The Friday Fives

1. What is one handy spelling tip you were taught that you still use today?

There is “A Rat” in “Separate.”

2. What’s that one thing in the grammar world you’ve never learned to do?

I have trouble understanding where to put double apostrophe’s when they follow a question mark or exclamation mark.

3. You have a gun held to your head and you have to spell a word correctly to save your life, what is one common word that would get you killed?

Weird – It’s weird you asked as I spelled this wrong about three times today.  The rule to remember – “Weird” is spelled weirdly.

4. Which English grammar rule  has helped you the most in your life?

Adding -ly makes and an adverb and adding -ing makes a verb into a gerund noun.

5. Do you recall a grammar rule you were taught in school is not in fact a grammar rule?

Ending a sentance with a preposition. A rule imposed by lazy middle school teachers who don’t trust their young learners with complex sentence structures.  In the words of recognized English language master, Sir Winston Churchill:  “This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put.”

One Reply to “The Friday Fives”

  1. 1) I before e, except when your foreign neighbor Keith receives eight counterfeit beige sleighs from feisty counterfeit weightlifting men. Weird I know.

    2) Possessive apostrophes at the end of plural words already ending in s.

    3) Protein. See answer one cuz fuck your rules.

    4) There is height and width but no heigth.

    5) two spaces after every period when typing.

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