Sunday, December 16, 2007

Grammatically Incorrect

You Scored an D


You got 4/10 questions correct.

Your English mistakes aren't exactly forgivable. They're downright embarrassing.
It's time to hit the books. There are many grammar rules that you need to memorize.
Your writing comes off as illiterate, and your improper education is rearing its ugly head.
For your friends' sakes, polish things up a bit. Then they'll be proud to show their friends your words.


Say it isn't so ...
The only one I can never figure out is its. It's Its just darn confusing to me. *sigh*

Somber H/T to Reflections by Kris

12 comments:

absolutelytrue said...

I've always had problems with its and it's too.. but as unbelievable at it is, it looks like I've worked it out - finally!

You got 10/10 questions correct.

It's pretty obvious that you don't make basic grammatical errors.
If anything, you're annoyed when people make simple mistakes on their blogs.
As far as people with bad grammar go, you know they're only human.
And it's humanity and its current condition that truly disturb you sometimes.

MMC said...

So, is anybody going to tell me?
It obviously didn't stick in school but I likely will remember it now, esp after getting a D, if someobdy bothers to share, that is...

Doing the quiz I decided that it's was possessive and its was the contraction. Backwards, I presume?

doorkeeper said...

I got them....I know what you mean about its/it's, that has always bothered me, since it is (it's) backward, the possessive does NOT have the ' like all other possessives (more like his, hers, theirs instead of D's, M's, etc.) and the way I learned to quickly tell was, if you can take out the ' and put in the I (to make it is) and the sentence still makes sense, you are correct. The ' replaces the i in is.
but we don't care, we just like to read what you have to say! We'll be picky at other blogs. d

doorkeeper said...

And the top of their copy says:
You Scored an D
AN D? ooops........snickering!
d

MMC said...

LOLOL
That's perfect, d!
Trust you to notice... and I sure needed the chuckle tonight. I do feel soooo vindicated. It's an absolutely amazing feeling! Right?

Anonymous said...

Well, D's explanation on when to use the apostrophe and when not to is clear and glad she too noticed the an D hee heee - but as she rightly said, I guess we are more interested in what you have to say although ... I must admit that there have been times ... but hey!! that's the English teacher in me.
eb

MMC said...

Oh yeah, I've always known that you've been secretly playing English teacher and giving me a failing grade on my writing. But hey, on the test, they had all kinds of their, there and they're questions and I know I got those right. But I find my writing, although never perfect, has gotten a lot sloppier since I started spending a lot of time on email. And when it comes to work, sometimes, I have to stop and remind myself. But I really don't think I'm that bad, am I? :D

Well, you would probably agree with a prof I had in undergrad. When I told him I wanted to go to law school, he said "You neither read nor write well in the English language. But you probably do both as well as any lawyer so you should be okay". Or something like that. ;-)

Oh yeah, on another topic. If you no longer wish to be incognito, go in under "Nickname" and then you can put in any name you want. Just a thought... :D

tam said...

hahahaha!!! see, I am a grammar queen!

You Scored an A

You got 10/10 questions correct.

It's pretty obvious that you don't make basic grammatical errors.
If anything, you're annoyed when people make simple mistakes on their blogs.
As far as people with bad grammar go, you know they're only human.
And it's humanity and its current condition that truly disturb you sometimes.

MMC said...

Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah ....
You may be a grammar queen, my dear, but it appears that you seriously lack in social skills. So there! :>

tam said...

No, I'm not lacking in social skills........it's the rest of the world!!!

muwahahahahahaha, laughs evil me!

;>

NeoAuteur said...

The test isn't that difficult. It is not really about grammar, however -- it's more about grouping similar choices and narrowing them down. My grammar is terrible, but I still got a perfect score.

MMC said...

neoauteur, from reading your blog I would have to say that you write pretty darn good for someone with terrible grammar. ;-)