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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Grammar via Text
Let's talk about something a little less heavy, like learning about apostrophes and contractions by text messaging. :)
Last month Josh's friend "Bob" moved to another town. Earlier while we were driving-
Josh- Hey Mom, I want to talk to Bob. Can I send his mom a text to ask if he can talk on the phone?
Me- Sure. Here you go. (handing over phone)
J- (figuring out how to send a text...typing typing) How do you make one of those top commas?
M- That's called an apostrophe. And I'm not sure without looking at the phone. What are you trying to type?
J- I want to say "Hi, it's Josh."
M- You could say "it is" instead.
J- Well that doesn't sound right. I'll say "Hi, this is Josh." instead.
M- Okie dokie.
J- (typing typing) UGH!!! I need to use an apostrophe again!
M- What are you trying to say now?
M- You could type out "I will".
M- Do you see how sometimes when you're using an apostrophe you're combining two words together to make one?
J- Oh, yeah...
M- The apostrophe is like the place holder for the letters you leave out. Words that are combined like that are called contractions.
J- Hmm, neat.
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