- Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:48 pm
It's where you start a sentence with an adverb.
Instead of "Gavin shat his pants recklessly" you write "Recklessly, Gavin shat his pants".
Comments from my Facebook where I posted that article:
"The current primary grammar curriculum is silly, regrettably. And that's a rear ended adverb..."
"I suppose it’s nice to know these terms, but I had a grammar school education, with good GCE English passes, and subsequently spent 34-plus years in publishing, in various editorial positions. I seem, as a result, to have attained a deeper knowledge and understanding of grammar and usage than most subeditors in mainstream print and broadcast media. Yet I still would have difficulty explaining fronted adverbials and the like."
"I have a degree in the development and usage of English, and I'd never heard of it. The way that topics are introduced into the National Curriculum encourages intellectual showing off and willy waving - music topics for which there are no recordings, obscure history and so on. No educationist input..."
"I used to run creative writing groups for kids up to age 16. We always asked teachers to send us the crazy kids, not the ones who wrote what teacher wanted them to write. The ones with ideas.
This just sucks the joy out of self-expression and writing."
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.