Tuesday July 17, 2012
By OH TEIK THEAM
Here are some fun couplets!
The English teacher said, “Always make the right choice./ In nine out of ten cases, use the active voice.”
“You are loved by me,” he said to her./ She said, “The active voice I prefer!”
She wrote: “The blind, young man sang a beautiful song.”/ Her teacher said: “The comma makes the sentence wrong.”
The answer to a question in a pop quiz:/ Consonant and vowel describe what Y is. Alright is alwrong./ All right is on song.
An example of a word used as a plural noun is scissors./ A few more words that come to mind include jeans, culottes and trousers.
Raising his hands in a victory dance,/ Slim Chance says, “I’m better than Fat Chance!”
Two not-so-common collective nouns:/ A knot of toads; a pratfall of clowns.
Every piece of writing will read nice/ If the writer drafts it at least twice.
A pun is a verbal clown;/ It may well erase a frown.
> After retiring from handling numbers at the bank, the writer now moves to new writing ‘destinations’ using GPS (grammar, punctuation, style).