Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Grammar Cat #72: Rainy Day Cat

Can you help this cat? Think about how to improve the English and then click "Show Correct Cat" to see a corrected version. There are some English notes at the bottom; if you have a question that is not answered there, leave a comment!

IT NEVR REINS = It never rains
Reins are what you use to guide a horse. Rain is what comes down from the sky. Oh, and don't forget: kings reign over their kingdoms.

BUT IT POORZ - but it pours.
The word pour is what you do with liquids. The word poor is the opposite of rich. And don't forget the final period.

This famous English saying means that you never had just one problem (i.e. it never just rains a little bit). Instead, you have lots of problems all at once (i.e. lots of rain comes pouring down from the skies).

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