The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

Introducing Daily Grammar Lesson and Grammar Quiz Options
Mike-KS
Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:27:00 PM

Rank: Administration

Joined: 12/18/2013
Posts: 115
We are happy to present 2 new blocks on TFD homepage: Daily Grammar Lesson and Grammar Quiz. Take a look on TFD homepage: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/
Annelise Carlsen
Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 5:44:36 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/25/2016
Posts: 315
Neurons: 7,781
Location: Lundby Stationsby, Zealand, Denmark
Something seems to be wrong with the Grammar quiz.
When I choose one of the four possible answers, the "Submit" button isn't activated - I can't click it.
Also, nothing happens when I click the "Learn more..." link.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:01:57 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 9/12/2011
Posts: 30,670
Neurons: 182,147
Location: Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
Yes - same for me.

My cursor changes, as if there is a link there, but there is no 'forward URL'.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Mike-KS
Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 8:50:52 AM

Rank: Administration

Joined: 12/18/2013
Posts: 115
Try to press CTRL+F5 in your browser to completely refresh the page. It seems that your browser cached some old code.
Annelise Carlsen
Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 5:19:50 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/25/2016
Posts: 315
Neurons: 7,781
Location: Lundby Stationsby, Zealand, Denmark
That did the trick! Thanks, Mike. Applause
Marek Guman
Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016 9:02:52 AM

Rank: Newbie

Joined: 7/14/2014
Posts: 22
Neurons: 1,373,252
Location: Košice, Kosicky, Slovakia
Hello, are they going to be some medals awarded for completed quizes in the future?
TFD
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 11:24:11 AM

Rank: Administration

Joined: 3/10/2009
Posts: 862
Neurons: 3
We do hope to add medals for these activities in the future.
Marek Guman
Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 4:09:17 AM

Rank: Newbie

Joined: 7/14/2014
Posts: 22
Neurons: 1,373,252
Location: Košice, Kosicky, Slovakia
Thanks.
MelissaMe
Posted: Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:46:33 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 8/10/2014
Posts: 5,413
Neurons: 347,528
Location: Gualala, California, United States
Quote:
Grammar Quiz
?
Which of the following sentences is incorrect?
a) “There are a number of missing persons following the disaster.”
b) “Many men and women sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.”
c) “There are many different childrens trying to find their parents.”
d) “The roofs of several houses have collapsed in the last half hour.”
Learn this topic Next Quiz


C was deemed to be the incorrect sentence. It should be children, not childrens. A is also incorrect. It seems to claim that the missing persons are following the disaster. If they are missing, how can we know what they are occupying their time with?

This is my only now.
sharrya
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:20:56 AM

Rank: Newbie

Joined: 10/4/2015
Posts: 4
Neurons: 650,780
Location: Keerbergen, Flanders, Belgium
MelissaMe wrote:
Quote:
Grammar Quiz
?
Which of the following sentences is incorrect?
a) “There are a number of missing persons following the disaster.”
b) “Many men and women sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.”
c) “There are many different childrens trying to find their parents.”
d) “The roofs of several houses have collapsed in the last half hour.”
Learn this topic Next Quiz


C was deemed to be the incorrect sentence. It should be children, not childrens. A is also incorrect. It seems to claim that the missing persons are following the disaster. If they are missing, how can we know what they are occupying their time with?


Apart from the obvious children iso childrens would in a) sentence the solution not be, to change 'missing children' into 'children missing'. For me it sounds perfect that way. No rules here, just a feeling...
TFD
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:35:07 AM

Rank: Administration

Joined: 3/10/2009
Posts: 862
Neurons: 3
"Missing person" is a common phrase. "Persons missing" would also be grammatically correct, but it would sound somewhat unnatural (we would usually say "people" instead of "persons").

Please also note that "following" in the sentence means "after," not "observing/watching closely."
IMcRout
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:58:47 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 5/27/2011
Posts: 35,382
Neurons: 563,379
Location: Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
re. Grammar Quiz

It took me half an hour to find a place to comment on another GQ, erm, inconsistency.

Well hidden, indeed.

Today I came across this quiz:

Quote:
Grammar Quiz
?
Which of the following sentences is not in the past continuous tense?
a) “I was always trying to find the best opportunities.”
b) “They left without saying goodbye.” - One obviously correct solution.
c) “Weren’t we looking for something just like this?”
d) “Sure, he’s doing his best, but is it good enough?”


But what about d)? Can anybody detect a 'past continuous' form in this sentence?

I'm confused.

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger. (Anon)
TFD
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 10:33:14 AM

Rank: Administration

Joined: 3/10/2009
Posts: 862
Neurons: 3
Yes, that answer should not have been included in the choices. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

You can see the correct quiz here: https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Past-Continuous-Tense.htm

IMcRout
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:42:15 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 5/27/2011
Posts: 35,382
Neurons: 563,379
Location: Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Thank you.

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger. (Anon)
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2008-2018 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.