Monday, May 30, 2011

I Know My Calculus; It Says You + Me = Us.

Okay, so this isn’t about relationships.  That was just a catchy hook to draw you in.  (Molly has a boyfriend?  What??  Holy Christmas tree, IS THAT A PIG FLYING OVER MY HOUSE??)  It also isn’t about calculus.  But it is about school.  I’ve gone back!  This one is for realsies; it’s not like that time that I faked you out by saying that I was going to grad school to get a Library Science degree.  It is just as nerdy, though.  It may even be slightly nerdier (more nerdy?).  I’m getting an Editing Certificate from NYU.  This is so that I can become a copyeditor, and thereby combine the two things that I love most into one career: reading books, and pointing out people’s mistakes. 

The commute into the city twice a week is a drag, but the work involves all kinds of super fun things like dangling modifiers, the correct usage of personal pronouns, and classes like Grammar Intensive: Mastering Style and Sentence Structure (which makes the nerd receptors in my brain go all tingly in a pleasantly dorky fashion). 

Unfortunately, I’m still super lame when it comes to conclusions in my writing, so I’m going to leave you with the extra credit question from my grammar homework this week.  It is deceptively tricky.  I dare you to answer it- I did.  Here it is:

Think of a word that can be a noun, an adjective, AND the present progressive tense of a verb.  For each of the three parts of speech, write a sentence in which the word functions in that role.

Booyah.  

3 comments:

Lah @ Lazy Girl Reads said...

Present progressive? As in I am eating?!? Shiz. Gotta think about it.

And OMG CONGRATS ON SCHOOL. I love correcting people and OMG that picture that you have there is so funny!!!

Now I'm afraid to type anything to you!

Molly said...

Don't be afraid to type; I have yet to learn all the rules! And thanks, I'm super-excited :)

Molly said...

Oh, and yeah, "I am eating" would be the present progressive.