from Changing Nature, book three of The Immortals Descendants series by April White:
"He spoke quietly, and it was in the kind of voice that shut everyone else up."
from The Beekeeper's Secret, by Josephine Moon:
"So many people taking time to think things through. It was as if life had hit the pause button and was waiting for each of them to choose the next scene to go to."
From Waging War, book four of The Immortals Descendants series by April White:
"...because that path led to insecurity, which hung out and drank tea with pointless things like jealousy on a regular basis."
Today's Thought: Grammar
Grammar, grammar, grammar.
Let's be clear from the beginning, I am not an English teacher.
In fact I'm not a teacher of any sort.
Although I did manage to teach my kids their colours and numbers before they started school, also left from right, and, most importantly, if they were going to throw their lunch sandwiches to the dog they should unwrap them first.
Dogs don't have opposable thumbs and can't undo gladwrap.
Getting back to grammar...it's a nit-picky thing which annoys the heck out of me:
People using "of" where they should be using "have" or "with"
should of = WRONG
could of = WRONG
would of = WRONG
had of = WRONG
bored of = WRONG
I know how this has happened.
In speech "should have, could have, would have", have all been abbreviated to should've, could've, would've which in turn sounds like "should of" etc and this is why people are now writing "should of" etc instead of "should have".
It's bugging me!
"Had of" is a little different. The original is "had to have", which became "had to've", then "had to of" and eventually became "had of".
And it's wrong.
Or if you prefer, it is wrong. (no abbreviations)
"Bored of" should be "bored with".
I have no idea how "bored of" came to be in use, but it is wrong.
Please change it.
Alright then, over to you.