Sunday, March 6, 2016

Day 6: #SOL16- Sentences With Double Meanings


The Slice of Life Challenge is hosted by the inspirational writers of Two Writing Teachers. Each March, they invite people to join them in a commitment to write every day. Here's to another year of daily slicing!

I'm still celebrating National Grammar Day which was on March 4th--the only calendar day of the year that is also a command. I posted a slice about it yesterday. 

With grammar on my mind, I had a long drive with my daughter Julia, who is a high school senior. She was a captive audience for me, as I was trying to think of sentences that could have double meanings along the lines of March 4th/ march forth. Julia knows the classic missing comma example: Let's eat, Grandma/ Let's eat Grandma, so she caught on quickly. 

We came up with:
Will he read the whole book?/ Will, he read the whole book!
Mom is their dinner./ Mom, is there dinner?
Where are pants from my brother?/ Wear our pants from my brother!

If anyone could come up with more, please include double meaning sentences in the comments. I'm looking to build a collection!

Happy Sunday!


9 comments:

  1. Fun. I have a long drive ahead of me today. Now I know what I'll be doing.!

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  2. Melanie,
    Love the sentences you and Julia constructed. We have one we use with fluency about principals and teachers. It's close to this . . .
    "The principal," said the teacher, "is so devoted to the learning needs of the students."
    The principal said, "The teacher is so devoted to the learning needs of the students."

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  3. Melanie,
    Love the sentences you and Julia constructed. We have one we use with fluency about principals and teachers. It's close to this . . .
    "The principal," said the teacher, "is so devoted to the learning needs of the students."
    The principal said, "The teacher is so devoted to the learning needs of the students."

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  4. I love this, Melanie, and tried to write one. Here is one attempt:
    “Sad!” Marigold thought, about her drawings.
    Sad Marigold thought about her drawings.

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  5. This, Mom, is amazing!
    This mom is amazing!

    I'm sure you've seen the book Eats, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynne Truss.

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  6. These are lots of fun, Melanie. Have you heard of crash blossoms? Here's a link to an article that was in the NYTimes a few years ago: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/31/magazine/31FOB-onlanguage-t.html

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