|The Wall of Grammar, with a Part of Speech Block for Everyone|
This week has been tough on you non-Grammar types. Can you grit your teeth and sit through one more?
The Prude has these examples to prove that Grammar has Something for Everyone.
Terriers, who never listen to reason, will leap for the jugular of Rottweilers if they are tied with only a nonrestrictive clause.
Some people don’t eat enough fiber; they may end up with only a semicolon.
Almost anybody trying to get elected will be indefinite about whether somebody should be anti or pro nouns.
The Prude is a great fan of the Proper Noun.
The Prude’s Husband has been know to curse a noun and its concrete covering for hardening before he could smooth it.
That teenage couple is a little too demonstrative and somebody should tell them so this minute. Hand me that pry bar to separate them.
The Prude is tense in the present looking at spring catalogues knowing she will be future tense when she can’t hide beneath sweats anymore. In a delightful past perfect she hadn’t been tense to wear shorts.
-The Prude is usually in an indicative mood. She states facts. She offers opinions. Did you know she even asks questions in her indicative mood?
-Some days she is imperatively moody. She tosses orders and commands left and right,
Somebody better be listening.
-Then there are subjective mood moments, when she reflects that if only she had learned to (type, knit, ski, sew, cook, boss) folks may have taken her imperative moods seriously.
Lets give a nod to relative pronouns, or better yet, to actual relatives, who may nod back.
And finally, in a rare political statement, The Prude closes the week with the latest in Grammar styles here in her home state.
The Collective Noun.
The Collective Republicans are fighting the Collective Democrats (if they can find them)
The Collective Public Sphere and the Collective Private Sphere are trying to find common ground, most of it centered around the state capitol rest rooms.
And of course, most of the rhetoric centers on Collective Bargaining.
If you want to be cool this weekend, throw around the word ‘Collective’ a few times.
Grammar Week is finished! Have a positive- no, make that a superlative weekend!