AUSTIN, Texas — A new study shows that Texas ranks 42nd in the country when it comes to grammar and writing.

Education company, No-Red-Ink said 21 percent of Texas students can identify vagueness in writing, compared to the national average of 35 percent.

The study also found only 77 percent of students can correctly identify whether a statement is a fact and opinion, but less than 58 percent can detect whether those opinions are undefendable, indisputable, or worthy of debate. Only 72 percent of students in Texas can recognize wordiness, but less than 35 percent can correct it.

However, No-Red-Ink said Texans do hold great skills in placing hyphens.

The company surveyed 3 million U.S. students between grades 5 and 12.