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    Exclamation Hey, I do a little sociolinguistic research :)

    I would be very happy if you would take the following survey. It's about variable phenomena of the English language. You can choose the variant that you prefer in colloquial speech.
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    Thank you very much!
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    Re: Hey, I do a little sociolinguistic research :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Vi from Belarus View Post
    I will would be very happy if you would take the following survey. It's about variable phenomena of the English language. You can choose the variant that you prefer in colloquial speech.

    https://forms.gle/Ahn3CpE6tofH8fRY6

    Maybe If there are typos or mistakes, then please tell me. about it please)

    Thank you a lot very much.

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    Please note my corrections above. I'll take a look at the survey later if I have time.
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    Re: Hey, I do a little sociolinguistic research :)

    I did it. Question 14 was unintelligible to me.

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    Re: Hey, I do a little sociolinguistic research :)

    I have taken the survey. Here are my comments:

    1. It's unnecessary to keep repeating "You can answer this in your native language" on each question on page 1. Put that information at the top and it will refer to all questions.
    2. Social status is too vague. Some people won't understand the question, and you'll get a whole range of answers that might not actually help you.
    3. What's an "English independent user"?
    4. Why is "Native speaker" not an option for "Your knowledge of English"?
    5. Q14 doesn't contain an option that anyone would use.
    6. Q15, Q16, Q20 and Q22 assume that your reader can understand phonetic symbols. I can't, so I just randomly picked an answer.
    7. Q17 contains a spelling error. It should be "Too bad ...".
    8. Q23 contains a comma splice.
    9. "Here you can leave some suggestions and comments, if you have" is an incomplete sentence. You need "any" at the end and it should end with a full stop.
    10. Oh, yes. The title. "A small sociolinguistic research" is ungrammatical. "Research" is uncountable and you need "short", not "small".
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    Re: Hey, I do a little sociolinguistic research :)

    Thank you very much! It's so constructively.

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    Re: Hey, I do a little sociolinguistic research :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Vi from Belarus View Post
    Thank you very much! It's so constructive. ly.
    See above. "Constructively" is an adverb. You needed an adjective. Note that, in future, there is no need to write a post to thank anyone. Simply click on the "Thank" button on any post you find helpful. It saves time for everyone.
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    Re: Hey, I do a little sociolinguistic research :)

    I just filled it out. Highly helpful comments:

    - The social status question is much too vague. Are you asking about class or what? Occupation? Income? It's not at all clear.

    All the choices in 3 and 4 are unnatural.

    Question 5 and 23 are run-on sentences. Break them up, or at least use commas.

    Question 11 is difficult because in the US both sentences are natural, but they mean different things. A holiday is a day celebrating something, like Christmas or Hanukkah. A vacation is a break from work, school, or other routine and often involves travel.

    In question 12, I've never seen Yeh. Maybe the Brits use it. I assume you mean Yeah.

    In question 14, do you mean in the company cafeteria? Or do you mean in the company of a friend? It looks like you forgot to finish the sentences.

    I don't know the answers to the pronunciation questions, 15, 16, 20, and 22. But your software requires us to answer every question. So I hit the first button on each.

    In 17, you want too, not to.

    And last but not least, U is not a word! Ow. It's fine to use textspeak to write to your friends, but if you want us to take your work seriously, you have to take your work seriously.

    But having said all that, the quiz was fun. Thank you for posting it!
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    Re: Hey, I do a little sociolinguistic research :)

    It is a lot of questions for the internet- people often drop out way before 20.

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