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    Learn English > English lessons & exercises > Writer's sufferings > Stats updated every 4 hours
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    Exercise "Writer's sufferings", created by lunatik (a free exercise to learn English):
    Results of the 1 141 people who have taken this test:
    Average mark: 58.5 / 100 Share


    Latest member with a 100/100 (perfect mark): ploplo / SWITZERLAND, on Sunday 10 March - 16:16:
    "Thanks a lot for the exercise!!"


    They got a perfect mark


    Stats (870 candidates)
    Question 1 passed: 51.6 %
    … He was * determined to go on at any cost, to write, let the result be what it would.

    Question 2 passed: 70.2 %
    His will *.

    Question 3 passed: 61.7 %
    Sometimes the three hours' labour of a morning * in half a dozen lines,

    Question 4 passed: 50.3 %
    corrected into *. His brain would not work ;

    Question 5 passed: 67.2 %
    he could not * the simplest synonyms ;

    Question 6 passed: 76.3 %
    intolerable * of composition drove him mad.

    Question 7 passed: 83.9 %
    He would write a * beginning thus : “She took a book with a look of … “ ;

    Question 8 passed: 43.3 %
    or thus : “a revision of his decision would have made him an object of *.”

    Question 9 passed: 38.6 %
    All this in spite of the fact his former books had been * good in style.

    Question 10 passed: 43.9 %
    He had an appreciation of shapely prose which made him * himself for the kind of stuff he was now turning out.

    Question 11 passed: 66.4 %
    “I can't help it ; it must go on ; the time is *.” …


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