A Guide to Typing Tests, Tapping Tests and Memrise Punctuation

How to Use This Guide

Below you can find details on Memrise punctuation and how it currently behaves. Each point will provide a description on how the punctuation works, and then an example of what you need to do to gain a correct answer (when answering a test.) This guide can be used by someone who wants more information on how to gain said correct answer, or by a course creator who want to structure their course correctly!

1. In courses, Commas (,) are sometimes used to separate words.

Example: “Salut, je m’appelle”
Translation: “Hi, my name is”

“Salut, je m’appelle" needs to be entered in full (including the comma) for it to be considered a correct answer.

2. Parentheses (brackets) allow you to add optional words. Anything in a parentheses is optional.

Example: “I love (Memrise)” >>> Both “I love” and “I love Memrise” will be accepted and considered correct answers.

3. Ellipses (...) are only required when they are placed in the middle of a sentence.


This means you will only receive an incorrect answer if the Ellipses has been placed in the middle of a sentence, and you have left it out. All other cases will be accepted, gaining you a correct answer.

4. in Tapping Tests, Semicolons and Slashes ( ; / ) allow you to change the order of words when answering a test, but no more than 4 words (4 words or less and the order of the word does not matter). In Typing Tests, Semicolons and Slashes give you the possibility of answering with 1 word to gain a correct answer.

Example: “Hi/Hey/Hello”

Tapping Tests: “Hey/Hello/Hi” is considered a correct answer (although they are in a different order) along with any other variations of those 3 words. This means you need to include all of the words, but regardless of order.

Typing Tests: Alongside the answers that would be accepted in Tapping Tests, Typing Tests will also accept “Hey”, “Hello” or “Hi” as standalone answers. Essentially as long as you answer with 1 of the options, then it will be marked as correct.

5. ¿¡Punctuation marks!? will be ignored when answering a test (unless the course has been marked strict by the course creator). There is no way to see if a course has been marked as strict.

Example: “¿qué pasa?” will be accepted with no punctuation. I.e. “que pasa” will be accepted as a correct answer.

6. Regarding Hyphens and Apostrophes, we do not take them into consideration during tests.

Example: “Mi-a j’ai” >>> “mia jai” will be considered a correct answer.

7. We don’t allow any other type of punctuation in answers.

Example: “Chocolate” >>> ”Chocol?!ate” will be marked as incorrect.

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