Monday, September 24, 2012

Why I Shouldn't Be Allowed to Raise Children

My first grader is learning about the wide variety of nouns in our grammatical repertoire: common nouns, pronouns, proper nouns... and today, plural nouns. With that as your backdrop...

Bear:  There are special ways to make certain plural nouns.

Me:  Oh? Such as...?

Bear:  Well, if you have a baby and you want to make babies, you take away the y and add ies.

Me [what I really said]:  That's right!

Me [what I wanted to say]:  If you already have a baby and you want to make more babies, you should know that grammar has nothing to do with it.

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