April 09, 2004

Another quiz.

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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Yeah, I already knew I was pedantic. But this was a pretty stupid quiz, actually. Some of the questions were far too nitpicky, to the extent that they became minor style issues and that every choice was perfectly fine. Also, one question addressed the problem of the lack of a third person gender-neutral pronoun, giving the options 'they're', there' (both clearly wrong), 'their' (one of two actual correct choices, and the one I chose), 'their own' (which in the context would have been fine too), 'her' (possible if the writer wishes to be perceived as a flaming feminist) but not what I would consider to be the best, and the one I ordinarily use in writing and sometimes in speech, the pronoun 'his'. Grr.

Posted by Tim at April 9, 2004 08:32 PM | TrackBack

Quite. Still, I was nervous I would fail, which would be funny/awful considering I proofread for a living. But, as it stands, I think Grammar Godess would actually be a great nickname/superhero title. :)

Posted by: Naomi at April 12, 2004 10:35 AM
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