A test from the grammar Nazi

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I got 5 wrong, a little trickier than I expected
 
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I got two wrong (mixed up a metaphor and a simile; besides, I don't know what a hyphen is if it isn't an apostroph)
 
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2 wrong :party smily: :biggrin:
(never heard of a similie before, and definitely was wrong)
 
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I missed three. Darnned doubble letter wordds!
 
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I missed one since I didn't know what 'avarice' meant.
 
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I mixed up metaphor and simile, and got 3 word definitions wrong.
 
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Accommodate this! :grumpy: 1 wrong - #10. When will the people rise up and switch to phonetic spelling? :cry: C'mon, people - we have the power!
 
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Yeah, but you would have got simile wrong too if it hadn't been for all the hints here. Admit it. Come on, admit it.
 
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Three wrong.

arildno said:
I don't know what a hyphen is if it isn't an apostroph)
Yeah, I lost a point that way, too.
 
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I got the first six right, then I got bored and quit.
 
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russ_watters said:
I got the first six right, then I got bored and quit.
That's 14 wrong..
 
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oh man i got two wrong :(
the spelling of accommodation and one weird one about some sentence part...
 
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Two wrong. Acomadation, and the one about the long lost brother. (Hey, I think that deserves an exclamation point, but apparently declaring that you've found your long lost brother is on a par with flatly stating "these eggs needs more salt.")

I was disappointed they didn't have the nuclear/nucular one.

And pattylou, technically you got four wrong-- but such technicalities never get past the grammer Nazi. :devil:
 
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arildno said:
russ_watters said:
I got the first six right, then I got bored and quit.
That's 14 wrong..

Actually, I think russ got the right answer. No wonder everyone's missed at least one so far!
 
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pattylou said:
Yeah, but you would have got simile wrong too if it hadn't been for all the hints here. Admit it. Come on, admit it.
Me? No way. I know my rhetorical tropes like the back of my hand. :approve:
 
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2 wrong. I had to make some educated guesses in the beginning and got one wrong. And I made a stupid mistake in the end. I`m still pleased though :smile:
 
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hypnagogue said:
And pattylou, technically you got four wrong-- but such technicalities never get past the grammer Nazi. :devil:
The grammer Nazi?
 
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The granny Nazi?
 
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The Granny-Apple Nazi?
 
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The Fanny-dappled Nazi?
 
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The Crabapple-Fanny Nazi?
 
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The crap-subtle funny Nazi?
 
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Three wrong. I CAN'T SPELL.
 
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Knavish said:
Three wrong. I CAN'T SPELL.
Just shows you're a knave.
 
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hypnagogue said:
Two wrong. Acomadation, and the one about the long lost brother. (Hey, I think that deserves an exclamation point, but apparently declaring that you've found your long lost brother is on a par with flatly stating "these eggs needs more salt.")

I was disappointed they didn't have the nuclear/nucular one.

And pattylou, technically you got four wrong-- but such technicalities never get past the grammer Nazi. :devil:

No no, that was the nested test within the test. I'm devious that way. :wink: You can assign yourself an extra credit point for catching that.

I've made another (intentional, really) mistake on this thread and I'm waiting for someone to catch it.

zoobyshoe said:
The grammer Nazi?
Edit: LOL - hypnogogue you had me fooled. Take back your extra credit point and dock yourself a further point. Zooby, take his/her extra credit point. But there is an error still, earlier up the thread.
 
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I got 8 wrong...

what crap, I kan spel with the best of the'm
 
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pattylou said:
Yeah, but you would have got simile wrong too if it hadn't been for all the hints here. Admit it. Come on, admit it.
Yeah, but you would have gotten simile wrong
 
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:rofl: Oh hell, I can't find the mistake now. OK, points to whoever wants them, or to whomever wants them. Arildno, your corrections look good, and I think that it was the got/gotten mistake, but I'm not sure. Maybe I thought I should put simile in quotes.

I dunno.
 
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pattylou said:
I dunno.
I don't know; alternatively, I'm a doughnut.
 
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Got 'em all !
 
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Gokul43201 said:
Got 'em all !
:eek: No! I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too! :devil:

And in some cases, I think the use of commas is a matter of style. :tongue2:
 
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That test was far to easy, i had some right.
 
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honestrosewater said:
:eek: No! I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too! :devil:

And in some cases, I think the use of commas is a matter of style. :tongue2:
Just read your post (#8). That - the 'acco..' word - was the only one that gave me trouble. I kept debating between one 'm' and two. The former sounded better but the latter looked more familiar. I feel your pain.

PS : Ain't know whey you get in ma dawg !
 

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