This fascinating video uses this technique to show us how English sounds to people who dont speak the language- it sounds like korting bax shop it makes sense because the structure is the same as what were used to, but because the words would never be found.
How can houses get married?The bounds of proper English are virtually endlesstest them in your writing today!The letter combination -ough has nine possible pronunciations in English (depending on regional dialect and this delightful sentence contains them all: uff, oh, auh, ow, uh, oo, off, and uhp.With just a simple change in punctuation, the entire meaning of the sentence was changed in an instant.The first possible combination asks if the Fresh Prince is going to take up forging armor as a hobby, while the second one affirms.The author of a 19th century grammar guide lamented the fact that one could "run to great excess" in the use of ing participles "without violating any rule of our common grammars and constructed this sentence to prove.Rapaport in 1972, this notorious sentence plays on reduced relative clauses, different part-of-speech readings of the same word, and center embedding.The fun thing about this sentence is that complex, houses, and married can all serve as different parts of speech.But as strange as this sentence might sound, it is actually grammatically correct.Make a garden path sentence.The head carver has a reputation to uphold.
How he got into my pajamas Ill never know.
Reduced relative clauses let us say, "the speech given this morning" instead of "the speech that was given this morning" or, in this case "the horse raced past the barn" instead of "the horse that was raced past the barn.".
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