June 23rd, 2010

Salamanca

Logic vs. grammar

I teach English to Spanish adolescents at an after-school academy. Today is the last day of class, and here are some grammar points that bear repeating:

The past tense of want is not went.

The past tense of leave is not love.

The past tense of give is not gift.

The past tense of think is not thank.

The past tense of behave is not behad.

Still, those were reasonable guesses, kids. See you in September.

— Sue Burke