Hello Reader, Once again – my paper is fair game to say anything you want about it. Think the grammar is wrong? Okay! Let me know. Think a joke is lame. Okay too! Say so if that’s important to you. Like something? I know I'm awesome already, but you can let me know anyway. I won’t get mad no matter how critical the response is. Enjoy.
From last week to this week I'm not sure how much more information I've taken in. Since I last wrote about Dora and her learning experiences in the first grade and my better understanding of punctuation, I've been exposed to the introduction to syntax. We’re still fresh into learning about syntax and there is not much I can say about it yet. I had pre-existing knowledge of the different parts of a sentence and English’s use of subject, object, verb [my re-attempt at last week’s pattern].
I have a pretty good understanding of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. I also understand the importance of syntax. When I'm bored I constantly peruse the internet and many time stumble upon English grammar jokes of many kinds. One of the most notable of these usually fun little bits while some of the others are syntax based. One thing I've seen head to do with the mixing of letters I'm not sure if this exactly relates to syntax, but is still interesting to me. Here it is:
"Aoccdrnig to a rseearchr at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit any porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the haumn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe.”
Can you read it? Probably... Here is the translation
“According to a researcher at an English university, it doesn't matter in what order the letters in a word are, the only important thing is that the first and last letter be at the right place. The rest can be a total mess and you can still read it without any problem. This is because the human mind does not read every letter by itself but the word as a whole. Is it true? Absolutely not. Apparently there are patterns that the brain looks for in order to process anything that our senses perceive. This text has enough of the normal English word patterns to be recognizable.”
CHEERS TO THE GUY WHO MADE THIS, HE SHOULD GIVE HIMSELF A HAND [reflective pronoun]. By the way, Microsoft Word really loves that mixed up jumble. BETWEEN SYNTAX AND PUNCTUATION I'VE LEARNED A BIT ABOUT POSSESSIVE NOUNS AND PROPER NOUNS, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY THAT SYNTAX IS ONE COOL DUDE [personal pronoun object case]. Besides that, prepositions are the last thing we've started on and one thing which I'm still not completely sure about. I KEEP REMINDING MYSELF WHAT A PREPOSITION IS, BUT END UP FORGETTING AGAIN LATER ON [reflective pronoun], I GUESS WHEN PEOPLE TELL THEMSELVES THINGS REPEATEDLY TO REMEMBER THEM IT DOES NOT ALWAYS WORK [reflective pronoun].