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Re: How good is your English grammar?
by lestroisours • Sat 09 Feb 2013 17:06

13 out of 14

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Re: How good is your English grammar?
by virtdave • Sat 09 Feb 2013 18:22

Also 13/14. Misread first question, put down the nearest synonym. Still, not bad for an American, n'est-ce pas?

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Re: How good is your English grammar?
by JulieR • Sun 10 Feb 2013 09:29

only 11 out of 14 for me! and alot were guesses....back to school for me :down:
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Re: How good is your English grammar?
by lestroisours • Sun 10 Feb 2013 10:56

I had a head start - I did latin at school, helps with terminology, although french has the same structure.

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Re: How good is your English grammar?
by Creusebear • Sun 10 Feb 2013 11:40

carissimus magistri!

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Re: How good is your English grammar?
by lestroisours • Sun 10 Feb 2013 12:00

Sine doctores, ubi essent erimus?

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Re: How good is your English grammar?
by Creusebear • Sun 10 Feb 2013 21:55

adversum flumine sine paxillum - (if that translates)

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Re: How good is your English grammar?
by Steve • Tue 12 Mar 2013 18:36

12/14 for me

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Re: How good is your English grammar?
by Annik • Wed 13 Mar 2013 01:20

I got 13/14, which I suppose isn't very good for a professional editor! I hadn't come across prepositional phrases before – or needed to identify them.

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Re: How good is your English grammar?
by lavaufranche • Thu 18 Apr 2013 18:30

13 out of 14, I suppose the clause analysis with Drone (nickname for our English teacher) was n't wasted. although I did n't see the point of it at the time.
Many thanks for the test

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Re: How good is your English grammar?
by Annik • Sat 20 Apr 2013 20:05

Gosh, I was so rusty that I didn't even understand the questions! I am ashamed to say I only got 58%.

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Re: How good is your English grammar?
by virtdave • Sat 20 Apr 2013 22:50

58% also. Fiendish indeed. Clearly constructed by a sadistic prof.

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Re: How good is your English grammar?
by Suzanne • Tue 30 Apr 2013 20:51

Caught out by the two possible uses of 'pride' (I won;t look at a pride of lions in the same way again).
I confess I had to look up what a 'gerund' was, and I still don't understand it, but have learnt it always ends in 'ing'. Voila !

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