Monday, January 28, 2013

Folk Magazine Blog Challenge #4

If it is Monday it is time to do the Folk Magazine Blogging Challenge.....

FOLK Magazine

According to their website this week's challenge is

IN THE NEAR FUTURE, WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST?

This is a bit hard to narrow down to just one thing.  At this time of year , when winter is heavily upon us I could easily say I am looking forward to spring.  However, I don't want my life passing by too quickly so I shouldn't say that.  And I don't really mind winter weather that much.  Good excuse to stay inside and do my quilting or reading or other indoor activities.
We have several trips planned and I look forward to them.  But since I am not really ready for them I can't say that. I can still just savor plans we are making.
I will say I am probably looking forward to the weather being a bit better so we can head out to some flea markets.  They are one of my husband's and my favorite activity together.  We managed to get to an indoor one this past weekend but have to say they are NOT the same thing!  A day out tramping through fields, searching out bargains, and generally enjoying each others company is definitely something to I can look forward to....  (even if means leaving a preposition at the end of sentence!)
Oh look, I didn't leave it at the end since I added the parenthetical statement...  LOL.

This is majorly off the topic but  I have always wondered about the statement that you should not leave a preposition at the end of a sentence.  Sometimes, when you try not to do that it sounds so stilted I think.  So I decided to see what I could find on the web about this  and here is a great little treatise on the subject.
Ending a sentence with a preposition.
Do they even teach this stuff in school anymore? I am sure if you are sending out tweets and text messages you don't worry about it.  But what if you are in ordinary conversation, do you have to rephrase a sentence to make it work properly.  Or just go with it....


So.... what do you think????

2 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

I'm sure they do still teach it in college prep english classes at the high school level. Bven with a college education, I am afraid I am just as guilty as the next guy when it comes to slipping on my grammar from time to time.
The last great outdoor vintage/antique sale I was at was years ago in Ontario. I'd love to go to the ones out in Oregon and Washington sometime.

Martha's Favorites said...

Please don't look at my grammer to closely. I love the tea cup you found. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Blessings, Martha