On the Mytholinguistic Significance of Butterflies—Mary Hadlitt-Lamb SpecGram Vol CLXXI, No 4 Contents It Was a Dark and Stormy Noun...—1987 Edition—The SpecGram Puzzle Elves™
Endless Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know
(because they aren’t actually true)

gathered at great personal risk of
psycholinguistic harm from actual student papers

by Madalena Cruz-Ferreira

This 48th collection of students’ pearls of wisdom, laboriously digitised from hand-written papers, demonstrates once again how students new to the study of language speculate about grammar after having imperfectly absorbed what their teachers think they have taught them.

Test QuestionGrammaticality

Explain why the sentence *Hers book is red is ungrammatical.

Answers

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On the Mytholinguistic Significance of ButterfliesMary Hadlitt-Lamb
It Was a Dark and Stormy Noun...1987 EditionThe SpecGram Puzzle Elves™
SpecGram Vol CLXXI, No 4 Contents