Friday, July 26, 2013

Interesting Writing Exercise: Correcting Tweets

At a school in Brazil, students studt English by correcting grammar and punctuation erros in cwelebrity tweets. Example:

Here, for instance, is Sylvestor
Stallone’s tweet: A great quarterback is only as strong as his team,Right?
The MAN need a stronger line, people!
Eight-year-old Theo, wisely ignoring
the elided space and unnecessary capitalization of Right, kindly directs
Mr. Stallone to use needs instead of need. Which may be what Mr.
Stallone intended; or it may be that he was trying to access a street At a
school in Brazil, students study English by correcting grammar and punctuation
errors in vernacular that has legitimacy in the appropriate setting but does
sound silly here, even coming from Rocky.  The same goes for Justin
Bieber’s That was a long bus ride. But we here, on which 9-year-old
Maria comments Watch out: it’s “we’re here” not “we here.”

You can read about it here.

(ljs)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/2013/07/interesting-writing-exercise-correcting-tweets.html

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