Friday, July 1, 2016
The grammar topic of the day was commonly confused words.
As someone who spends time reading self-published novels, I am way too familiar with the wrong word being used. Well, even just on the internet. Blogs. You know what I'm talking about, I'm sure.
So, I dove into the topic with gusto.
When it was it's/its turn, I explained when to know when to use the contraction. And one boy wondered about labor contractions...
Then, out of nowhere (well, not to his mind), someone else wondered why we have C. I agreed that it could probably be done away with. That he wasn't the first to question it. And that other letters had been dropped from the alphabet. (I mentioned ampersand and thorn.)
It was a weird sort of lesson. You'd think that going over the difference between loose and lose wouldn't generate such questions, but then again, it was Friday.
Capital/capitol brought out why we call them uppercase and lowercase letters.
Peace/piece brought out where the peace symbol comes from.
I spend way too much time reading random articles on the internet.