There Were No Comma Questions…

This was a fun little bit of nothingness….

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).

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7 responses to “There Were No Comma Questions…

  1. Argh! Argh! ARGH!

    I MISSED ONE!

    Argh!

    And I know which it was, too. It was that bloody sodding “its”. I just can’t shake the inclination to put that apostrophe in when it’s possessive.

    *goes off to commit hara -kiri on a sharpened #2 pencil*

  2. As you see on my blog, I followed your lead. The quiz was fun, although I would have made it much harder.

  3. Blue, I don’t know if it will help at all, but try to imagine the apostrophe in “it’s” as the dot to the missing i in “it Is.” When I suggested that to one of my classes, I heard a lot of students make “Ah-HA” noises….

    CTG, I would have made it much, MUCH harder. Still, it’s a fun little bloggy thing to do, and we can’t expect too much rigor from internet quizzes, now, can we?

  4. Question #10 has two answers which are the same. “Who’s, your” is up twice for the answer. I checked and if you picked the wrong one, it gets marked wrong.

    Not a bad test. Had to pause here and there to amek sure I was thinking correctly.

  5. wayfarerbrian

    Hmmm… Now I’m thinking about doing stuff like this for my class French and Spanish blogs. Maybe it will increase viewership, and get them to post about things that are not just assignments? [Adding to the list of things to work on over the summer…]

    I’m with you; I’d have made it a lot harder. I’d have also avoided the whole “period inside the quotes” issue out of respect for the Brits (and because their style is the one I have adopted in my own writing).

    Will someone go pull that pencil out of Blue’s chest, please? The blood is making me squeamish.

  6. I took this test once, and I think I scored perfect. But it was very rudimentary.

    You should make your own quiz, chili.

  7. Ohhhh … the Mrs. Chili Grammar Quiz From Hell.

    I like it!

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