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2013-05-10 03:13:43 PM
"Specimen questions" is my new inter-genre porn name.
 
2013-05-10 03:17:46 PM
gifstumblr.com
 
2013-05-10 03:18:01 PM
11 year-olds should already find this painfully easy.
 
2013-05-10 03:19:33 PM
I see what you did their,  Subby.
 
2013-05-10 03:28:29 PM
I don't put much faith in a grammar test riddled with misspellings of common words like mom and favorite.
 
2013-05-10 03:32:10 PM

Sybarite: I don't put much faith in a grammar test riddled with misspellings of common words like mom and favorite.


Nice.

I Am Weasel: I thought the same thing.
 
2013-05-10 03:32:39 PM

Sybarite: I don't put much faith in a grammar test riddled with misspellings of common words like mom and favorite.


You dishonourable, colourless wanker.
 
2013-05-10 03:32:41 PM
I did good.
 
2013-05-10 03:52:32 PM
misspelt

Those French have a different word for everything!
 
2013-05-10 04:23:45 PM
11-year-olds's

*eye twitch*
*clench fists*
 
2013-05-10 04:27:15 PM

Sybarite: I don't put much faith in a grammar test riddled with misspellings of common words like mom and favorite.


I was amused that they managed to work a "misspelt" (US English: misspelled), a "maths" or two (US English: math) and plenty of punctuation outside the end quotes (incorrect in US English) into the article.  I'm sure it wasn't intentional but it's funnier to imagine the author is actually taking a jab at us folks across the Atlantic.
 
2013-05-10 04:31:54 PM

I_Am_Weasel: [gifstumblr.com image 350x237]


Sadly, my instant-answers to the second question had these words first: misbehave; autocorrect; unpossible.
 
2013-05-10 04:36:19 PM
I wrote on the blank page :-(
 
2013-05-10 04:37:24 PM
"Just because you can circle an adverb on a multiple choice test doesn't mean you can use one properly. This test distracts us from teaching a generation to write clearly and elegantly."

"Ooh. La-de-dah. El-e-GANT-ly."
www.simpsoncrazy.com
 
2013-05-10 04:37:58 PM
"max is coming here in december to learn english."

Oh brother.
 
2013-05-10 04:40:17 PM
Change the question in the table below into a command.

Write the command in the box.

Question                                   Command
Could you get my coat?            Get my coat, you lazy whore!
 
2013-05-10 04:43:33 PM
Grammar Ashley is obligatory in a grammar thread.

i1126.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-10 04:48:26 PM
img5.imageshack.us
 
2013-05-10 04:56:06 PM
7. Change the question in the table below into a command.
Write the command in the box.
Question                                                Command
Could you get my coat?
                        Get my goddamn coat, you biatch, before I shove that
                                                               eraser up your ass so far you're coughing chalk for a week.
 
2013-05-10 04:56:41 PM

Diogenes: Change the question in the table below into a command.

Write the command in the box.

Question                                   Command
Could you get my coat?            Get my coat, you lazy whore!


[shakes fist]
 
2013-05-10 05:01:12 PM
missed "unpossible"

*shakes fist at entire internet*
 
2013-05-10 05:04:48 PM
misspelt ??
including using colons, apostrophes and "ellipses" (...). ???
maths. ??

dafuq am I reading?
 
2013-05-10 05:05:14 PM

phlegmmo: "Just because you can circle an adverb on a multiple choice test doesn't mean you can use one properly. This test distracts us from teaching a generation to write clearly and elegantly."

"Ooh. La-de-dah. El-e-GANT-ly."
[www.simpsoncrazy.com image 150x186]


Homer: Hmm. I wonder why he's so eager to go to the garage? Moe Szyslak: The "garage"? Hey fellas, the "garage"! Well, ooh la di da, Mr. French Man.
Homer: Well what do you call it?
Moe Szyslak: A car hole!
 
2013-05-10 05:24:07 PM
Knowing what an adverb, pronoun, or a prepositional phrase is and able to spot them is in the category of shiat I forgot once I became a high school graduate, just like the names of all the Vice Presidents, how to do quadratic algebra (but relearned in college), how to diagram a sentence, and how to read a poem and explain the rhyme pattern, the the meaning of the poem, etc...

In short, if I really didn't need it after high school I completely forgot it.
 
2013-05-10 05:25:09 PM

dehehn: phlegmmo: "Just because you can circle an adverb on a multiple choice test doesn't mean you can use one properly. This test distracts us from teaching a generation to write clearly and elegantly."

"Ooh. La-de-dah. El-e-GANT-ly."
[www.simpsoncrazy.com image 150x186]

Homer: Hmm. I wonder why he's so eager to go to the garage? Moe Szyslak: The "garage"? Hey fellas, the "garage"! Well, ooh la di da, Mr. French Man.
Homer: Well what do you call it?
Moe Szyslak: A car hole!


.. never fails to make me laugh
 
2013-05-10 05:28:43 PM
I wanted my mum to watch ____ in the school play.

stuck here too
 
2013-05-10 05:40:52 PM

Arachnophobe: Grammar Ashley is obligatory in a grammar thread.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x401]


There's something wrong with what's written on her shirt. I just know it... but it'll take me a bit longer to study it out. Don't rush me, I'll figure it out eventually.
 
2013-05-10 05:44:32 PM

Donnchadha: Arachnophobe: Grammar Ashley is obligatory in a grammar thread.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x401]

There's something wrong with what's written on her shirt. I just know it... but it'll take me a bit longer to study it out. Don't rush me, I'll figure it out eventually.


I'm in the same boat, Maybe if I stare at the words longer it will help.

No. No, it doesn't help. Maybe if she wore pants with the sentence written across her ass it would help, you know, due to a better angle or something.

/ass-word pants are hilariously whore-y
 
2013-05-10 05:51:05 PM
"We'll need a board, counters, and a pair of dice."

More than 2 things in a series, you need a comma before the AND.  Unless it's a group like "ketchup, mustard, and salt and pepper."

/Biggest pet peeve
//I'm a recruiter.  You have no idea how man freakin' resumes I have to fix with this error.
 
2013-05-10 05:51:19 PM

PapaChester: Donnchadha: Arachnophobe: Grammar Ashley is obligatory in a grammar thread.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x401]

There's something wrong with what's written on her shirt. I just know it... but it'll take me a bit longer to study it out. Don't rush me, I'll figure it out eventually.

I'm in the same boat, Maybe if I stare at the words longer it will help.

No. No, it doesn't help. Maybe if she wore pants with the sentence written across her ass it would help, you know, due to a better angle or something.

/ass-word pants are hilariously whore-y


If she wore pants and had words written on her ass we couldn`t see the words...
 
2013-05-10 05:52:09 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I did done good.
FTFY

 
2013-05-10 05:52:45 PM

PapaChester: Donnchadha: Arachnophobe: Grammar Ashley is obligatory in a grammar thread.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x401]

There's something wrong with what's written on her shirt. I just know it... but it'll take me a bit longer to study it out. Don't rush me, I'll figure it out eventually.

I'm in the same boat, Maybe if I stare at the words longer it will help.

No. No, it doesn't help. Maybe if she wore pants with the sentence written across her ass it would help, you know, due to a better angle or something.

/ass-word pants are hilariously whore-y


BOOBIE WORDS MAKE LEARNING FUN AGAIN!
 
2013-05-10 05:56:54 PM
Lolly, lolly, lolly.... nailed that test.

i3.ytimg.com

I think kids could benefit from Schoolhouse rock and after school specials.

Instead they get weird cartoons aimed more at adults.
 
2013-05-10 05:58:00 PM
I bet I didn't get none wrong.
 
2013-05-10 06:02:40 PM

Great Janitor: the meaning of the poem


The meaning of a poem is anything you can get away with. If writers are being corrected by "experts" on the meaning of the books they have written, then you should be allowed to claim that a poem means whatever you want it to mean.
 
2013-05-10 06:05:35 PM

craigzy: PapaChester: Donnchadha: Arachnophobe: Grammar Ashley is obligatory in a grammar thread.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x401]

There's something wrong with what's written on her shirt. I just know it... but it'll take me a bit longer to study it out. Don't rush me, I'll figure it out eventually.

I'm in the same boat, Maybe if I stare at the words longer it will help.

No. No, it doesn't help. Maybe if she wore pants with the sentence written across her ass it would help, you know, due to a better angle or something.

/ass-word pants are hilariously whore-y

BOOBIE WORDS MAKE LEARNING FUN AGAIN!


There's words?
 
2013-05-10 06:06:12 PM
i780.photobucket.com
A+
 
2013-05-10 06:06:56 PM

brigid_fitch: "We'll need a board, counters, and a pair of dice."

More than 2 things in a series, you need a comma before the AND.  Unless it's a group like "ketchup, mustard, and salt and pepper."


This is not true in all cases.  It is often a style or clarity issue that will make the serial comma necessary or not.
 
2013-05-10 06:07:57 PM

MNguy: brigid_fitch: "We'll need a board, counters, and a pair of dice."

More than 2 things in a series, you need a comma before the AND.  Unless it's a group like "ketchup, mustard, and salt and pepper."

This is not true in all cases.  It is often a style or clarity issue that will make the serial comma necessary or not.


GRAMMAR FIGHT!!!!
 
2013-05-10 06:08:00 PM

studs up: craigzy: PapaChester: Donnchadha: Arachnophobe: Grammar Ashley is obligatory in a grammar thread.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x401]

There's something wrong with what's written on her shirt. I just know it... but it'll take me a bit longer to study it out. Don't rush me, I'll figure it out eventually.

I'm in the same boat, Maybe if I stare at the words longer it will help.

No. No, it doesn't help. Maybe if she wore pants with the sentence written across her ass it would help, you know, due to a better angle or something.

/ass-word pants are hilariously whore-y

BOOBIE WORDS MAKE LEARNING FUN AGAIN!

There's words?


well this clearly didnt work as i had hoped.
 
2013-05-10 06:10:25 PM

brigid_fitch: "We'll need a board, counters, and a pair of dice."

More than 2 things in a series, you need a comma before the AND.  Unless it's a group like "ketchup, mustard, and salt and pepper."

/Biggest pet peeve
//I'm a recruiter.  You have no idea how man freakin' resumes I have to fix with this error.


There's actually much debate about this here in the US, but I didn't expect to see it missing on a UK exam.  AP and a few other styles used in the US omit the comma before "and" to save on printing costs. For clarity however many other styles keep this so-called Oxford comma. Both styles are technically correct depending on your audience.

/So sayeth my college technical report writing prof.
//I personally hate seeing it dropped as well as it does cause confusion.
 
2013-05-10 06:12:56 PM
Not; well'
 
2013-05-10 06:14:46 PM

PapaChester: Donnchadha: Arachnophobe: Grammar Ashley is obligatory in a grammar thread.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x401]

There's something wrong with what's written on her shirt. I just know it... but it'll take me a bit longer to study it out. Don't rush me, I'll figure it out eventually.

I'm in the same boat, Maybe if I stare at the words longer it will help.

No. No, it doesn't help. Maybe if she wore pants with the sentence written across her ass it would help, you know, due to a better angle or something.

/ass-word pants are hilariously whore-y


Wait... I've got it! The words are written in braille! I need to do an experiment to confirm this...
 
2013-05-10 06:24:19 PM
Those question's in there test we're pretty easy. I think I did good.
 
2013-05-10 06:27:52 PM

MadCat: Unless it's a group like "ketchup, mustard, and salt and pepper."


this is a horrible example as, "salt and pepper,"  is confusing to anyone who doesnt know, "salt & pepper," are normally used paired together in spoken english.  our brains would *brrrrrrrrzztt* if we saw a sentence with, "ketchup, mustard, and salt and salsa," for example; however, when reading the sentence, "ketchup, mustard, and salt and pepper," our brains have already put the two condiments together (salt & pepper), and so is pronounced vocally, and interpreted when reading, as a single noun, not requiring a comma.
 
2013-05-10 06:48:44 PM

LesserEvil: I think kids could benefit from Schoolhouse rock and after school specials.


I used to eagerly wait for the Schoolhouse Rock segments to play during the commercials on Sunday mornings.  They helped with grammar, history, and science, and they were so much fun.  I plan on showing them to my daughter when she's old enough (my brother has a couple of DVDs, and a many of them are on YouTube).

/Interplanet Janet said "Pluto, little Pluto, is the farthest planet from the sun."  Therefore, Pluto is a planet, damn it!
//I know it's not, but I'm still not over it :(
 
2013-05-10 06:58:07 PM

Relatively Obscure: 11 year-olds should already find this painfully easy.


Maybe.  I personally cannot remember the difference between an adverb and and adjective.  I would have had to guess on every question containing them.  Though I still would have gotten about 40 right.

/ Yeah, I could have used the internets to figure it out.
 
2013-05-10 07:17:52 PM

I_Am_Weasel: [gifstumblr.com image 350x237]


Came for Ralphie. Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-05-10 07:20:19 PM

PapaChester: Donnchadha: Arachnophobe: Grammar Ashley is obligatory in a grammar thread.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 500x401]

There's something wrong with what's written on her shirt. I just know it... but it'll take me a bit longer to study it out. Don't rush me, I'll figure it out eventually.

I'm in the same boat, Maybe if I stare at the words longer it will help.

No. No, it doesn't help. Maybe if she wore pants with the sentence written across her ass it would help, you know, due to a better angle or something.

/ass-word pants are hilariously whore-y


theconservativeparent.com
 
2013-05-10 07:27:49 PM

SpikeStrip: [i780.photobucket.com image 251x201]
A+


They don't think it be like it is but it do
 
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