Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
Finally, I recall that back in the late 1970's, it was rather common for my middle-school buddies and I to say that something we disliked was "gay." Until this moment, I thought that this locution had fallen out of use; apparently I was wrong. I would like to point out to you that saying that something bad is "gay" is likely to offend people; perhaps even your next potential boss. It's not nice and it's not OK at JavaRanch, so let's not say that anymore, please.
Originally posted by Bert Bates:
In addition to what Ernest said, we're pretty clear in the book that "Choose all that apply." is a phrase we use in our mocks to make them tougher, but in the real exam you will ALWAYS be told how many answers are correct.
In general, you should never select answers like E and G unless you can see a specific error that will occur. If you're just thinking that an error may occur (but you're not sure), look carefully, and if you can't find a specific error that you're sure about, then you should probably not select the "error occurs" answer.
Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
[Jim]: In general, you should never select answers like E and G unless you can see a specific error that will occur.
OK, I will add: Unless, obviously, the question asks you which answers are NOT possible. (Which is the opposite of the usual type of question.) If you have no good reason to think that an error will occur, your answer should probably be that an error will not occur. You have to read the question to determine how to answer it correctly. One of the points of this question is that questions on the real exam sometimes use words like "NOT" (cleverly hidden with capital letters ), and it's the test taker's responsibility to read the question and interpret it correctly.