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Offline Ian

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Online quizzes
« on: October 01, 2010, 01:48:52 pm »
Our quizzes are proving to be pretty popular, so here's new topic which covers every and any sort of quiz you can complete on-line.

For starters, this one's on salt:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4669650.stm

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Offline Yorkie

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Re: Online quizzes
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 07:53:02 pm »
Grammar and punctuation quiz to try.

http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/quiz/2013/feb/04/grammar-punctuation-quiz-test

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2014, 11:23:48 pm »
I got 9/14, mainly by lucky guessing! To be honest I had no idea what they were on about!  ???  :laugh:
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Offline Mikethewatch

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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2014, 11:35:36 pm »
I got 9/14, mainly by lucky guessing! To be honest I had no idea what they were on about!  ???  :laugh:
Yep me too.....

Offline Bri Roberts

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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2014, 08:04:11 am »
My score was 10 out of 14 but the questions were nothing like I had in my English Language O Level.

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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2014, 08:07:02 am »
I am the forum dunce then as I only got 8 and couldn't understand many of the questions!

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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2014, 08:16:49 am »
I am the forum dunce then as I only got 8 and couldn't understand many of the questions!

We had all this sort of rubbish in our German classes and it rubbed off into the English.  There are 5 ways of saying the definite article in German, let along the declension of all the verbs!    :D
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2014, 08:52:52 am »
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I am the forum dunce then as I only got 8 and couldn't understand many of the questions!

Unless you were a professional grammarian, you wouldn't. Many of these types of quiz exist, and it amused me no end when a friend who's a professor of Medieval English at Oxford couldn't get them all right.

It's far from rubbish, however, but it is specialist - and there's a difference. This particular quiz uses terminology which is fairly arcane in nature and which has little or no relevance to writing or reading accurately. And there's a school of thought which attributes most of the currently 'correct' ways of writing and speaking to a Victorian who was short of a few bolts.



As English is essentially a form of Low German, it's little wonder it's 'rubbed off', Mike  :D
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2014, 10:44:29 am »
Ah - me thinks I must get my first name altered on my Birth Certificate!    :D
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2014, 04:18:02 pm »
 :laugh:

Offline white rabbit

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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2014, 08:36:29 pm »
I got 9/14 - could do better!!

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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2014, 09:42:08 pm »
8 out of 14 must try harder, almost as bad as my golf

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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2014, 11:31:18 pm »
I am still winning.  D)

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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2014, 08:41:35 am »
I am still winning.  D)
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