runcible spork: The pedant of less-formal writing in me would prefer it if in that context you spelled "anymore" as one word.
Cookbook's Anarchist: Am I the only one that thinks the test is somewhat rigged?I stopped at "XYZ Corp" which wanted buildings' versus building's...how are we to verify that XYZ owns more than one. There was no indication that the company had many buildings or just one from the sentence. Or am I just stupid?Serious question./BA in English Studies, should I be questioning my education from UNLV?
Treygreen13: Lawnchair: That/which questions got me. And the collective agreement."Our team of compliance experts deliver/delivers excellent service". I picked the former, which (correct me if I'm overgeneralizing) is acceptable UK practice. I blame Economist reading and soccer watching for my instincts on that one.I believe the stricken text in the sentence above is the key to confusion, and without it the answer is clearly "delivers".
Treygreen13: runcible spork: • Q21: between is acceptable for use in reference to more than two entities (though it was obvious that among was the intended "correct" answer.Is it? I've heard it used both ways but always assumed it was being used incorrectly.I agree with you on the use of the comma being a matter of style. The comma is a versatile tool. It can certainly be abused but it isn't a hard and fast rule like, say, a semicolon.
cenobyte40k said, it was essentially orthography, not grammar.• palladiate: I counted over 6 grammar mistakes in the article on the Wall Street Journal. That woman abuses those poor commas.
Treygreen13: For a counter-argument, many of those sentences would easily be readable and nobody (except perhaps the most hardened grammar-nazis) would come to a screeching halt if I wrote "a childrens' play" instead of "a children's play". So all the whinging about grammar is useless unless it starts to affect comprehension.
staplermofo: Woooo! 20/22The @#$%ing that or which questions screwed me.
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