Two students, James and John were given a grammar test by their teacher. The question was, “is it better to use “had” or “had had” in this example sentence?”
The teacher collected the tests, and looked over their answers.
James, while John had had “had”, had had “had had.” “Had had” had had a better effect on the teacher.
welcome to the english language
do you realize that it takes 3 sheep to make one sweater???? amazing i didn’t even know they could knit
will you marry me = a marriage proposal
will, you, Mary, me = a foursome proposal
Will you, Mary me = Cavewoman Mary helps Will recover from his Amnesia
Will, you marry me. = Will’s time-traveling partner
And people keep trying to tell me that punctuation isn’t important
"this is LAX. If we don’t find them now, they will literally be at the four corners of the earth."
EW that was the absolute worst misuse of “literally” EVER.
Here’s the truth:
However, many grammar sticklers insist that “insure" is only acceptable when it means "to guarantee against financial loss or harm.” So, the argument goes, if the sentence doesn’t involve money or the protection of assets, “ensure” is the better word to use.
Since it doesn’t take a whole lot of work to write “insure” instead of “ensure,” it’s not a bad idea to make that distinction.
the amount of grammar errors and typos on my facebook news feed today is painful.