Test your English

Discussion in 'Community' started by crenz, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. crenz macrumors 6502a

    crenz

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    #1
    The Commonly confused words test has some very interesting question on English usage... I scored
    Not bad for not being a native speaker :cool: but some of these questions are really tricky... e.g. the whoever/whomever one.

    Updated broken link
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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  3. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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  4. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    #4
    You scored 92% Beginner, 92% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 80% Expert!

    Not very good for a native speaker eh? I am feeling kind of brain-cloudy today though, to give a lame excuse.
     
  5. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    New Link
    English Genius
    You scored 85% Beginner, 92% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 93% Expert!
    You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!
    Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!
    How did I do better at Expert than beginner? :eek:
    I'll pass it on to my g/f and her friends - I need all the help I can get :D
     
  6. broken_keyboard macrumors 65816

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    English Genius
    You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 80% Expert!
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Fun! I think I didn't get a perfect score because I didn't choose any of the either/all/none options. Now I guess I should go look at the correct answers.

     
  8. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    I'm only 16 so go easy on me:

    Advanced
    You scored 92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 86% Advanced, and 66% Expert!
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    I wasn't completely satisfied, but apparently I'm still an "English Genius" :rolleyes:
    Direct link to the test
     
  10. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 73% Expert!

    Those expert questions, such as awhile / a while, really threw me. I always have to look that one up.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Wordmunger, that awhile one tripped me up too...I contemplated the any of the above option, but....

    BTW, the main dating match test on OKCupid is great. There's a question that says, if you have an STD, go here (and points to match.com). :D
     
  12. Mr. Durden macrumors 6502a

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    Not as good as some of you, but...

    You scored 85% Beginner, 92% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 73% Expert!


    In my own defense; I timed myself and finished in 2:37. Who am I kidding...
     
  13. crenz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    crenz

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    That one also threw me... I didn't really know about "awhile".
     
  14. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Dang, only "100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 86% Advanced, and 100% Expert!"

    damn semicolons tripped me up (edited to remove spoiler)
     
  15. Doctor Q Administrator

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    "You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 86% Expert!"

    Auggggh. I got #33 wrong. I can't pretend to be prefect anymore. ;)
     
  16. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I feel terrible

     
  17. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    "Back of the net...!!!!"

    Straight 100%, didn't seem too hard to me.

    (Damn right too, it's the only language I speak) :D :D

    Still, I don't claim to be perfect in anything other than my taste in women (my wife is sitting next to me as I type...) :p
     
  18. jamdr macrumors 6502a

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    "You scored 0% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 93% Expert!"

    I missed the hanged / hung question and I didn't know the difference between stationary / stationery. Not bad for an engineer :) I'm not sure what happened with the beginner section, I never saw it.
     
  19. zelmo macrumors 603

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    You scored 85% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 86% Expert!

    Oh, well. I hope you don't think any less of me.

    *covers ears to hide from gales of derisive laughter and cracks about how people couldn't possibly think any less of me than they already do*
     
  20. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    English Genius
    You scored 92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 100% Expert!

    38/40 correct. :eek:
     
  21. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    But I'm a whore of an English Language major ;)
     
  22. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Sweet!

     
  23. Daveway macrumors 68040

    Daveway

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    Oh Lord!
    ...and I thought I had good grammar. :eek:

    btw: i'm a 17
     
  24. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    #24
    You scored 92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 80% Expert!

    Of course this means very little. I'm not very eloquent when speaking or typing but I do know the proper words to use in a given situation.
     
  25. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    You scored 92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 86% Advanced, and 86% Expert!

    I kinda flew through it though, I probably should have taken more then 2 minutes per page.. oh well
     

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