13 October 2007

It's Kangaroos All the Way Down

Recent in-class exercise in my Basic Writing textbook:

Add a simple sentence to each sentence below, then join the two simple sentences with a coordinating conjunction to create a compound sentence with proper punctuation. The first one has been done as an example.

One of the sentences in the exercise:

4. Kangaroos carry their young in pouches. _________

A favourite student's response to the exercise, complete with diagrams, corrections, and an illustration (by me):

"Kangaroos carry their young in pouches, but no one carries the kangaroos."

Best. Sentence. Ever.

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