Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Grammar Police.....knocking on my door

If I wasn't laughing so hard you may hear the Grammar Police pounding on my door.  But, alas, my jolly outburst has been heard throughout the neighborhood.

Today's Daily Grammar review worksheet had the question....

The three articles are ______, ______, and _____.

OK, so for all of you grammar gurus out there.....the answer is a, an, and the.

Well, if you are an 11 year old boy who retreats into his darkened hiding fort when his teacher (Moi!) says it's time for grammar then this may be your answer.....

Sports, News, and Cartoons

Yes, my dear I left my son to complete his worksheet this was his best answer.  When I burst out laughing and he asked me why, I pointed out his answer.  He could not, for the life of him, see why I was laughing.  When I explained it to him he just said....

"Whoever wrote this needs to say what they mean! 
Articles are in the newspaper, too, so my answer is right!"

Could I argue with him?  Yes, it was a grammar lesson so one would assume that the answer that was being sought would be related to grammar and not journalism.  But, well, you know what they say about assuming...

I'm always asking Matthew to think outside of the box and he has taken my advice!  He thought outside of the grammar box, right where he would like to be.  Unfortunately, learning proper grammar is a necessary evil.  At least Grandpa thinks so...

1 comment:

  1. I'm following you, now ;)

    Loved your post about grammar! Too funny :P