Username Post: The Grammar Gurus
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    In response to PDRNC

  • PDRNC Said:
My sixth-grader had a mad-libs-type worksheet to do. As per the instructions, he did not read the story beforehand and filled in the blanks for noun, adjective, etc. Two were marked wrong, because they didn't 'make sense' in the context of the story. I wrote a very polite note to the teacher stating that the whole point of mad-libs is to create a silly story, not to 'make sense.' He had each blank filled out correctly. I also pointed out the instructions to not read the story beforehand. She never fixed the grade. I'm still annoyed about it. Yes, it is the same teacher who wrote 'time flys.'

Unless, for example, he wrote a noun instead of an adjective, how can a mad-lib be wrong?!

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