Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Exactly how I felt when I got my grade


I'm still shocked and ashamed that I couldn't identify
a past perfect participial gerund phrase used as an adverb.

14 comments:

rick c said...

You couldn't identify THAT? Why young lady that is so simple I'm going to let my chauffeur answer that.

The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit said...

I have no idea what the bloody things are called, nor does it make the least bit of difference to my ability to use them correctly. Now that I've actually gone and looked up what the heck a "past perfect participial gerund phrase" is, I shall do my best to forget it.

Which is not to say that it's not an ideal exercise for the younger generation, of course. :P

J Bogan said...

Frankly, it sounds like the things I say after hitting a finger with a hammer...

Donnie McCollor said...

...congratulations!...academics is like baseball...whether you circle the bases with the ball still rising over the center field stands...or if you slide into home plate inches ahead of the throw...counts just the same...

Mike Roberts said...

This post made my head hurt. I can't imagine the exam.

pigpen51 said...

You just reminded me why I hated English class. Sentence diagrams. They said, of course you will need it someday. Fucking liars, the bunch of them. I took Greek in college, for one semester, and they said, if you had sentence diagramming down, it would be of great help. Bible college fucking liars. The only thing that I can see sentence diagrams useful for is so that Bubba knows when he is due to get out of prison. That is about the only sentence that a diagram might be useful for.

Anonymous said...

You should be ashamed ma'am, but who followed the participial gerund (that some kind of varmi't ?) around before it became imperfect ? That is what I want to know !!

Anonymous said...

just escape with a passing grade and then get out into a job situation where you can use the USEFUL information that you already know...proud of YOU,Wise Angel One!


vaquero viejo

Anonymous said...

Did you pass? Did you get the credits? Nothing else really matters.

Granny said...

Please stop beating yourself up about a score that doesn't reflect your intelligence or your sense of humor.

rickn8or said...

" I'm still shocked and ashamed that I couldn't identify a past perfect participial gerund phrase used as an adverb."

Two thoughts:

(1) Has such a thing appeared in the writings of P.J. O'Rourke or Ann Coulter?

(2) Fucking Stevie Ray Vaughan missed a note here and there...

pigpen51, roger that; the last time I diagrammed a sentence, new Camaros had vent windows.

Ogrrre said...

Do past perfect participal gerunds taste like chicken? If not, they're useless, and you don't need to be able to identify them.

Kyle Miller said...

Still puts you in the 99th percentile.

Yes, we are still watching you. No matter how infrequent your posts. :-)

Reg T said...

A man raised in Boston grew up loving the local fish known as scrod. When he finished college, he got a job requiring travel which took him all over the world, but he was never able to find the time to go home and dine on his favorite meal.

Finally, years later, he was able to return to Boston. He was practically salivating, "jonesing" for his favorite seafood dinner. Getting into a cab at Logan International, he asked the cabbie, "Say, can you tell me where I can get scrod?"

"Sure," the cabbie replied. "But that's the first time I've ever been asked in the pluperfect subjunctive."