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Can you answer tricky questions 11-year-olds face in English exams?

Take the quiz and find out.

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
158 Comments
James Steven Willis
1/4 just about got that perfect score, a bullseye 0
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Oct 21, 2021 11:37PM
Ilias Tsiabardas
English is not my mother language and I got 2/4
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Sep 25, 2021 11:00PM
Marianne Frederick Halterman
Number 4 should be "Adjectival" Clause! Good grief, who is inventing new grammar?
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Sep 6, 2021 4:20PM
Darlene Davidson
Joy Holbrook, I agree. Kids should be reading well constructed sentences rather than deconstructing banal sentences like those in this quiz.
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Aug 30, 2021 7:22PM
earlepg
3/4. I had to figure out what was being asked to do since this stuff wasn't covered during my school "daze".
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Aug 19, 2021 4:09AM
shootit
0/4 never could understand all that stuff. I can spell just about any english word though.
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Aug 14, 2021 2:19PM
Nicholas Miernicki
3/4 It said I don't got good English.
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Aug 6, 2021 8:52PM
stevemanning
Answers provided.
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Jul 30, 2021 6:21PM
tdelisi
3/4. Need to become better with my English, it seems.
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Jul 7, 2021 12:57PM
Agnes Forder
Ah! The dreaded 11+ exams, decades later and they still evoke painful memories.
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Jul 2, 2021 5:01PM
Vaughn Tolle
4/4, graduated from high school in the United States 53 years ago. While my legal career did not require knowledge of the exact terminology for what I was writing, knowing how to effectively communicate by writing required the grammatical abilities examined herein.
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Jun 23, 2021 6:31PM
Joy Holbrook
I graduated from high school 59 years ago. I can honestly say, that I got through life and a pretty demanding career without ever needing any of this knowledge. I got 4/4 because English was my best subject, but I’d far prefer that kids spent time reading the great works of literature in English class than deconstructing sentences.
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May 21, 2021 5:49PM
Isabel Weinberg
3/4. Missed the first one. We didn't know about determiners 60 years ago!
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May 17, 2021 1:26PM

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