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Re: Test your knowledge of the english language
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2005, 11:14:03 am »
Show-off.

One of the spelling questions is redeemer vs. redeamer. lol.

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Re: Test your knowledge of the english language
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2005, 11:15:28 am »
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Show-off.
Pff, just because you got 2% on everything...

And yeah, I noticed that too.
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Re: Test your knowledge of the english language
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2005, 11:20:16 am »
I bet I could get a higher score if I reduce my hurtighet. I also wonder if the stats on the first page have any effect on your score.

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Re: Test your knowledge of the english language
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2005, 11:22:17 am »
If it does, it should be noted that I said I am level 7 at English.

But yeah, if I took my hurtighet down I would actually have time to think about the answers.
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Re: Test your knowledge of the english language
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2005, 11:25:24 am »
Don't. Some of the sentences didn't make any sense at all. Except for the one with the fire in the office. That's just sad. I hope they made it out in time.

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Re: Test your knowledge of the english language
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2005, 01:04:32 pm »
84, 92, 95.

And i'm damn linguistic. Part of it I blame on the English-ness of it... certain words are used differently here in the BS of A, but nothing can excuse my missing two spellings...

As far as obscurity of vocabulary goes, yes, those are mostly completely extraneous words. As you could see by the mere fact that there were so many definitions for each one, any number of other words cuold be found for most of those, and they were generally just borrowings from latin or greek anyway that almost nobody uses except in huge books where eventually you want more variety than "defame, deprecate, put down, belittle, condemn, disparage, decry, and depreciate", so you might throw in "malign" or "traduce." To be fair, most of these do have slight connotational differences, but the very fact that they hardly ever show shows just how useful they are.

For a non-native English speaker, Torp (and, in fact most of y'all), i find you to be far above average. Maybe awkward phrasing every so often, but the run-of-the-mill american would consider you not only a native speaker but an exceptionally and almost suspiciously eloquent one.


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Re: Test your knowledge of the english language
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2005, 07:07:43 pm »
that is because most americans do not know their own language.
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