Pencil would be fine as well.

Fill in the blank grammar test (student response in italics):

“Write a colon with a pen when writing the time.”

 

EDIT: This was an open note test, where the proper answer was “between the hour and minutes”.

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3 thoughts on “Pencil would be fine as well.

  1. Was there some context or previous exposure to this sentence that I’m missing? I’m not sure what you *are* supposed to put there. “Write a colon when writing the time” is grammatically valid all by itself, even. And what grammatical rule are you testing?

    • Added a bit of detail to the post. Basically, I meant to ask where in the time a colon should be placed. Seeing as how it was an open note test, “with a pen” certainly wasn’t an acceptable answer! Thank you for your comment.

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