Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Where have the Adverbs Gone?

From the Hill we have:

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) speculated that Carter’s decision will mean future generations of women will be more equipped to meet standards without them being lowered. “Daughters raised today are going to be raised different than daughters 30 years ago,” he said. “When there’s a social cap or ceiling or limitation, that sort of gets absorbed by people and they don’t even focus on what they might be able to do.

Now  I can hear Sister Rosita telling us to mind our adjectives and adverbs. The Trivium, Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric. But what has happened to grammar? The good Senator should have said "raised differently"; how were they raised?, adverb, differently.

Strange in this case since his wife worked form me some 40 years ago, Anne Holton, and her grammar was perfect.

Where is Sister Rosita when we need her now?

Oh and by the way; it is "on" State Island and not "in". Only worms are "in" Staten Island, and some ground hogs, Happy Ground Hog Day.