Once in a while, as an English teacher and learner, I encounter certain errors in usage. It's not normal to hide your mirth when somebody says: I passed away in 2004" when the right sentence should be "I passed out in 2004".
Still, students are students. The inspiration for this article came from a test that I gave my students today. They were asked to write the meaning of the word "greasy" and use it in a sentence.
Well, they did and three of them put their heads together in spite of my strict vigilance. The result was a rare gem.The three answers went like this:
Ramu is a greasy man.
He is a greasy man.
Ravi is a greasy man.
How did all these guys become greasy? Well,I saw that one of them has written the meaning of greasy as " Helpful"!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
To err is human; but to laugh is natural!
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