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With all the love you've been getting in the pics thread, I didn't think you needed anything! :P

j/k, although I am green with envy. :bagoverhead:

:lol:

Like you don't get your fair share...

but since you hate me....

Aww thanks Mandy!! I totally missed this thread until now.

For you- I was gonna get you someone to do all your homework till you graduate so you have one less thing to worry about but then I got to thinking you probably enjoy your homework :P sooo I think someone to take over your job till you graduate while continuing to hand over that paycheck is better!

:lol:

Thanks!

Now all I have to worry about is getting someone to clean the house!

(and yes...I do love my homework..)

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In that case, I'll send you all my English homework for Christmas. I have an assignment in that class everyday. English is my least favorite class this year. Last year it was great, the teacher for that class is a cool person. He's a Zep fan, too.

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Yeah...like I have time to do your homework. :lol:

I had to tell my best friend the same thing. :D

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Just thought I'd try. I barely have time to do my own homework. They like to pile it on in high school.

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I barely have time fo rmine, too. I'm excited that I have a few weeks to read stuff I want to read!

Funny thing though...among my reading pile is a grammar book! :lol:

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We were studying verbals. Like gerunds and stuff. I hate it.

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That is the stuff that I have to study because I don't remember any of it!

You have to study it really thoroughly when you're teaching it! :lol:

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I'm not good at English. When will I ever need to know how to tell a PN from a PA?

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I don't know.

I don't know what a PN is or a PA is...

:huh:

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Predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives. They're kind of like direct objects and indirect objects.

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wow

I've never seen that! I know (kind of) what a nominative is...but I just learned that modern English doesn't have nominatives...Old English does. At least that's why my linguistics teacher said.. :huh:

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My English teacher is an old english teacher. One of our worksheets talked about the recent break up of the Beatles.

A PA describes some and a PN can replace the subject. They sound easy but they're hard to indentify.

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I mean Old English as in OLD ENGLISH...Old English, Middle English, modern English.. :D

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Then maybe he teaches middle english. He teaches a lot of stuff that no one uses anymore.

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:lol:

Middle English ended in 1550. Your teacher teaches Modern English.

Middle English is what form of English Chaucer and Shakespeare wrote in.

:D

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:lol:

Middle English ended in 1550. Your teacher teaches Modern English.

Middle English is what form of English Chaucer and Shakespeare wrote in.

:D

Then I wonder why he teaches nominatives. See, this is why I don't like English, it's just too confusing.

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I'll do your homework! Got an A+ in both English Laguage and English Literature. :P

Edit: Too bad my typing is sloppy. :lol:

Edited by Bonham

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I'll do your homework! Got an A+ in both English Laguage and English Literature. :P

Edit: Too bad my typing is sloppy. :lol:

We still have nominatives (subject of sentence), we just don't tend to analyze English grammar using that term (or dative, accusative, genitive, etc.)--you see it more with Latin, Greek and German instruction, but rarely even French or Spanish. Also, Shakespeare (first play ca. 1580s, last ones ca. 1611) wrote in modern English.

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Well, I'm good at modern English, I normally speak with a blend of American English influence though. Which is missing some words in order to make the same meaning, for example:

Mod Eng - "Do you love her a lot?"

USA Eng - "You love her a lot?"

It's mainly due to the fact that I've had an American girlfriend to influence me for nearly 3 years. But I understand what you're saying Alison. I know some Olde English too. :D

Edited by Bonham

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Since we're on my least favorite subject that I am forced to teach. I'll add my $.02. English is a constantly evolving language. Now that is an aspect which I find interesting. Since I am relegated to teaching this with an English content teacher, I can focus on the trivial and meaningless details. Such as Bonham's example of blending his Mod Eng with the USA Eng. I prefer to analyze and abbreviate as much as I is allowable with these new mediums of texting, emailing and online chatting.

I would reduce:

Mod Eng - "Do you love her a lot?"

USA Eng - "You love her a lot?"

To

Luv her a lot? This is acceptable because the You and Do are implied. In addition the Love is shortened to a debased form of the verancular.

C dat English can be phun.

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I don't short hand things unless I'm texting. I just hate learning all the English stuff, I mean I can speak it so why does it matter if I diagram a sentence. They need to make kids read more. I am a freshman and I go to school with kids who are really smart but they're illiterate.

Edited by lzfan715

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