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Translating Textspeak (Grades 11-12)

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Translating Textspeak

"Ima get me a glass of water."

The sentence above contains which errors?
  1. Incorrect capitalization
  2. Use of slang
  3. Incorrect pronoun use
  4. Both b and c
In the sentence "Ima get me a glass of water," the word "ima" would be written as what in Standard American English?
  1. I am going to
  2. I am gonna
  3. I am
  4. I'm
In the sentence "Ima get me a glass of water," the word "me" should be written as what in Standard American English?
  1. I
  2. myself
  3. you
  4. mine
"ILNY, it's a gr8 plc."

In Standard American English, the sentence above translates as:
  1. ILNY, it's a gr8 place.
  2. I love New York, it's a great place.
  3. I love new york, it's a great place.
  4. I love New York, its a great place.
"ILNY, It's a gr8 plce."

What is one rule the sentence above follows?
  1. Proper capitalization
  2. Proper use of an apostrophe
  3. Proper use of abbreviations
  4. Proper removal of nouns
"Really?! OMG what from?" fails to recognize which rules of Standard American English?
  1. Incorrect use of acronyms
  2. Incorrect end punctuation
  3. Ending a sentence with a preposition
  4. Both b and c
"This is gonna be a loooooong day."

In the sentence above, why does the author use multiple Os in the word "long"?
  1. To add emphasis to the sentence
  2. To fill in extra space
  3. To add a bit of humor
  4. To unstick the O key
"Next to my neighbors house"

In the sentence above, what does the author fail to include?
  1. An apostrophe in neighbors
  2. A subject and a verb
  3. End punctuation
  4. All of the above
"Someone stole ur TV."

In the sentence above, using Standard American English, "ur" should be replaced by:
  1. you are
  2. your
  3. you're
  4. you r
Which feature of most text messaging software most negatively effects Standard American English?
  1. QWERTY keyboards
  2. autocorrect
  3. character limits
  4. saved messages

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