I took my own advice from last week’s reflection and attempted this week’s quiz when my mind was still fresh and not stale from hours of study.
Happily, it was a success and I got 100% on my first attempt.
None of the questions were difficult because I find it easy to recognise grammar mistakes in other people’s writing.
I’d like to think I’m just as good at recognising them in my own work, but I’m sure I’ve mistakes like everyone else.
I did have one small problem with question two:
After reading the options a few times, I was convinced that ‘all of the above’ was the correct answer because I thought each point was valid.
After reviewing the textbook (Hicks 2016, p. 42) again, I decided that option B was the closest to what was stated so I chose it.
Thankfully, it was correct.
Edit-15240-1424816505-15 2016, graphic, BuzzFeed, viewed 26 July 2016, https://www.buzzfeed.com/laraparker/things-youll-only-find-funny-if-youre-a-grammar-nerd?utm_term=.qjvw6L2DA#.ulPXLQM1Z
Hicks, W 2013, English for journalists: twentieth anniversary edition, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon.
Editing Note: A screenshot of question two was added to my post as per Bang Tran’s below feedback.