Douglas Milewski (dacuteturtle) wrote,
Douglas Milewski

Word Use Fun

Word use fun: Commonly Confused Words

You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 66% Expert!

You have an extremly good understanding of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of each of these three levels's questions correct. This is an exceptional score. Remember, these are commonly confused English words, which means most people don't use them properly. You got an extremely respectable score.

Compared to users who took the test and are and in your age group:
100% had lower Beginner scores.
100% had lower Intermediate scores.
100% had lower Advanced scores.
100% had lower Expert scores.

With respect to Beginner, users aged 55 to 59 scored highest.
With respect to Intermediate, users aged 55 to 59 scored highest.
With respect to Advanced, users aged 55 to 59 scored highest.
With respect to Expert, users aged 55 to 59 scored highest.

I could have done better. Some of their examples were not improper word usage at all, so I had to guess which usage that they meant. That is, they asked dialect questions. By definition, dialects are correct English. You may not like in when people "ax you a question", but an entire strata of the population speaks like this. For them, this is correct English. If you think that's painful, think how the English feel when an American speak. :) "Why, in America, they haven't spoken it for years."

This test asks about the "written English" dialect, and tends towards the "formal written English" dialect. If this had been a question on spoken English, I would have answered many questions differently, because I converse in a different dialect.

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