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Are you the type that uses "ur" in official business emails? Or are you the type that cringes whenever you see that? Either way, "The Commonly Confused Words Test" is for you:

http://www.okcupid.com/tests/the-commonly-confused-words-test

Now, if only the SAT these days had similar standards.

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On July 30th, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC), mjperson commented:
Bah. It indicates that I missed a question, but didn't tell me which one. It's probably incorrect.
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On July 30th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC), psychohist replied:
There should be a URL for an answer key in the description of your results, I think.

Edited at 2010-07-30 06:41 pm (UTC)
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On July 30th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC), mjperson replied:
So there is.

Sniff. I didn't realize that "awhile" is actually a word, so didn't choose "all of the above" on one question.
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On July 30th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC), psychohist replied:
No offense, but screening for spoiler. I made exactly the same mistake, but I think the test is correct.

Edited at 2010-07-30 06:54 pm (UTC)
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On August 3rd, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC), enugent replied:
I'm not sure what you did to screen, but my computer refuses to expand mjperson's reply.

The only one I did not know the correct answer to was the farther/further dichotomy.
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On August 7th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC), psychohist replied:
I unscreened it, so you should be able to read it now if you'd like. Since it's been a week, probably everyone who is going to had taken the test by now.

If you don't remember the question in question, I think the choices were "while", "awhile", "a while", and "all of the above". I think both Mike and I thought the first and third were correct and picked one of them rather than picking "all of the above".
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