1 EAGLETON NOTES: Rain, Rain Go Away

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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Rain, Rain Go Away

Boy did it rain last night.  So this morning I incanted the old nursery rhyme:

Rain rain go away,
Come again another day.
Rain rain go to Baden
Little GB wants to garden.
Rain, rain, go to Spain,
Never show your face again!

 Sun_and_yellow_2

And the sun came out!

And I gardened (and washed the car).

And started three sentences with a conjunction.  Sorry Adrian.  Feeling guilty is just not enough of a deterrent!

 

4 comments:

  1. It is not usual to begin a sentence with a conjunction and some consider it a blemish so to begin. The practice of good writers, and of good speakers, gives, however, no support to the objections. And, after all, if your writing is to be a well-linked whole, there must be some way or other of carrying on the thought from one sentance to the next. One might contend, therefore, that the beginning of a sentence is a quite natural place for the conjunction.

    You say your life is sad? How sad is going on a conjunction mission?

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  2. And here's me thinking that an 'and' (as long as not used too often) is a perfectly ok thing to begin a sentence with.

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  3. And who says Adrian must be right about conjunctions? (Sorry, Adrian...)

    I'm more curious about 'incant' being used as a verb. But maybe that's what made it work, who knows. Glad you got to see the sun, anyway!

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  4. And Ive got used to it now. but doubt I'll make it a personal habit.

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