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How well do you score on a grammar quiz?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (25799 points ) February 4th, 2013

This – ahem – timely link showed up in the Guardian today. It’s for a grammar quiz for year six students in the UK.

(I scored 13 out of 14.)

What’s your score?

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gailcalled's avatar

I got 14, although I found myself brooding about #1 and changed my mind twice.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Well, I got one wrong for mis-reading!

glacial's avatar

I also got 13, but it wouldn’t show me my answers, so I’m going to be peevish for the next 10 minutes.

bookish1's avatar

I got 13. But I have drunk two beers, or two beers have been drunk by me.

@glacial: There is a link at the bottom of the results page to look at the answers and see which ones you got wrong.

glacial's avatar

@bookish1 Yes, but it wouldn’t open for me. :(

rojo's avatar

Ok, this is keeping me up past my bedtime but I had to do it. (Thank you @Hawaii_Jake)
I only got 11 of 14. I was tripped up by the conditional and passive and the prepositional phrase.

SamandMax's avatar

I performed terribly. I need to go back to school it seems. I scored a less than adequate seven. Shocking. To think I actually aced English at school as well.

bookish1's avatar

I think at this point, I’d probably do better on a French grammar quiz. Haven’t studied English grammar proper since 7th grade or so!

Symbeline's avatar

Eh, Christ. About halfway through it I realized I was pretty much just guessing everything, so I gave up. Then some guy in a suit broke in here and beat the shit out of me with a ruler. my head hurts

Unbroken's avatar

Eh I got a 10… and the link wouldn’t open for me either.

I have an inkling as to what I got wrong.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Funny thing is when you go in so confident, sniggering at the ease of the questions, that is when you overlook something or misread or misunderstand!

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@ZEPHYRA Yes, that’s very true.

newtscamander's avatar

I scored 11 and I’m gonna go ahead and blame it on the fact that I only started speaking English in day-to-day life when I turned eight.

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

9 out of 14. That sucks. Oh well. I’ve been told I’m quite articulate, but my grammar could use some work.

livelaughlove21's avatar

I got 12 – boo. After high school, I never bothered to memorize grammar specifics like this. Your grammar can be correct even if you can’t name each part of a sentence.

glacial's avatar

@livelaughlove21 Yes, I think that was my problem, too. I never cared much about the specifics of sentence structure, until I was forced to learn them in French school. Then I found myself retroactively applying terms to what I knew intuitively about English.

TheobromosHumper's avatar

I gotted five. I had gotted five. Grammar an me been enemies evuh since grampa done been pushed down the stair by her in a drunken rage. Him, I mean.

Kardamom's avatar

I got 11. Some of the terms I don’t recall ever hearing/learning in school, although I did quite well in English. Those terms were: collective noun, abstract noun and conditional.

@gailcalled rarely has to correct me, though, so even though I have no idea what those terms mean, my writing must not be too bad.

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