Grammar Terms Quiz

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Red5

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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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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.)
 
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Phew! I thought for a moment I was being told off! <grin> ;-)
 

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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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RonBee said:
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.

Regards to all,

Tee Kay
 
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