Grammar Sticklers Unite: What's your comma IQ?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by MrsDoyle, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. MrsDoyle

    MrsDoyle Supporting Member

  2. still learnin

    still learnin Member

  3. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Too easy. Should have been an 'apostrophe' game.
  4. MrsDoyle

    MrsDoyle Supporting Member

    there was one, but the author chose to replace it.
  5. Getzonica

    Getzonica Active Member

    Well looks like my grammer is better than my spelling! lol
  6. MrsDoyle

    MrsDoyle Supporting Member

    What was your Comma IQ?
  7. Getzonica

    Getzonica Active Member

    9000 I think...only got one wrong cos I wasn't concentrating
  8. MrsDoyle

    MrsDoyle Supporting Member

    Same as me. One depends on personal preference. Some think the Oxford comma (before an and) is perfectly acceptable, while others abhor it. I sit on the fence. In my opinion it depends very much upon the sentence.
  9. Getzonica

    Getzonica Active Member

    I think commas before words like "and" look strange...(most of the time)
  10. I'm sorry but this is totally pathetic, how do you discover such rubbish??? they can't even spell 'tyre' for god's sake!! It's a bleeding 'Y' not an 'I'.
  11. MrsDoyle

    MrsDoyle Supporting Member

    in fairness, the site is aimed at American browsers
  12. in fairness, this site is aimed at 9 year old's trying to learn to use punctuation at schools, and make it a fun way of learning. Sorry, but how old are you??
  13. Flutey

    Flutey Active Member

    I'm glad I got full marks if it's aimed at 9 year olds ;)
  14. sunshine

    sunshine Member

    Me too. But I did have to read some of them more than once - just to check. :-?
  15. MrsDoyle

    MrsDoyle Supporting Member

    I won't reveal personal details in public. Send me a private message if you would like to know.
    You were obviously mocking me in your post. It's not funny, nor is it clever.

    FYI, the website is intended as a tie-in to the popular adult book Eats, Shoots and Leaves. Perhaps you'd like to argue with Lynne Truss, the author of the work?

    I'd advise you to change your tune and stop being so abrasive. Merry Christmas and bah humbug. :icon_rolleyes:
  16. Getzonica

    Getzonica Active Member

    I thought you revealed your age on another thread......
  17. MrsDoyle

    MrsDoyle Supporting Member

    There's also no apostrophe in "olds" :biggrin:
  18. FYI, why would you even be looking in depth into adult books, suggesting you are young. Which also suggests having an attitude like that towards older people will get you nowhere young man. Anyway, get your head out of the books and computer and get out there and find people to have a life with. Bah humbug.
  19. Banding Reject

    Banding Reject New Member

    "MrsDoyle" how old are you? I agree with dropped-for-rehearsels that that game is a pile of coswollop. It is abit sad going on the game, never mind actually creating a thread on it! Come on act your age!
  20. Here here, and by the looks of it, the smart comments don't end on this, what's all this correcting spelling business. Get over it!!! This site hasn't given me very good first impressions here :(