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Can you beat a primary school pupil at a grammar test?
We assume that you love words, and that probably means you love books. It’s time to put that love to the test: can you complete the titles of these novels?
How good is your Australian English?
Do you know American English expressions? If you're not from the US, we predict you'll struggle...
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"When the imagination sleeps, words are emptied of their meaning."