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August 05, 2014

How Well Do You Know English?

Learning and using English can be tricky. Here is a short quiz to test how well you...

...know English - http://www.playbuzz.com/jonb10/do-you-actually-know-english.

If you take this short quiz, you will get a short refresher course on some of the more common grammatical areas of confusion in English.

You will see what I call the three 'theirs' (they're, there and their) and you will find a good explanation of apostrophes and contractions, among many other problem areas.

If you have English mastered, take a look at this article for some background on a document that has stumped scholars for centuries - http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/books/129131/cracking-the-voynich-code?all=1.

Every once in a while a document turns up in some museum, library or even attic, that defies the standard rules of literature, language and grammar.

Most of us who study and use language generally assume that human language, at least in the past thousand years or so, follows a few standard structural patterns in terms of words, sentences and extended text.

Know of any exceptions?

Let us know.

Morf

Posted by mmorf at August 5, 2014 12:32 AM

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