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Bah. Only 6/10.

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Post by mikkyx » Tue May 14, 2013 9:37 am

Same here. My days of grammar nazism are over :(
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Re: Bah. Only 6/10.

Post by grytters » Tue May 14, 2013 9:51 am

Which four d'ye get wrang?


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May/Might
Hilary - male or female? (or unknown?)
Modal/Gerund/Imperative
Fallen Subjunctive/Misplaced Modifier/Dangling Participle
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Re: Bah. Only 6/10.

Post by mikkyx » Tue May 14, 2013 9:54 am

grytters wrote:Which four d'ye get wrang?


me:

May/Might
Hilary - male or female? (or unknown?)
Modal/Gerund/Imperative
Fallen Subjunctive/Misplaced Modifier/Dangling Participle
I got the may / might question right, the other three you've mentioned there wrong and I can't remember which other one it was that tripped me up.
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Re: Bah. Only 6/10.

Post by Lawman3 » Wed May 15, 2013 11:40 am

7 out of 10, I'm a promising pedant.

I'm pleased to see the "I was sat" question. It annoys me when I see it written in newspapers. It's "I sat" or "I was sitting". It probably annoys me more than "would of" instead of "would have", or the there/their/they're confusion.

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Re: Bah. Only 6/10.

Post by Mr_Tibbs » Wed May 15, 2013 11:56 am

I got 8/10 - couple near the end wrong including the one about the gerund which I actually knew but "the force" made me choose another answer.

I'm not really a grammar or spelling nazi because some people are just not so good at spelling, but my pet hate is "defiantly" seeing this word spelt wrong...

http://www.d-e-f-i-n-i-t-e-l-y.com/

Also (chiefly Americans) using the word "moran" instead of "moron"
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Post by Christophano » Wed May 15, 2013 12:32 pm

I got 8/10. Slipped up on Hilary (can't remember the other one).

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Re: Bah. Only 6/10.

Post by grytters » Fri May 17, 2013 8:08 am

Mr_Tibbs wrote:I got 8/10 - couple near the end wrong including the one about the gerund which I actually knew but "the force" made me choose another answer.

I'm not really a grammar or spelling nazi because some people are just not so good at spelling, but my pet hate is "defiantly" seeing this word spelt wrong...

http://www.d-e-f-i-n-i-t-e-l-y.com/

Also (chiefly Americans) using the word "moran" instead of "moron"

How is "defiantly" "spelt wrong"*?

And how do you know people aren't defiantly spelling definitely as definately?**


* The correct word to use in this context is "incorrectly", not "wrong".

** Split infinitive?
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