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"A man needn't go far to find a subject, if he's ready with his salt-box."--Uncle PumblechookWed, 14 May 2014 19:32:14 +0000hourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4By: jbj
Mon, 10 Nov 2008 20:46:24 +0000http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/11/09/punctuation-attitude/#comment-19084I have a colleague who frequently asks students to name the first verb in Paradise Lost. You’d be surprised how many non-verb words get thrown out as suggestions!
Mon, 10 Nov 2008 20:43:51 +0000http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/11/09/punctuation-attitude/#comment-19083The other day I got to make an impassioned argument that involved the phrase “grammatical heart of the sentence” and ask my students “what is the subject of this sentence?” I stopped before I got to subordinate clause, sadly. Possibly just as well as I am hardly sure what a subordinate clause is.