Is the following sentence grammatically correct? Is it awkward or sounds you good?
This evening he did an oral test and an auditory test of English.
- busterwasmycatLv 74 weeks agoFavourite answer
he took a test, is what we normally would say. Not usually something a person does, but rather something a person takes. Oral implies that the test was both talking and listening, so you would not have to say that there was a listening part. Auditory does not mean listening, so you would never say "auditory" when you mean listening comprehension. Auditory testing is a hearing test, a test of you ear functioning. Auditory refers to the functional use of sounds. Not really speech-specific in any way.
If the testing was first in speaking, and then in listening comprehension, then that is what you would say.
- John PLv 74 weeks ago
"This evening he has done an oral and a listening test in English." I use the 'has done' form because the tests must have been done no longer than a couple of hours before somebody said that sentence, if it is 'this' evening.
Another form would be: "...he has taken an...."
Very rarely do you see 'auditory' used except in technical areas. Certainly in 70 years in Britain and Australia I have never heard anybody say 'auditory'.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
This evening he did the English oral and auditory test.
It's my assumption.
- CaninesLv 54 weeks ago
This evening he took both an English speaking and listening test.
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- JakeLv 44 weeks ago
I would add the word BOTH after the first an though I'm not certain that's right.