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How is your grammar, can you score 100%

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♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 4 Feb 2013 16:07

Last year at Primary, the age we were when we took our 11+ :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 4 Feb 2013 16:16

It's certainly nothing I was taught at school, but I did used to read through my mum's old grammar books and this was similar to the content.


JustJohn Report 4 Feb 2013 16:17

How many would you need to score in that test at 11 years old to pass?

I am only 10 years old myself ;-)


Porkie_Pie Report 4 Feb 2013 16:22

I couldn't find the link to the test for Yorkshire men so asked my 12 year old grandson to do it, He scored 14/14 :-D

Told his mother; I want a DNA test :-0



AnninGlos Report 4 Feb 2013 16:25

Well done to him, I assume that he has learnt it all at school, and retained it.

thanks John.

edit to add I did pass the old Scholarship, the forerunner to the 11+


Stan Report 4 Feb 2013 16:28

I got 10/14 and I was guessing ;-)


PollyinBrum Report 4 Feb 2013 16:46

13/14 I slipped up on number 13 :-(


Kense Report 4 Feb 2013 16:48

14, but then I am from Essex.


RolloTheRed Report 4 Feb 2013 16:51

12/14 ... must do better.

Dare I suppose that schools today still issue a copy of H W Fowler to all students?
If the pounds and pence won't run to H W Fowler I guess Nigel Molesworth is a useful guide to grammar as well:

How many people did not understand the questions, never mind the answers ?


RolloTheRed Report 4 Feb 2013 17:15

King Edward VI Ken ?


SuffolkVera Report 4 Feb 2013 17:29

13/14. I got no. 11 wrong which was just carelessness on my part. Not sure how many I would have got right at age 11 though. Although it was a long while ago I did study languages at A Level, including A Level Latin which is a huge help with lots of languages, including English.


DazedConfused Report 4 Feb 2013 20:09

I got 7 - but seriously I did not understand half of the questions and had to guess.

This was far more advanced grammar than I did in school in the 60's.


David Report 4 Feb 2013 20:48

Sorry to admit I only scored 7


Kense Report 4 Feb 2013 21:50

No Rollo, Southend HS (for boys).


jax Report 4 Feb 2013 21:56

My sister went to Southend HS for girls....she got the clever gene :-D


MR_MAGOO Report 4 Feb 2013 22:02

I got 12/14........1 & 11 wrong........... :-D


Wend Report 4 Feb 2013 22:05

Smartharse, Mr. M. I only got 10 :-(


MR_MAGOO Report 4 Feb 2013 22:10

Should have paid attention in the English class Wend instead of messing about with the boys at the back of the class..... ;-) ;-)


JustJohn Report 4 Feb 2013 22:54

We can't all be cleverer than average. I thought the thread read "How is your grandma?" And I still think gerund is a footballer :-( :-( :-(


Bobtanian Report 4 Feb 2013 23:02

9,11,12,13 wrong

sad in I?

How many people did not understand the questions, never mind the answers ?

I guessed at a few.....