KC Lemson

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I would have used the term 'dork', but this is acceptable as well

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Grammar God!
You are a GRAMMAR GOD!

If your mission in life is not already to
preserve the English tongue, it should be.
Congratulations and thank you!

How grammatically sound are you?
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It's like a compulsion, really. I get a nervous twitch when I see anyone regularly swap “its” and “it's”[1]. Of all the ones to confuse, how can you confuse those two, since you can easily sound out “it's” to “it is” to see if it makes sense?

I wish there was some way to see what the right answers are.

[1] The occasional indiscretion is to be forgiven, it could have been a typo.

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  • Your point would have been better made by saying:

    "If preserving the English tongue isn't already your mission in life, it should be."



    Note: I'm being a total smartass here.

  • What about people who switch "your" with "you're"? Those drive me nuts.

    Or worse yet, those who write "should of ..." instead of "should have / should've".

  • KC Lemson points to a cool grammar quiz. Like KC, I'm a bit of a grammar maven. You are a GRAMMAR GOD! If your mission in life is not already to preserve the English tongue, it should be. Congratulations and thank you! Take the quiz yourself - it's fun and some of the questions will make you think for a moment before answering....

  • Sadly, I'm only a master.

  • I get a Master !.

    After all It´s not my native languague ;-)

    /r

    Benji

  • Yessir, I is an Grammar God. I'd take more pleasure in this... If I felt like it. I don't, sorry. But, since it's been all over the blogosphere, I figured I'd give the Grammar Quiz a shot. Here's what I got: You are a GRAMMAR GOD! If your mission in life is not already topreserve the English tongue, it should be.Congratulations and thank you! How grammatically sound are you? brought to you by Quizilla I mean, some of the people I really respect are also grammar gods, so it can't be a bad thing: http://blogs.msdn.com/kclemson/archive/2004/04/24/119702.aspx http://www.sellsbrothers.com/news/showTopic.aspx?ixTopic=1289 http://blogs.geekdojo.net/adam/archive/2004/04/16/1656.aspx http://www.coreyhaines.com/coreysramblings/PermaLink.aspx?guid=1e876b90-d79b-421f-a24a-5ad4281984f5 http://www.coreyhaines.com/coreysramblings/PermaLink.aspx?guid=0ffe99ff-011b-4092-ae6a-44034ec8c565 http://yin.typepad.com/the_yin_blog/2004/04/i_am_a_grammar_.html http://www.livejournal.com/users/bikergeek/262453.html...

  • Am I a Grammar God for real? Weird. I am not a native speaker, I rarely understand song lyrics and recognize maybe every fifth word broadcasted on CNN and I also would fail on most English exams here _due_ to my grammar. This leads me to the conclusion that this test has to be a bit more strict :) Ok, maybe I was just lucky :)

    Peter

  • One thing I've noticed since moving to the US from the UK is that "what" is used instead of "which" much more frequently. I've noticed it mostly in quiz shows questions like "What actor said...?" rather than "Which actor said...?". I appreciate that both are arguably correct, but the latter just sounds better to me. After all, the questioner is thinking of one specific actor from a finite selection. It sounds even worse to me in even more selective questions like, "What European country is...?".

    Which reminds me of a feature called "Pedants' Corner" on a radio show a few years back. One contributor insisted correctly or incorrectly - I'm not sure - that the host should introduce the U2 song as, "I still haven't found that for which I have been looking".

    Either way, it sure as hell doesn't scan like the original, eh?

  • Peter/Benjamin: In my experience, non-native speakers often have better grammar than natives, because you may have learned the (often insane) rules as adults, or you had more education while growing up about english grammar than folks born in the US. Plus I think that other countries do a better job of teaching languages than this one overall.

  • I sees, the English grammar god is a Hindu dude.

    They independenced from the British, and now they controls the language, finally they can say, all your bases are belong to us !

  • you <a href="http://steven.vorefamily.net/2003/05/23.html#a1495 "aren't alone</a>, kc.

  • Well, I am not a native speaker of English. I felt a little bit better to see the result which is saying "You are a GRAMMER GOD!". ;-)

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