Life is so much better not diagramming sentences

6 Jan

I know I’m supposed to be writing out to the blogosphere, but I want to take this opportunity to thank my English teacher, Ms. Dell.

Thank you for not making us diagram sentences. I was kind of surprised when you told the whole class that it was one of the concerns mentioned in our responses to what we were hoping to get out of Freshman English. I mean, I know I shouldn’t have been surprised—you did ask us—it’s just that I guess I didn’t think you would really consider acting on what you read. No offense to you personally, but usually teachers ask you to write stuff just to see if you can write, and then they correct your punctuation and your spelling. But you actually read my entry for meaning, as if I had something to say.

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