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Comments on: Punctuation & attitude http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/11/09/punctuation-attitude/ "A man needn't go far to find a subject, if he's ready with his salt-box."--Uncle Pumblechook Wed, 14 May 2014 19:32:14 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 By: jbj http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/11/09/punctuation-attitude/comment-page-1/#comment-19084 Mon, 10 Nov 2008 20:46:24 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/11/09/punctuation-attitude/#comment-19084 I 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!

By: dance http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/11/09/punctuation-attitude/comment-page-1/#comment-19083 Mon, 10 Nov 2008 20:43:51 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2008/11/09/punctuation-attitude/#comment-19083 The 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.