We may as well laugh at English grammar…it’s THAT ridiculous!

Grammar in the English language is so ridiculous that we may as well laugh at it – it helps make up for the irritation of getting it wrong.

We may as well laugh at English grammar...it's THAT ridiculous!

True in my case. But it’s my job. Well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it…


Here are a few more examples to give us all a smile and a chuckle … enjoy.

English grammar jokes – except they’re not jokes: they’re true

The past, the present and the future walked into a bar. It was tense.

What do you call Santa’s little helpers? Subordinate Clauses.

Good grammar is like personal hygiene – you can ignore it if you want, but don’t be surprised when people draw their own conclusions.

I before E … except when your foreign neighbour Keith receives eight counterfeit beige sleighs from feisty caffeinated weightlifters. Weird.

Irony is when someone writes “your an idiot.”

Alot” is not a word. You don’t say “acampsite,” “abanana,” or “alambchop,” do you?

Every time you use an apostrophe to make a plural, a kitten dies. Don’t do it.

All the faith he had had had had no effect on his life. (yes, it’s correct.) If you find it ridiculous, try it with a non-essential comma:
All the faith he had had, had had no effect on his life.

And yes again, English can be weird. It can be understood through tough thorough thought, though.

Grammar is the difference between knowing your sh*t, and knowing you’re sh*t.

When I was a kid my English teacher looked at me and said, “name two pronouns.” I replied, “who, me?

My therapist told me that a great way to let go of your anger is to write letters to people you hate and then burn them. I did that and I feel much better but I am wondering, do I keep the letters?

And the ultimate of English language ridiculousness…

She told him that she loved him.

Now place the word “only” in each of the gaps in turn and see how things change…

She only told him that she loved him

She told only him that she loved him

She told him only that she loved him

She told him that only she loved him

She told him that she only loved him

She told him that she loved only him

Still laughing? Good. Because with English grammar if you don’t laugh, you’d cry.

What are your particular pain points with English grammar? Please share!

 

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