Grammar quiz again – fun with this ridiculous language, answers

And welcome back to our Grammar Quiz … following on from our earlier quiz this year with the questions here and the answers here. As I said last week, this one is slightly different in format and is based on an exercise we do in one of my workshops.

Grammar quiz again - fun with this ridiculous language, answersSo now, the answers to the quiz put up last week. I deliberately have avoided using any grammar jargon so anyone can get why some are wrong and some are right, without being flummoxed with pompous verbiage… [Read more…]

Grammar quiz again – fun with this ridiculous language, questions

Grammar quiz again - fun with this ridiculous language ... questions (answers next week)As everyone seemed to enjoy our last grammar quiz with questions here and answers here, I thought we’d try another one for fun.

This one is slightly different in format and is based on an exercise we do in one of my workshops.

Answers next week…so watch out for them.

In the meantime, by all means jot down what you feel are the correct sentences, in the comments section down below.

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Business writing quiz: Ta Da! The answers …

After last week’s questions, here are the answers you’ve all been waiting for … and scroll down to find the winner!

Business writing quiz: Ta Da! The answers ...

Here are the answers!

All correct answers are shown in bold type…

Which of the following sentences use correct grammar?

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Business writing quiz: how many grammar questions can you get right?

The other day I was asked to do a workshop about business writing for some senior job seekers … and rather than give them a specific tutorial about grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax I thought it would be more fun to run a short quiz.Business writing quiz: how many grammar questions can you get right?
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Writing properly for business: why does it matter? Really?

Lots of experts tell you that it’s important to write properly for business. I am no exception.

Writing properly for business: why does it matter? Really?

It’s not just about pleasing the Grammar Fascists … writing properly for business wins you more credibility

In fact I am often accused of being a Grammar Fascist (Grammar Nazis have fallen foul of the Political Correctness Police, by the way) because I maintain that basic goofs in English are a no-no if you want to be taken seriously in business.

It’s not just for the obvious reasons why writing properly for business matters.

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How not to write picture captions, by a leading UK newspaper … episode 4

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Hilarious picture caption goofs
from a popular UK newspaper

And yet again without mentioning names (other than nicknames like The Daily Whoops or even The Daily Kardashian), one of the UK’s best loved/hated newspapers really ought to get their picture caption writers some lessons in English syntax and other literary trifles. [Read more…]

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