verb', 'reported speech' and 'phrasal verb' as if there were common, everyday words. Here's a quick quiz you can do with the class to check...

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    Smile Re: Grammar Terms Quiz

    Well, Red, you didn't goof, but the person you quoted did. He clearly meant to say as if they were common, everyday words and not as if there were common, everyday words. More evidence there that spellcheckers cannot adequately replace real proofreaders.



    (I only got 90% on my first try. One of my answers was not what I intended.)
    Last edited by RonBee; 06-Dec-2004 at 23:58. Reason: To add something

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    Phew! I thought for a moment I was being told off! <grin>

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    Chill - it is just talk. Isn't that what language is all about?

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    Default Re: Grammar Terms Quiz

    TwoStep, did you notice the <grin> and the ???

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    I sure did but nowadays "grin and bear" seems to be the order of the day.

    It is past reasonable hours in the UK.

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    Indeed it is. From where do you hail, kind Sir?

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    Be charming! Hail from the Continent, presently Alabama, USA (and not a bad spot to be).

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    Default Re: Grammar Terms Quiz

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Well, Red, you didn't goof, but the person you quoted did. He clearly meant to say as if they were common, everyday words and not as if there were common, everyday words. More evidence there that spellcheckers cannot adequately replace real proofreaders.



    (I only got 90% on my first try. One of my answers was not what I intended.)
    You didn't notice the 'compound noun' term, is that right, RonBee?
    I too got lured off by the obvious.

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