Chris Hopley wrote:
I'm posting this on behalf of a colleague. If you're a native speaker of English* and you're interested in helping out, you should contact her as indicated in the message below.
* As a defintion of 'native speaker of English', let's say that you enjoyed your entire secondary education (age 10-18 ) at an English-speaking school in an English-speaking country.
The test can be downloaded from this page: http://www.proz.com/home/23534/
. You should also indicate in the test what variety of English you speak (e.g. US, British, Australian, SA, etc.).
I am doing research on Universal Grammar for my thesis. For this research I need a large number of native speakers to do a small test. Therefore, I hope you will be so kind to fill in the attached test. There are only 9 items in the test so it will only take you about 10 minutes to fill in the form. You can send the form back by email to as an attachment.
Thank you very much,
Both sentences are wrong in #9, which undercuts the credibility of the research a bit. They should say "whom", nor "who".
[Edited at 2004-04-21 17:36]