Today’s blog entry
“Thank you very much!”
(Thanks to Pinterest)
The first blog entry was posted April 6, 2007 and, aside from some periodic vacation time, I have posted almost every weekday since that time. I am proud of the longevity of my crusade. The rub is that there is no end in sight.
Well, guess what, writers and television and radio personalities and politicians who abuse the English language on a regular basis! I am not going away and I will get you!
As I used to say when I taught: “Keep your head up in the hallway!”
Here is a couple of words that might give you pause if you want to use them.
Define “persuade”. What part of speech is it?
Define “convince”. What part of speech is it?
Create sentences using “persuade” and “convince”. Be sure those sentences show the slightly different meaning of each word.
MY GRAMMAR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
Identify the author of the following piece of wisdom.
“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”
The word for today is “erudition”.
What part of speech is “erudition”?
Define “erudition” and list three synonyms for the word.
What is the antonym of “erudition”?
Create a sentence that clearly demonstrates the meaning of “erudition”.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!