Mighty Red Pen

May 19, 2009

Perhaps a time-out is in order?

Filed under: Grammar goddess — mighty red pen @ 6:07 pm
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“The Naughty Preposition”
Morris Bishop

I lately lost a preposition:
It hid, I thought, beneath my chair.
And angrily I cried: “Perdition!
Up from out of in under there!”

Correctness is my vade mecum,
And straggling phrases I abhor;
And yet I wondered: “What should he come
Up from out of in under for?”

Hat tip to Blue Pencil Editing.

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the hat tip, MRP!

    Comment by Blue Pencil Editing — June 11, 2009 @ 2:09 pm | Reply


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