grammar

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Painting With Phrases

a: Grammar ~
b: painting

What: "If you've ever tried to do a painting, you know that the best results don't come from picking up a paint brush and directly painting the finished image. A good painting starts off with a sketch, which then turns into a more detailed sketch, and then maybe transferring that sketch onto the canvas. Then you paint in some color for the background, then some background details, then the foreground, and so on"

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Writer: Aaron Knight
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Date: Sep 12 2011 6:13 PM


Grammar Is Like A Pattern

a: Grammar ~
b: a pattern

What: "Grammar is like a pattern upon which we hang our ideas. Teaching grammar for me is all about pattern recognition. If students can see the patterns, they can adapt them to fit various situations."

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Writer: Kloran FM
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Sep 12 2011 6:16 PM


Grammar Is Like Calculus

a: Grammar ~
b: calculus

What: "Grammar is like calculus for Liberal Arts majors."

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Writer: cmcdonie
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Date: Sep 12 2011 6:17 PM


Grammar Is Like A Character From Princess Diaries

a: Grammar ~
b: the character in The Princess Diaries

What: "Grammar is like the character in The Princess Diaries. She is a hidden beauty, hidden by her lack of style. It just needs to be presented in a way so that other people can see its fun and beauty."

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Writer: Mignon Fogarty
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Date: Sep 12 2011 6:25 PM


Grammar Is Like An Dictator

a: Grammar ~
b: an aging, ailing dictator

What: "Grammar is like an aging, ailing dictator, still desperately clinging on to power whilst its edifices crumble all around it. Rumours about its state and nature abound, pretenders to its throne whisper conspiratorially in dark corners and a coup is feared at any moment."

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Writer: Hugh Dellar
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Sep 12 2011 6:26 PM


Grammar Is Like Sex

a: Grammar ~
b: sex

What: "Grammar is like sex in that it's a shame to waste it on the young. You have to be a grownup to appreciate it."

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Writer: Val Dumond
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Sep 12 2011 6:28 PM


Grammar Is Like K-y Jelly

a: Grammar ~
b: K-Y Jelly

What: "Grammar is like K-Y Jelly - when used correctly, everyone benefits."

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Writer: Gail Marie
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Sep 12 2011 6:37 PM


Grammar Is Like Cutting A Cake

a: Grammar ~
b: cutting a cake

What: "To use a culinary comparison, grammar is like cutting a cake - there are many different ways of breaking up a sentence. Because grammar is such a wide ranging topic, we will only look at one way of slicing the cake and will cover others in a future newsletter."

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Writer: Erena Fussell
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Sep 12 2011 6:38 PM


Grammar Is Like Fashion

a: Grammar ~
b: fashion

What: "The subjunctive. we hardly ever use it - it is a very OLD form of English grammar! Grammar is like fashion - it goes out of style and we don't use it now!"

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Writer: Ronnie
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Date: Sep 12 2011 6:41 PM


Grammar is like music theory

a: Grammar ~
b: music theory

What: "When comparing a language to music, reading music is like reading a language. Grammar is like music theory--a lot of good music has been written by people who never studied species counterpoint, have never heard of Schenkerian analysis, and cannot read figured bass. Like grammar, music theory was developed to analyze "good" music more than as an aid in composition."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Sep 12 2011 6:45 PM


Bad Grammar Is Like Brown M&m's

a: Bad grammar ~
b: brown M&Mís

What: "Bad grammar is like brown M&M's for your marketing. It makes you look sloppy, and it's a red flag about your professionalism."

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Writer: Ellen Stuart
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Date: Sep 12 2011 6:14 PM



a: Grammar of a sentence ~
b: a sexual act

What: "What I'm saying is that the grammar of a sentence is like a sexual act." The linked page contains a discussion, somewhat logical, that connects the two.

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Writer: Dirk E. Oldman
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Date: Oct 16 2013 9:58 AM



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