On the Subject of English Tests
You’ve lived all your life writing however you wanted without giving a second thought to who would be reading what you misspelled. But now, your life depends on your grammar and orthography, and this bomb is very nitpicky. You should of paid more attention in you’re English class.
See Appendix: Grammar for more information.
- An English sentence with one italic word or phrase will be displayed on the large LCD display.
- Your goal is to select the correct word that fills in the blank.
- If multiple words appear to complete the sentence correctly, remember that this module is a pedantic prescriptivist!
- There are three rounds. Correctly complete all the sentences to disarm the module.
- If a mistake is made during the course of the test, the question number will reset to 1.
for use with the English Test module
This appendix contains a brief overview of some grammatical distinctions used in the English Test module and Needy English Test module.
The subject is what is doing the action, and the object is what is receiving the action. e.g. In “I buy milk.” I is the subject and milk is the object.
|their: belonging to them; there: that place; they’re: they are|
|your: belonging to you; you’re: you are|
|I, he, she, we, they: used in subjects; me, him, her, us, them: used in objects|
|less: used with uncountable nouns; fewer: used with countable nouns|
|who: used in subjects; whom: used in objects|
|defiantly: rebelliously; definitely: without doubt|
|lead: the metal or the present tense; led: the past tense and past participle|
|cite: declare a quoted source; site: location; sight: a view or vision|
When you don’t lay something else down, you lie down.
The past tense of lay is laid. Confusingly, the past tense of lie is lay!