Thursday, May 8, 2008

Grammer lessins pleeze?

Today as I was driving past Autumn's school I noticed that their billboard said,

Our carnival was a great success
Thanks to everyone who came out

Aside from ending a sentence with a preposition (heaven forbid!) -- Everyone's "coming out" at the school carnival. Well. Must've been an interesting carnival.

Maybe it's a southern thing (the grammar usage I mean, not the coming out...).


  1. Rae said...
    HAHA!! Awesome.
    Leah Marie said...
    Good think you're homeschooling next year.
    The Trevor said...
    I fancy myself to be both a Southerner and a scholar, so maybe I can shed some light on the subject.

    While many of us see a preposition at the end of a sentence as a bad thing (mainly because of the clumsy way it sounds when spoken, or the fact that most style guides say you should avoid it (though that trend has been changing of late.)) Many times (mostly in inquiries) it is perfectly OK to use a preposition at the end of a sentence.

    "What did you step on?"

    If you wanted to be so insistent on not using them at the end, you would have to say...

    "On what did you step?"

    Come on, who talks like that? Who writes like that?

    I'll agree it's a bad habit to get into, but it is not always wrong. The way it was written on the school billboard is certainly questionable at best.

    If you couldn't tell, I'm really bored at work today and have a lot of time on my hands.
    Jean said...
    Sounds like an interesting event!!

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