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English Quiz

English Quiz

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Look at these real mistakes from people learning to speak English. Try to understand what they accidentally ACTUALLY said, and alsowhat they were TRYING to say.
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1.
MY SISTER EXPLODED IN THE MICROWAVE WITH A POTATO!~This sentence actually means:A. ? My sister put a potato in the microwave and themicrowave exploded into many pieces.B. ? My sister put a potato in the microwave and the potatoexploded into many pieces.
C. ? My sister exploded into many pieces while she wasin the microwave with a potato.
D. ? My sister put a microwave into a potato which thenexploded.
2.
MY SISTER EXPLODED IN THE MICROWAVE WITH A POTATO!~What do you think they were TRYING to say?A. ? My sister put a potato in the microwave and themicrowave exploded into many pieces.
B. ? My sister put a potato in the microwave and thepotato exploded into many pieces.
C. ? My sister exploded into many pieces while she was in themicrowave with a potato.D. ? My sister put a microwave into a potato which thenexploded.
3.
SHOULD I HAVE RESERVATIONS ABOUT THAT RESTAURANT?~This sentence ACTUALLY means:A. ? Should I reserve a place to build my restaurant?B. ? Do I need to call and make reservations to eat at thatrestaurant?
C. ? Should I have serious concerns about eating atthat restaurant?
D. ? Do I need a restaurant in order to eat?
4.
SHOULD I HAVE RESERVATIONS ABOUT THAT RESTAURANT?~What do you think they were TRYING to say?A. ? Should I reserve a place to build my restaurant?
B. ? Do I need to call and make reservations to eat atthat restaurant?
C. ? Should I have serious concerns about eating at thatrestaurant?D. ? Do I need a restaurant in order to eat?
 
5.
MY LEG HAS BEEN BREAKING FOR THREE WEEKS.~This sentence ACTUALLY means:A. ? My leg has been broken for three weeks.B. ? My leg broke me for three weeks.
C. ? My leg started breaking three weeks ago, and it isstill in the process of breaking.
D. ? My leg breaks every three weeks.
6.
MY LEG HAS BEEN BREAKING FOR THREE WEEKS.~What do you think they were TRYING to say?
A. ? My leg has been broken for three weeks.
B. ? My leg broke me for three weeks.C. ? My leg started breaking three weeks ago, and it is still inthe process of breaking.D. ? My leg breaks every three weeks.
7.
NEXT, PUT THE CABBAGES IN SALT WATER. THEN SIT IN THE SINK UNTIL THE MORNING.~This sentence ACTUALLY means:A. ? You should put your sink into salt water and then keepadding cabbages until the morning.B. ? You should put the cabbages in the ocean and then letthem sink until the morning.C. ? You should put the cabbages in salt water and then youshould leave them there in the sink until the morning.
D. ? You should put the cabbages in salt water andthen you should sit in the sink and stay there until themorning.
8.
NEXT, PUT THE CABBAGES IN SALT WATER. THEN SIT IN THE SINK UNTIL THE MORNING.What do you think they were TRYING to say?A. ? You should put your sink into salt water and then keepadding cabbages until the morning.B. ? You should put the cabbages in the ocean and then letthem sink until the morning.
C. ? You should put the cabbages in salt water and letthem soak in the sink until the morning.
D. ? You should put the cabbages in salt water and then youshould sit in the sink and stay there until the morning.
 
9.
MY FATHER IS A HIGHLY RANK GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL.~This sentence ACTUALLY means:A. ? My father ranks government officials highly.
B. ? My father is a government official who smellsreally bad.
C. ? My father is high ranking government official.D. ? My father is ranking high government officials.
10.
MY FATHER IS A HIGHLY RANK GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL.~What do you athink they were TRYING to say?A. ? My father ranks government officials highly.B. ? My father is a government official who smells really bad.
C. ? My father is a high ranking government official.
D. ? My father is ranking high government officials.
11.
MY HEART IS POUNDING ME SO HARD!~This sentence ACTUALLY means:A. ? My heart is beating very fast and hard!B. ? It is hard for my heart to lose weight!
C. ? My heart is hitting me very hard!
D. ? My heart is hardly beating!
12.
MY HEART IS POUNDING ME SO HARD!~What do you think they were TRYING to say?
A. ? My heart is beating very fast and hard!
B. ? It is hard for my heart to lose weight!C. ? My heart is hitting me very hard!D. ? My heart is hardly beating!
13.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME TO PREVENT MY CHILDREN FROM NOTSMOKING.~This sentence ACTUALLY means:A. ? It is important to me to make sure my child does notbecome a cigarette.B. ? It is important to me to make sure my child never starts afire.
C. ? It is important to me to make sure my childsmokes cigarettes.
D. ? It is important to me to make sure my child doesn't eversmoke cigarettes.
14.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME TO PREVENT MY CHILDREN FROM NOTSMOKING.~What do you think they were TRYING to say?

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