Fun in Grammar

 

 DEGREES OF COMPARISON

Teacher: «Can you compare the word ‘bad’?»

Pupil: «Yes, of course, ‘bad’, ‘worse’, ‘dead’.»

 

PRONOUNS

Professor: «Name two pronouns.»

Student: «Who? Me?»

 

PAST TENSE

«Freddy, what’s the past tense of the verb ‘wake up’?»

«Sleep».

 

FUTURE TENSE

«What is the future tense of the verb ‘to marry’? the teacher asked. «Divorce», replied a student.

 

WHICH SENTENCE?

 A wife wished to file a divorce suit* against her husband. She was uncertain as to how to word her complaints: «My husband likes golf better than I,» or «My  husband likes golf better than me.» Which sentence may be the ground for divorce?

* to file a divorce suit  — зд. затеять бракоразводный процесс.

 

OBJECT

A young and pretty teacher of language told  a student: «Give me a sentence containing a direct object.»

«Teacher, you’re beautiful and charming.»

«And what is just the object* in that sentence?»

«To get a good mark.»

_______

* object  — зд. игра слов: дополнение/ цель

 

Ключевые слова: английская грамматика, английские анекдоты

 




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