Did you ace all of your English courses? Do you consider yourself a proud member of the grammar police? If you think you can hang with the upper echelons of the English language, take this quiz to find out how much you really know about the English language.
Many people who learn English as a second language have indicated that English is one of the more difficult languages to learn for several reasons. One of these reasons is that, in English, we place adverbs and adjectives, the words that describe and modify verbs and nouns, respectively, in front of the words they modify. In other languages, modifiers come after the words they modify. For instance, in English, we would say "the blue ball," whereas, in many other languages, they would say "the ball blue." Weird right? Well, it's weird to us, but non-native English speakers often stumble on what English speakers consider to be a simple rule. So, next time you're having a conversation with someone who is learning English as a second language, and they say something like "I bought a sweater red yesterday," remember, according to the rest of the world, we're the oddballs.
We challenge you to ace this English test for non-native speakers.
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