I was also thwarted by i.e. and e.g. I could kick myself, because my first instinct was right. Bah....at least I learned something. The they're, their, there kinds of questions were easy. I wish they would have thrown in a couple of too, to questions. The misuse of "too" and "to" is a pet peeve of mine.
Which makes it all the more disturbing when you see how many people get this stuff wrong.
Agreed. I suppose I can understand why some people would not understand/know the difference between "e.g." and "i.e.," (i.e. standing for "id est," as in "that is/being" and "e.g." standing for "exempli gratia" which means "for example") if they don't regularly use Latin phrases/usage, but still...most of those questions were otherwise primary school level. This simply points out that nobody--nobody, "Grammer Guroo" or otherwise--should exempt themselves from professional proofreading and editing! And before some lunkhead comes along and says something vapid, no, we don't provide those services, I'm simply encouraging all authors, of whatever ilk (self-pubbed, Indy-pubbed, trade-pubbed, artisanal-pubbed, etc.) to use proofreaders at a minimum. However, all that aside:
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