Are you ready to kick off the work week with the third Grammar Snob Quickie Quiz? For those of you who were a bit thrown off by last week’s question, I promise today’s quiz is a little more grammatically traditional.
Here are the results of last week’s quiz:
The correct answer is “None of the above.” For a detailed explanation, please see the string of comments on the post. If you want the shortened version: octopuses, octopi, and octopods are all accepted by scientists as terms for more than one octopus. You will not find a scientist who accepts meese to mean more than one moose or bi to describe more than one bus, but you will find scientists that accept multiple terms for more than one octopus.
Now let’s get back to basics. Here’s this week’s question:
I love to try new things, which is why today marks the start of a weekly feature I have dubbed the “Grammar Snob Quickie Quiz.” Each Monday, I will post a single multiple-choice question that only a true grammar snob will be able to answer correctly.
“But why?” you might ask. (Did you?)
Although bashing poor grammar is my specialty, I’m a true believer in the saying “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” I can criticize poor grammar until the world ends, but I’d also prefer to do my part to help improve the quality of Average Joe’s grammar. Otherwise, what am I accomplishing?
So, below is the FIRST EVER Grammar Snob Quickie Quiz question. Good luck!