English for Journalists; Chapter 4 – Problems and Confusions
Review: It’s obvious from my answer that I wasn’t too certain on an answer for this question. Quite frankly, all the options seemed ludicrous. However, I am now aware of what an absolute adjective is. An absolute adjective refers to an adjective that is absolute or less than what it is (Hicks 2013).
Review: I found this question quite tricky. I would think that both options are correct as the action happened after another action was taken.
‘The horse was captured after it escaped ..’ It wasn’t captured any other time so technically this option makes sense.
‘The horse was captured after the attendant used her own horse ..’ It wasn’t captured before she used her horse. Perhaps I’m over thinking this question, but according to Hicks (2013 pg. 42) “after refers to later in time”.
Review: This question confused me a little. I selected the most obvious answer and got it wrong.
Review: Upon reading the explanation for this question, it cleared up a lot of confusion I had regarding what the question was actually asking.
Reflection: My first attempt on this quiz resulted in a score of 6/10. I wasn’t reading the questions as thoroughly as I needed to. I need to work on correctly using time when constructing sentences. The John Blogg’s touring South Africa question tripped me up because I didn’t read all the answers correctly.
These grammar activities are quite enjoyable and are improving my speech and writing skills as each week goes by.
CQUniversity 2015, COMM11007 – Blog Activity Quiz Week 4 – Grammar: Problems and Confusions, CQUniversity, Mackay.
Hicks, J 2013, English for Journalists, 20th anniversary ed., Routledge, Oxon