What’s wrong with me, doctor?

You know something about yourself, when you start picking on language in an industrial-grade English test. Taking IELTS today, I was presented with the following gem: “You’ll be invited for an interview, when carefully designed <examination techniques> are used“. (IELTS is what they use to assess foreigners’ English proficiency in Australia, similar to TOEFL in US) There’ve been few other cases which made me doubt what language I was being tested for, but this one is the most clear.

Now I feel vaguely proud and superior, but also not sure what it makes me: a grammar nazi or a watchful citizen?

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