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Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Zarjazz, May 14, 2013.

  1. Zarjazz

    Zarjazz Unemployed Bum Travelling The World.

  2. Aoami

    Aoami I am a FH squatter

    Number 3 is complete bullshit
     
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  3. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter

    7/10, got tripped up by the "is Hilary a boy or a girl" one but otherwise was wrong by way of guessing because I didn't have a clue.
     
  4. rynnor

    rynnor Rockhound Moderator

    If you can understand what someone has written then their grammar is sufficient.

    Everything beyond that is pointless.
     
  5. Lethul

    Lethul FH is my second home

    5!

    I had 5 after 6 questions and then I did not understand a thing and just guessed. All guesses went bad tho :(
     
  6. mooSe_

    mooSe_ FH is my second home

    8/10 Grammar Guru :cool:

    Correctly guessed one of them though. I've never heard of a gerund or whatever it was, and I didn't understand that gender one
     
  7. ileks

    ileks Part of the furniture

    5/10 :( I had no idea what some of the terms even meant.
     
  8. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Funny. I got that right.

    It says: Benedict, my brother who doesn't.... - implying you have a brother who does.

    Not: Benedict, my brother, who doesn't.... - which says Benedict is your brother.

    Anyway, 7/10. :(
     
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  9. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    Funny that it is on the BBC, their website is written by fuckwits.
     
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  10. Edmond

    Edmond Is now wearing thermals.....Brrrrr Moderator

    Agree, their grammar is terrible, always putting 'to' instead of 'too'. I see that all the time
     
  11. Aoami

    Aoami I am a FH squatter

    It could also imply that 'my brother who doesn't' isn't Benedict, therefore he would be the second brother.
     
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  12. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Not true. Taken in context it states that Benedict doesn't live in Madrid:
    Read it through logically and it's clear there's a sister who lives in Madrid, a brother who doesn't, and another brother who's whereabouts (or lack thereof) isn't even mentioned.
     
  13. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    i bet thats what your mum says
     
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  14. old.Tohtori

    old.Tohtori FH is my second home

    5/10, not bad considering i'm a dirty foreigner :p

    Would've been higher if i paid any attention to it.
     
  15. Tuthmes

    Tuthmes FH is my second home

    I stopped @ nr.5.

    Needless to say I got all 4 previous answers good. :sneaky:
     
  16. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Wink wink I didn't finish? :p
     
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  17. Access Denied

    Access Denied It was like that when I got here...

    7/10. To be honest unless you're going for a degree in English you don't need perfect Grammar. I'm a bit of a pedant but only for correct spelling and placing punctuation so as to negate any misleading conclusions.
     
  18. Jupitus

    Jupitus Old and short, no wonder I'm grumpy! Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    8/10 - I'm embarrassed as some of those questions were awful!
     
  19. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Five is silly. Semicolons should always be followed by what could be an independent sentence. I don't think "Zimbabwe and Zambia" is.
     
  20. georgie

    georgie FH is my second home

    Hence C is wrong.

    B is the correct answer.
     
  21. fettoken

    fettoken I am a FH squatter

    5. Gerund, never heard of it.
     
  22. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    As the opening page says...there are no hard rules and everything is up for interpretation...then they say you are wrong or right.
    There are no rules..just convention and fashion.
    These things change to allow language to develop alongside technology..and they are holding onto the past in the face of a tsunami of change...no surprise here..snobbery FTW.
     
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  23. mooSe_

    mooSe_ FH is my second home

    I hope the future... isn't full of ellipses...
     
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  24. TdC

    TdC Trem's hunky sex love muffin Staff member Moderator

    4/10 promising but I fail miserably at higher languageary :(
     
  25. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    7, but I was really digging around for stuff from my A-levels (like "gerund") that barely anyone cares about these days.
     
  26. gohan

    gohan FH is my second home

    Somehow dun got me an eight!!!!! No clue what some of the terms ever were. Some were fairly easy and some required a bit of saying the sentence in my head to see how it would change but overall who gives a shit? As said before; aslong as you can decipher the meaning of someones text then the grammar is sufficient.
     
  27. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Grammar exists to help you decipher the meaning of someone's text.

    People with poor grammar fail to grasp that, on their way to the dole office.
     
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  28. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    No shit..does it?
    There was me thinking it was there to make the insanely idiotic english language even more confusing ..thankgod computers can do all that shit for us now waits for auto fullstop code
     
  29. old.Tohtori

    old.Tohtori FH is my second home

    Then again most grammar nazis in the internet aren't correcting grammar ;)
     
  30. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    Its kust exactly the same snobbery they reserve for dialects and accents...to assume a persons intellect and education.
     

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