Consultants: Training with Jane Griesdorf


Grammar Quiz!


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1. We produced a small number of automobiles this year.

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2. There were even fewer than last year.

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3. The serum had serious side effects.

4. The talk was based on the principle of virtual work.

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5. This report discusses how the eruption affected climate.

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6. The film complemented the program well.

7. Regardless, there is no such word as alright.

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8. His tie and shirt colours imply that he is colourblind.

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