Nov 21, 2011
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Category: Language, z - Arts & Culture
A sentence fragment into a bar.
I don’t get the sentence fragment into a bar one…call me stupid ha..can someone explain..i know what a sentence fragment is though.
A complete sentence must have a subject and verb. A sentence fragment is a statement that is presented as a sentence but lacks subject, verb, or both. “A sentence fragment into a bar” lacks a verb.
A group of homophones wok inn two a bar.
+1 Nice one.
Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all day. Be sure to tip your server.
You could’ve done “barre” too :P
I see no gerund in the phrase “drinking to drink.”
Drinking to drink is a bad reason for a gerund and an infinitive to walk into a bar.
“Drinking” is the gerund.
Participle and an infinitive?
‘Drinking’ is a gerund. It takes the form of a present tense verb within the clause but that clause is used as a noun in the sentence.
A bad spellcheck job walks into a bra.
damn, you’re good.
A pronoun antecedent doesn’t walk into it.
So, an aposiopesis walks into a——but I’d best not mention that here.
A drinking participle and infinitive walk into a bar to drink.
A split infinitive walks into a bar and asks to first see the menu.
A subjugated verb walked into a bar. Wild no longer but needs stitches.
After being released on parole, a period went to a bar to mark the end of his sentence.
Well done, Bruce.
; but upon being re-incarcerated for parole violation, he changed his name to semicolon.
A pleonasm walked into a pub bar.
We won’t even discuss the paralipsis that walked into a bar.
A spoonerism balks into a war, dras a link, then heaves.
An ellipsis walks onto the end of a sentence…
An ellipsis walks into a…
Yoda; a bar, walked into.
I em dashed into the bar next to the station to have a drink—and break my train of thought.
Too many “fools”, keeps following this thread!
A synoynm ambles into a pub.
Joe Subjunctive said that if he were old enough to drink, he’d walk into a bar.
A lost apostrophe walk’s into a bar….
How can I see all the comments? I can only see the first 20 and when I looked at this the other day there were some really good ones way back there.
A parenthesis ( ) walks into a bar…
Actually, that should be a parenthesis ( walks into a bar. Parenthesis is singular. So it should be “Parentheses walk bowlegged () into a bar …”
An attachment ambiguity walks into a bar with a strange woman …
An intensive pronoun herself walked into a bar.
A conjunctive adverb walked into the bar; however, he didn’t stay.
Falling slowly, softly falling, the chiasmus collapsed to the bar floor.
A passive voice was not heard at the bar
An infinitive intended to quickly drink ten beers, but got sick and began to unfortuately split up all over the bar.
A double negative didn’t not walk into a bar.
Several indefinite pronouns walked into a bar; a few stayed.
Two well-dressed verbs swaggered into a bar, caroused with the locals, tangoed on the tables, but still couldn’t get any action.
A hyperbole totally ripped into this bar and destroyed everything.
don’t know if mentioned:
an adverb walks proudly and gracefully into a bar.
A dangling preposition found a bar and walked in.
A run on sentence walks into a bar it is thirsty
To whom. :D
Two homphones walked in to a bar.
A third joined them, too.
A passive verb walked into a bar and met a participle adjective. He was drunk.
I think number 7 is incorrect. Aren’t drink and leave ambitransitive? “He drinks water” is an example of drink being transitive and “she leaves town” is an example of leave being transitive. In fact, now that I think of it, sit is ambitranisitive too, as in “students sit the exam”.
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