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  • I'm a little disturbed by the thought of someone getting below 100%, unless they chose the fourth answer to question ten, in which case it's the maker's fault. This is the type of test one might expect towards the beginning of grade school. Public education (or lack thereof) doesn't appear to be doing its job, and I'm sure writing shorthand as often as people do isn't helping anything. To me, there's little excuse for the latter -- it's just plain lazy. "Lyk" versus "like", for example. What the hell is that? If people think it's cool, let me tell you: it isn't cool in the slightest to write like a five-year-old.

    I'm fifteen, for the record, and someone who's looking for a career in writing.

    Just call me Jaded
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  • I'm a little disturbed by the thought of someone getting below 100%, unless they chose the fourth answer to question ten, in which case it's the maker's fault. This is the type of test one might expect towards the beginning of grade school. Public education (or lack thereof) doesn't appear to be doing its job, and I'm sure writing shorthand as often as people do isn't helping anything. To me, there's little excuse for the latter -- it's just plain lazy. "Lyk" versus "like", for example. What the hell is that? If people think it's cool, let me tell you: it isn't cool in the slightest to write like a five-year-old.

    gosuckacock
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  • 100% What a surprise! ;-))

    This quiz is a good way to brush up on grammatical skills and punctuation. As a writer, that is important for me.

    I'm glad to see that there are other people who *do* care whether or not they sound intelligent. It just irks me when I see people writing "prolly" instead of "probably," "different than" instead of "different from," or using "then" and "than" interchangeably.

    I made a quiz about grammar earlier today, called How's Your Grammar? It's a different type of quiz, though, more about spelling and using the correct word to fill in the blank.

    MaggiErisian
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  • I agree with Chrissy Smith. I should have been given 100 per cent. as well for the same reason as her's, as I got everything correct. The AI, however, awarded me only 92 per cent. I am not impressed. If you present a quiz specifically to test grammar skills, then the answers should be checked "with a fine tooth comb" to ensure that they are totally accurate and unambiguous. This has clearly not been done - and this quiz is therefore a waste of time - a pointless exercise.

    old witch
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  • Wow, 100% should be a breeze to anyone older than 10. What kind of crap shoot is this country's education system?

    I feel sorry for anyone who comes to comment and uses bad spelling or grammar while trying to prove a point that they're more knowledgeable than someone who commented below them. "Ur", "cuz"... these are things this quiz is about. For heaven's sake, spell out "you're" and "because".

    I know you know how, so stop thinking you're cool for being dumb. Hell, even someone who speaks English as a third language got a 95%

    useful
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  • I got 100%. Well I should hope so after receiving a 5 on my AP English Language test (the highest score. I am bragging right now...I apologize. XD)

    *Cries from happiness at seeing a quiz on this* Thank you! Really, really, thank you!! People who don't know their own language really make me lose faith in the human race. Really, people, it's not that hard (notice the little thing in the "its"? It's called an apostrophe! It indicates omission of a letter! =O There, I spread the word. LOL!).

    Meganium
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  • 100%.

    Also, the whole monkey's vs monkeys' thing is hotly contested even between English professors, so thank you for not having both forms of it as an option.

    Good job not putting color, colour or other words that are different in different area's idea of english.

    Funny thing: The only word I have ever taken a year to learn was torture. No idea why, but it took me a while.

    Agar Man
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  • From a high school English/grammar teacher: The only error I found on this quiz is question #10. This question contains the "Who's/your" answer twice, but if you select answer D, it will score your answer incorrectly. The monkey question is worded and scored correctly. Remember, folks, the use of the apostrophe in words such as you're and they're indicate two words combined into one.

    andkdl
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  • 100% :)

    And, to everyone mentioning the monkey question, the plural form of monkey is monkeys. It's weird, different than many other plural forms, but it's right. I just thought I should put that out there, I guess.

    English, grammar usage, etc. is important and I'm glad to see people taking it seriously. Nowadays, internet is a big thing, that means that typing is also a big thing. If you want to be taken seriously (and I don't mean by friends or anything of the sort, I mean business- or professional-wise) then it would be a good thing to be able to use the correct forms and to spell or write correctly.

    I hope I don't sound like some crazy, grammar-loving individual, or some pompous brat, because that is totally not what I want to come off as, lol. As you can see, I use internet abbreviations as well, and I am not even close to being perfect. I was just trying to say that this stuff is actually important and it can help get you even farther in life.

    pixystixlove94
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  • "Your Language Arts Grade: 100%

    Way to go! You know not to trust the MS Grammar Check and you know "no" from "know." Now, go forth and spread the good word (or at least, the proper use of apostrophes)."

    S o I'm 'gooder' at grammar then?

    I'm glad to see there are people who care about grammar though. It's more important than most people realize.

    TheKisschasyFan
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  • I missed the last one because I answered the true/false problem, instead of choosing to correct the quiz-maker's mistake. You didn't tell us that we should correct any mistakes in the quiz instead of answering the question. After all, it is a true/false problem, and even though there is a mistake, we understand what is being said.

    aw3h7w34
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  • Ummm, you might want to check question 10. There are two choices exactly the same. The first choice scores correct, the second incorrect.

    Also, have grammar rules changed since the 70's. I seem to remember being taught the use of apostrophes to indicated possession.

    dwhollrah
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  • "Way to go! You know not to trust the MS Grammar Check and you know "no" from "know." Now, go forth and spread the good word (or at least, the proper use of apostrophes)."

    I'd expect as much, being raised by an editor/writer for commercials and the like, and big on writing myself.

    Erua
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  • I got 100%! Figure, I get straight a's, oh well now I'm bragging, too. Sorry.

    Meganium is right. It's good that you should make a quiz about something actually important. Even though I have made quizzes about things that are unimportant. Haha. Well, loved the quiz, thnx for makin it!

    atsirk
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  • I liked the quiz over all but maybe you could be a tad cleaner with the answers instead of having the punctuation so close, it confused me a bit. I don't like it when people spell or say things wrong, it's just plain annoying. I also love writing! 9/10 * GREAT!

    FRIEBFF
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  • I'm glad that SOMEBODY tries hard to help the human race with learning their own language correctly! I mean for goodness sakes I am ashamed for those that don't know how! It's embarassing and I totally agree with Meganuim! No surprises there!!!

    DramaRama16
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  • Critic: AppleBerry (AppleBerry@Royal.Net)
    My Quiz Result: 100%
    Creators Score: 90

    Comments: Quite easy quiz, simple, too. Make it a bit harder next time.

    Email me for more info, tips, and links! ;-)

    AppleBerry
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  • Your Language Arts Grade: 81%

    You're getting warmer. Remember, possessive pronouns don't have apostrophes but contractions do. Oh, and word processing grammar checkers often lie.

    Pretty Sweet iGuess...
    ~Sierr a

    oxSierraxo
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  • 100% - Way to go! You know not to trust the MS Grammar Check and you know "no" from "know." Now, go forth and spread the good word (or at least, the proper use of apostrophes).

    No t bad for someone who's still learning english (and I thought I wasn't good at grammar!)

    darkress
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  • 100%.
    Simple.

    I'm only fifteen, but I've been typing entirely literately for about four years now.

    I guess it helps that I've supposedly had the grammatical ability of an eighteen-year-old since I was nine.

    Corruption
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  • Your Language Arts Grade: 78%

    You're getting warmer. Remember, possessive pronouns don't have apostrophes but contractions do. Oh, and word processing grammar checkers often lie.

    Dibo13
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  • Your Language Arts Grade: 60%

    You only annoy your more literate friends about half the time. Remember, what you do affects those younger than you. Now, figure out your homophones.

    hmmm mmmmmmmmmmmm
    evi l...

    hip hop
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  • Pheorach, English IS my native language, and I got 74%! Oh, and maybe I'm not writing it properly because I have not learned half of these things! I was never taught this in school, yet I still got 74% which is pretty darn good. :P

    LalaKat
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  • 100%-Easy for me...

    Many people seemed to be suprised that children over 10 don't know grammer. It doesn't suprise me at all. I go to a High school where about 80% of the kids think that "conversate" is a word. And a lot of them admit that when they write papers they abreviate with numbers.

    CtDog559
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  • I see what happened. One of the questions has the same answer twice. If you picked the second one and got everything else right, you get 92%. If you pick the first one, you get 100%. Got me feeling all self-conscious.

    gorkon
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