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Friday, 3 June 2016

So You Think You Can Speak English? (UPDATED)






Of course if you read this blog then you speak and understand English. These sentences below are seemingly both correct, but only one is. They're simple English sentences actually, so pick the correct ones. Just comment with either A or B for each question. 

100% (10/10) earns you an A. 80% earns you a B. 70% earns you a C. 50% earns you a D. Any score below 50% earns you an F. 

Your time starts now!

1
A) The manager, together with two of his new staff, have accepted our invitation.  
B) The manager, together with two of his new staff, has accepted our invitation. 

A) The standard criteria for promotion has to be carefully considered. 
B) The standard criteria for promotion have to be carefully considered. 

3
A) We demand that she leave the company.
B) We demand that she leaves the company.

4. 
A) The accountant is taller than I.
B) The accountant is taller than me

5. 
A) Some of we managers will need to work a bit harder. 
B) Some of us managers will need to work a bit harder. 

6. 
A) The director's interview was broadcasted live across Africa. 
B) The director's interview was broadcast live across Africa. 

7. 
A) I am believing God for an increase in my salary. 
B) I believe God for an increase in my salary. 

8. 
A) I would rather you write the proposal today. 
B) I would rather you wrote the proposal today. 

9. 
A) The train that takes our merchandise goes directly to Kano. 
B) The train that takes our merchandise goes direct to Kano. 

10. 
A) I wish I were the secretary to the verification committee. 
B) I wish I was the secretary to the verification committee. 



ANSWERS. 
1. B
2. B
3. A
4. A
5. A
6. B
7. B
8. B
9. B
10.  A


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The highest scores (B) were made by cccc, Sugarvie and Sister Khan. A big round of applause for them. 

The rest of you need to go and dust off your Brighter Grammar. *tongue out*. LOL. 



The source of these questions and answers are; Essentials of English Grammar and Vocabulary. By Henry Agbebire. 

87 comments:

  1. 1) a
    2) a
    3) B
    4) B
    5) a
    6) B
    7) B
    8) B
    9) a
    10) a

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    1. This is not fair! I got 5/10, I want to cry. In my language and my grading scheme that's average anyways. So *tongue out*

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    2. By the way, where are the answers so I can make corrections.

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    3. 5/10 (D) Ibukun Fair, work harder next time!

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    4. LOL. Ibukun please don't cry. The answers are above underneath the questions.

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    5. I would not cry but next time you better watch out for me.

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    6. Biko English Languange wherever you are, if you can hear me, can we be friends. My English needs to step up.

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  2. 1.b
    2.b
    3.b
    4.b
    5.a
    6.b
    7.b
    8.b
    9.b
    10.a

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    1. 8/10 (B) GREAT WORK cccc! I hereby appoint you as Class Captain!

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    2. Yay! :) position gracefully accepted!

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  3. It's not fair jo, below 70% F. =]X

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  4. 1. A
    2. A
    3. A
    4. A
    5. B
    6. A
    7. B
    8. A
    9. A
    10. B
    Sunshine! If I get an F and you say pim! I wie show you pepper!!!😂😂😂

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    1. 3/10 (F) Kabuoy see me in my office!

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    2. What??? I refuse to accept this score. Thelma...

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    3. Memphis the question is; do you really have a choice? Hahaha *runs away*

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    4. Mo daran!!!!!!!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

      Nah me fail this test pass! Yepa!!!!
      I will stick to Yoruba from now on! 😂😂😂

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  5. 1.B
    2.A
    3.B
    4.B
    5.B
    6.B
    7.B
    8.A
    9.B
    10.B

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  6. 1. B
    2. A
    3. B
    4. B
    5. A
    6. B
    7. B
    8. A
    9. B
    10.A

    ....xoxo....

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    1. 6/10 (D) Lauretta Fair, work harder next time.

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    2. Lol, this was interesting!!!

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  7. 1. B
    2. A
    3. B
    4. B
    5. A
    6. B
    7. A
    8. B
    9. A
    0. A

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    1. 5/10 (D) Utchayy Fair, work harder next time.

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    2. Thanks, Thelma. I was hoping to score higher though.

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  8. 1) A
    2) B
    3) A
    4) A
    5) B
    6) B
    7) B (see what The Lord's Chosen has caused?)
    8) A
    9) B
    10)A

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    1. Iv been comparing my answers to yours and iv been 😂😂😂😂😂😂 like a shabby since!

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  9. 1)B
    2)A
    3)A
    4)A
    5)B
    6)A
    7)B
    8)A
    9)B
    10)A

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    1. 6/10 (D) tybabe Fair, work harder next time.

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  10. 1. A
    2. B
    3. A
    4. A
    5. B
    6. B
    7. A
    8. B
    9. A(they're actually both correct, it just depends on what you're trying to say of what message you want to pass across)
    10. A

    My dear Kabuoy, me sef I confuse on some of the questions o especially numbers 7 & 9..

    Sunshine

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    1. 6/10 (D) Fair, worker harder next time Sunshine.

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    2. Chaee! A whole me, 6/10? Madam teacher, I want to contest this result please.

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  11. 1B
    2B
    3B
    4B
    5B
    6B
    7B
    8A
    9B
    10B

    Because all my answers are Bs I'm doubting number 8 now. *sigh

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    1. Uyi o! i cant stop laughing

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    2. LOL Uyi don't worry, it is well. Hehe.

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    3. 5/10 (D) Fair Uyi, work harder next time!

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    4. How? I'm ready to argue with you oh. We need corrections in details please

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    5. Scroll back up, there you shall find the name and author of the book. To him shall you direct your query. Farewell my child.

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  12. 1)A
    2)B
    3)A
    4)B
    5)A
    6)B
    7)B
    8)B
    9)B
    10)A

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    1. 8/10 (B) GREAT WORK Sugarvie! I hereby appoint you as the assistant to the Class Captain.

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    2. Woooooow......thank you Thelma. Am so happy! Asst. Class captain !!!!yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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    3. where is my comment ... I no gree

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  13. 1.A
    2.A
    3.B
    4.A
    5.B
    6.B
    7.B
    8.A
    9.B
    10.A

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    1. 5/10 (D) Fair Dika, work harder next time.

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  14. Greenfield consults. No need.

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  15. 1.B
    2.B
    3.A
    4.A
    5.B
    6.B
    7.B
    8.A
    9.A
    10.A

    I should add this to the interview questions for new recruits in my office. And they had better score higher than I did in this test :)

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  16. 1. B
    2. B
    3. B
    4. A
    5. B
    6. B
    7. B
    8. B
    9. B
    10.B

    A festival of Bees! Uyi, our prayers are actually with each other.

    #Chopknuckle

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    1. Hola Hola... Let's toast to the freaking weekend

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    2. See what English Language is doing to grown men.

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    3. 7/10 (C). Good work Chimezie.

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    4. Nwando, this grading system reminds me of Law School. #Evulthings smh

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  17. 1.A
    2.B
    3.B
    4.A
    5.B
    6.B
    7.B
    8.A
    9.B
    10.B

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    1. 5/10 (D) Anne, Fair. Work harder next time.

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    2. Hahaha!! Don't worry i'll buy brighter grammar for you on your next birthday

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  18. 1.B
    2.B
    3.A
    4.B
    5.B
    6.B
    7.B
    8.B
    9.A
    10.A

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  19. 1.A
    2.B
    3.A
    4.A
    5.B
    6.A
    7.B
    8.B
    9.A
    10.A

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    1. 6/10 (D). Fair, Nnanke. Work harder next time.

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  20. Where are the answers now?!!!!

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    1. Soon, I want to wait till everything who wants to answer does so.

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    2. I am just wondering what the answers will look like; seeing that no two persons have the same answers. OK o.

      #Fingerscrossed

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  21. Thelma you hv not posted mine!

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  22. 1. B
    2. B
    3. B
    4. B
    5. B
    6. B
    7. B
    8. B
    9. A
    10. B

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    1. 5/10 (D). Fair Chioma, worker harder next time.

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  23. Replies
    1. 8/10 (B) GREAT WORK Sister Khan! You've been appointed as assistant to the deputy Class Captain.

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    2. I wanted an A. I can still manage to drink water. Till I get an A in the next brain teaser before I eat. So ciao

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  24. 1, A
    2,B
    3,B
    4,A
    5,B
    6,A
    7,B
    8,A
    9,A
    10,B

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    1. 3/10 (F) Ireti, sweep the classroom after school and then see me in MY OFFICE!

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    2. LOL! Sweep the classroom...

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  25. Hahahahaha*crying*

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  26. Late to the party.

    Tried it anyway and I got 8 correctly.....Nos. 5 and 8..na wa o.

    -F

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    1. I honestly think the author is wrong about number 5.

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    2. I think so too.
      I admit that of 8 but 5?

      -F

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  27. 1.B
    2.B
    3.B
    4.B (hehehe)
    5.B
    6.B
    7.B
    8.B
    9.A(kai)
    10.A

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