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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2011, 01:50:16 PM »

Liz and Rachel, I think in both cases your problems are the differences between verbs and nouns.
Practice is a noun and practise is the verb it stems from (unless your are American).
Past is a noun, and passed is a past tense of to pass (apologies for the extra past...it was the only way I could explain it  :biggrin:
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2011, 08:21:34 PM »

paPaJo are you head of English at Oxford or something?
I'm ashamed I don't know this stuff, I should I have an A at O level (showing my age) but those are the only 2 words I think that flumox me ( is flummox a word) LOL ( verb or noun)
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2011, 08:49:54 PM »

Come on people- get your entries in
3 entries in and all good efforts

X x x
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2011, 09:56:13 PM »

paPaJo are you head of English at Oxford or something?
I'm ashamed I don't know this stuff, I should I have an A at O level (showing my age) but those are the only 2 words I think that flumox me ( is flummox a word) LOL ( verb or noun)
I only got a C at O level (yep, same era), but my father is a walking encyclopedia and drilled into me the importance of grammar and spelling at a very early age. To be honest, it only really comes in handy when dealing with computers (as Rick would no doubt testify, put a comma in the wrong place in a script and it will go into meltdown).
Flummox, verb, meaning to confuse or bewilder  :nerner: You're not as bad as you think you are :biggrin:
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2011, 10:08:02 AM »

I had the 2 different English teachers at school, the first was absent for most of the 1st year and 1/2 then was sacked. The second was just about to retire. They just don't seem to have been very competent, I really feel that I missed out on a lot of grammer etc and it was never my strongest subject. It's part of why incompetent teachers annoy me so much now. Children only have one shot and if they don't make it there can be huge problems for them further down the line.

PaPaJ0 can I send you all my reports to proof read   :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2011, 12:04:32 PM »

That's a vey strange thing though Liz and PaPaJo - I am an excellent proof reader cos when someone else has used the wrong who's/whose or past/passed I spot it immediately, I just don't know which one to use when I have to write it!!!
What's all that about then?
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2011, 01:38:09 PM »

Its always easier to see mistakes when you find something unexpected, you read things other people have done without prior knowledge. Re-reading your own material is more difficult to spot mistakes, because you know what it says already.
Teachers were a sore point for me too. As my name is Alasdair, I don't necessarily expect people to know how to spell it instantly, but as a teacher should be setting examples it put me off when I brought home a school report with 10 different spellings of my name, none was correct
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2011, 05:04:11 PM »

Yeah. I always make a big effort to learn how pupils spell their names. Really gives the wrong impression if you spell it wrong
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2011, 07:48:30 PM »

Bobz, geff,piker and Michelle, you have forgotten to send me your quiz answers

And all you peeps who have been meaning to join in, why not do it this week while they are easy

Come on x x x
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2011, 07:50:11 PM »

I did forget actually Rachel  :panic:
Will have a look now  :thumbsup:
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2011, 07:55:42 PM »

Try your best Bob x
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2011, 08:32:04 PM »

Thank you Bob
Entry received, well done x
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2011, 09:15:35 PM »

why are your quizzes so hard! I hope to take part in one of them at some point, when I am british enough!  :biggrin:
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2011, 09:18:49 PM »

Irina im british born but stil struggle with em  :panic:
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2011, 09:21:15 PM »

that is good to hear, I dont feel alone anymore  :flowers: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2011, 09:23:56 PM »

 :crazy Irina , my quizzes are the easiest
Give it a go
Don't be embarrassed to get 1 out of 20 - it doesn't bother Geff x
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2011, 09:43:02 PM »

Geff - when are you going to send the other 19 answers?

Come on peeps, competition is fierce this week
Only 1 answer separating 1st and 2nd and only 1 answer separating 2nd and third - and Theres Geff.
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2011, 09:48:09 PM »

 :panic: :panic: :panic: Now I am getting worried
Did Geoff only send one answer  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2011, 09:53:36 PM »

Be afraid Bob, be VERY afraid

Yes he did  :crazy:
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Re: Sunday quiz January 9th 2011
« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2011, 09:55:09 PM »

poor Geoff!  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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