by Terri Ferran
Terri writes. [Sentence pattern 1 (s-v)]
Terri is overwhelmed. [Sentence pattern 2 (s-v-sc)}
Terri eats chocolate. [Sentence pattern 3 (s-v-do)]
Terri gives the teacher her assignment. [Sentence pattern 4 (s-v-io-do)]
Terri hopes the teacher is merciful. [Sentence pattern 5 (s-v-do-oc)]
What is she blathering about, you ask? I have been overcome and overwhelmed by my final semester of college. I’m almost there—I will soon have a BS that means something other than bull stuff!
The thing that really proved to me that I am now a writer is this—I deliberately took English 1120 – English Fundamentals (translated as grammar) as an ELECTIVE. That means I took it voluntarily and paid for the privilege!
I aren’t what I used ta be!
So writing for pleasure has gone on hold for a semester; but, hopefully, I’ll emerge from the heavy load a little bit properer than I was J. Here’s to teaching this old dog some new tricks.