Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Grammar Cat #84: Lounge 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!

IM = I'm
You need an apostrophe for the contraction: I + am = I'm

IN UR CHAIZE LOUNGE = in your chaise lounge,
You need a comma to coordinate the two parts of this sentence.

NOT CHASIN NOTHIN = not chasing anything.
Instead of a double negative (not-nothing), you need just one negative word (not). Plus, don't forget the final period.

And if you are wondering about that strange term in English - chaise lounge - you can read about the etymology at Etymonline.com. The term itself is a result of a misunderstanding of the French word longue with the English word lounge!

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