Thursday, May 13, 2010

Why grammar is important in conversations.

I was at a bookstore and I asked if I could peel off the plastic so that I could flip through the book. This is a fine example of why grammar is important even in conversational English.

Assistant > We've got special discount for dummies.

Me > I beg your pardon?

Assitant > Yea, if you need help, you can go to the counter.

Me > Oh. I do, do I?

Assistant > And you can check out the whole series of dummies on discount there.

Me > Ohhh...

For awhile I thought, how could they tell?

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