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  1. Harold Garvey

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    Are You a Grammar and Spelling Freak?
    Can you spot of the mistakes in THIS quiz?

    1. How is the following sentence correctly written? "3 peoples wear competing in the race on wensday."
    Three peoples were competeing in the race on Wensday.
    Three people were competing in the race on wednesday.
    3 peoples wear competeing in the race on wensday.
    Three people were competing in the race on Wednesday.

    2. What part of speech is the dog in the following sentence? "I gave the dog a bone."
    Verb
    Direct Object
    Indirect Object
    Subject

    3. Which of the following terms is an infinitive?
    to the movies
    to run
    two ducks
    too much

    4. How is the following sentence correctly written? "The pie eating contset have many partisipents, including a 15 year old boy who ate 13 pies and a 79 year old grandmother."
    The pie eating contest have many participants, including a 15 year old boy who ate 13 pies and a 79 year old grandmother.
    The pie eating contest had many participants, including a 79year-old grandmother and a 15 year-old boy who ate 13 pies.
    The pie eating contest had many participants, including a 15 year-old boy who ate 13 pies and a 79 year-old grandmother.
    The pie eating contset have many partisipents, including a 15 year old boy who ate 13 pies and a 79 year old grandmother.

    5. Is " Whom" in the nominative, objective, or possessive case?
    All three of these
    Possessive
    Objective
    Nominative

    6. How is pneumonia correctly spelled?
    Pnemonia
    Pnumonia
    Neumoniya
    Pneumonia

    7. Which of the following terms should be used in this sentence? "It's ___________ time to go!"
    already
    ready
    Already
    all ready

    8. Which of the following words should be used in this sentence? "I want to go to ______ house to set up for the surprise party while _______ not home."
    Their, they're
    there
    Their
    they're
     
  2. Harold Garvey

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    ten views and no takers?
     
  3. Johnv

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    Three people were competing in the race on Wednesday.

    indirect object

    to run

    The pie eating contest had many participants, including a 79year-old grandmother and a 15 year-old boy who ate 13 pies. (assuming "79year" is a typo).

    objective

    pneumonia

    already

    their, they're
     
  4. just-want-peace

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    Well, I gotta put at least 10 more characters in before it will let me post, so that's what this sentence is for!!
     
  5. franklinmonroe

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    This has nothing to do with Bible translation or versions.
     
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  6. Rippon

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    Good observation. Mods, please move this to All Other Discussions.
     
  7. Johnv

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    That's a good idea. Good catch.
     
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    I'm just here to slap anyone who gets #6 wrong.
     
  9. Jerome

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    2. none of the above
    (Dog is a noun.)
     
  10. donnA

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    roflol

    .......
     
  11. Jim1999

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    I was always a stickler on proper English, but as time went on, I was more concerned with my being understood than whether I split-infinitives when I preached. I am still tight when I write letters or articles.

    Here I lose concentration in short order and forget what I trying to say. As a result grammar goes out the window, as does spelling and typing skils. I try not to be critical of others in this regard.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  12. Gina B

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    To properly preach, don't you need to occasionally go crazy and split infinitives in order to really show people what you're talking about? It might be better to sometimes give it a shot instead of making a blanket statement that it is not to ever be done.

    haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ---->>>> This person is all set to happily split infinitives. :type:
     
  13. JohnDeereFan

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    My mother and grandmother were both English teachers. I don't want to embarrass them.
     
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    The test was tough...not the questions...but the test itself had so many spelling/grammar errors, I couldn't tell if it was a trick or not...
     
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    Ya' got sumptin' agin' contset and partisipents for starters?
     
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    Highlighted are the errors in the test itself. That's what made it tough.

     
  17. Harold Garvey

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    Why spell out numbers when you forgot seventy-nine?

    BTW, "dog" is the indirect object of the action of the verb. "Bone is the direct object of the action of the verb.

    Both objects and indirect objects are nouns.

    Johnv got it right!:1_grouphug:
     
  18. Harold Garvey

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    Oh, and the capitolization in the heading is correct because it is the title, although not underlined.
     
  19. Johnv

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    Woohoo!!! Mrs Grierson would be proud! She was my High School Grammar and English Lit teacher. Dr Smith, my college English Literature professor, would likewise be proud.
     
  20. JohnDeereFan

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    You think that's bad, you ought to try being a teacher. I was helping my mother grade papers last night (college level sociology) and I truly thought I was reading papers by second graders.

    I saw several "da" (the), "B4" (before), "alot" (a lot), "would of" (would have)...

    Now, as you can tell from my posts, I'm no grammarian (although I will strangle someone who says "tact" instead of tack...sorry, I hate to be the grammar police but that one just drives me nuts for some reason), but how do you get to college without having at least some elementary understanding of the English language?

    Also, because we were reading journals, they were hand written. Don't they teach penmanship in schools anymore?
     
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