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2013-05-14 08:10:06 AM  
4 votes:
I'm barely awake, but where (other than in the answer key) does it say that a singular neighbor owns the garden?
2013-05-14 07:50:58 AM  
4 votes:
Most of them had no punctuation at the end of the sentences, so most were incorrect.
2013-05-14 07:33:01 AM  
3 votes:
9/10. I don't care if Hilary is a man or woman.
2013-05-14 09:22:02 AM  
2 votes:
I got the first one wrong and it annoyed me.  They didn't actually tell you if there were one or more neighbors, so I chose the s-apostrophe.  If they mean that the garden belonged to one neighbor in particular rather than a group of neighbors as a whole, that sort of makes sense, but then what if there are multiple people living in the same house?  Are all 5 people living in that house considered "neighbor" or "neighbors"?
2013-05-14 07:56:03 AM  
2 votes:
11/10. I awarded myself a point of extra credit for noting how many words were misspelled with an extra u in them.
2013-05-14 07:48:05 AM  
2 votes:

AlanSmithee: Could "I was sat in a chair" be grammatical if the form  of 'sitting' is the transitive one?
Eg:
(An adult talking about a time he was 3 years old)
"At the cottage, my parents had a choice of how to seat us three kids. There was an orange chair, a blue chair, a stool, and a bench. Sister got the bench. Big brother was forced to takethe stool. As for me, I was sat on a chair, the blue one".
Or should it be  "I was seated"?


The correct form would be, "I was ensat upon yon chair, blue, both in hue and mood."
2013-05-14 07:47:10 AM  
2 votes:

Millennium: 10/10, but I only knew Hilary's gender because I've seen that question before, and I still don't get how the answer makes any sense.


Comma placement for restrictive and non-restrictive relative clauses. I've taught this material on two continents and the question is a bunch of malarkey anyway. Nobody cares about that guy's sissy brother.
2013-05-14 07:41:20 AM  
2 votes:
10/10, but I only knew Hilary's gender because I've seen that question before, and I still don't get how the answer makes any sense.
2013-05-14 07:26:49 AM  
2 votes:
6/10.  I believe that places me within the Grammar Hitler Jugend.
2013-05-14 08:53:53 AM  
1 votes:
8/10.  We should get some type of recognition beside our user name. Perhaps the Fark squirrel nuts could become known as the "Dangling Participles".  That would also be a good name for a rock band.
2013-05-14 08:18:02 AM  
1 votes:
9/10. I missed the Hilary question too. I understood the explanation, but I rolled my eyes at it. I'd rewrite a sentence before I'd rely on such a hyperfine grammar rule to convey that meaning.

I was impressed that this site showed you the entire quiz, just with no scoring, when scripts were disabled. Most sites would have just failed to work at all until scripts were enabled.
2013-05-14 08:16:51 AM  
1 votes:

propasaurus: I'm barely awake, but where (other than in the answer key) does it say that a singular neighbor owns the garden?


Yeah, I agree. Poorly worded.
2013-05-14 07:59:54 AM  
1 votes:

grokca: Most of them had no punctuation at the end of the sentences, so most were incorrect.


Oh look, we've got an Obersturmbannführer in the thread.
2013-05-14 07:50:10 AM  
1 votes:

Millennium: 10/10, but I only knew Hilary's gender because I've seen that question before, and I still don't get how the answer makes any sense.


It implies there is another brother who does live in Madrid.
2013-05-14 07:46:09 AM  
1 votes:
Could "I was sat in a chair" be grammatical if the form  of 'sitting' is the transitive one?
Eg:
(An adult talking about a time he was 3 years old)
"At the cottage, my parents had a choice of how to seat us three kids. There was an orange chair, a blue chair, a stool, and a bench. Sister got the bench. Big brother was forced to takethe stool. As for me, I was sat on a chair, the blue one".
Or should it be  "I was seated"?
2013-05-14 07:37:05 AM  
1 votes:
9/10. Thanks, Hilary.
2013-05-14 07:33:39 AM  
1 votes:

YoOjo: Ten question's on grammer that might sort out the Fark Grammer Nazi's from the wannabe's


FTFYoOjo
2013-05-14 07:23:36 AM  
1 votes:

whistleridge: Alright guys, their ain't no reason your not gonna have alot of fun doing this. Its rediculously easy. Its even funner than those grammer thing's they do on Facebook.


fingernails. chalkboard.
2013-05-14 07:10:12 AM  
1 votes:
Alright guys, their ain't no reason your not gonna have alot of fun doing this. Its rediculously easy. Its even funner than those grammer thing's they do on Facebook.
2013-05-14 06:45:57 AM  
1 votes:
1/2 and then I got bored.
 
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