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This could be interesting,

http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/Featur...aspx?QuizID=51

I got 8/10 btw.
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(Original post by LostRiot)
Could be interesting

http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/Featur...aspx?QuizID=51

I got 8/10 btw,
9/10 for me.
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10/10 for me
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9/10 (ouch!)
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10/10 for me
really? I'm impressed, the one I think is the hardest is.

"The professor gave the most difficult problems to Andrea and me" (I said I)
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I was going to say I but then I thought "no", because it didn't sound right.
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Surely the person saying that phrase would say:

"The Professor gave me and Andrea the most difficult problems this morning"

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(Original post by LostRiot)
really? I'm impressed, the one I think is the hardest is.

"The professor gave the most difficult problems to Andrea and me" (I said I)
Moi aussi!
9/10.
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(Original post by LostRiot)
really? I'm impressed, the one I think is the hardest is.

"The professor gave the most difficult problems to Andrea and me" (I said I)
That's one of the few grammar rules I actually know properly. If you aren't sure if it's "me" or "I", you take away the other person and it needs to still make sense, as in you could not say

"The professor gave the most difficult problems to... I", it'd have to be "...me"

8/10 for me
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:eek: Good God, 7/10
I dunno how that came about :s:
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8/10 !

silly mistake with the laid/lay one, and I didn't know this:

"He acts as if he were the coolest guy in school."

It may sound a bit pretentious, but were is called for in this sentence because it describes something that’s untrue (he’s clearly not the coolest guy in school). This is an example of the subjunctive mood, which is used to express doubts, wishes, possibilities, or untruths.

Usually I would have said 'were', and got this right, but I thought that 'is' must have been more correct - I didn't know the subjunctive mood was the reason though!
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The Professor gave me and Andrea the most difficult problems this morning"
that wouldn't be as correct.
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(Original post by SaccerZD)
8/10 !

silly mistake with the laid/lay one, and I didn't know this:

"He acts as if he were the coolest guy in school."


It may sound a bit pretentious, but were is called for in this sentence because it describes something that’s untrue (he’s clearly not the coolest guy in school). This is an example of the subjunctive mood, which is used to express doubts, wishes, possibilities, or untruths.

Usually I would have said 'were', and got this right, but I thought that 'is' must have been more correct - I didn't know the subjunctive mood was the reason though!
8/10 i made the same misstakes as you, but i said was instead of were
have to admit that i'm a bit disappointed, i feel stupid that i didn't know the answears.
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9/10. I got caught out on the "He acts as if he were the coolest guy in school" one, but it seems to me that "is" would fit better since the sentence is in present tense.
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Damn 8/10. I thought you always have to put and apostrphe if it was a possesive! (It's / its). Also, I thought it was 'badly'. Oh well, at least I have learnt something today (that I'm a dumbass). :rolleyes:
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10/10
I've always had really good spelling and grammar. Why the hell did it take me two years to pass Higher English?
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(Original post by SaccerZD)
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that wouldn't be as correct.
Why?
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8/10 oh dear.
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(Original post by Chumbaniya)
9/10. I got caught out on the "He acts as if he were the coolest guy in school" one, but it seems to me that "is" would fit better since the sentence is in present tense.
I still believe any one of those three to be passable.
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