I’ve received the prompt for today’s 100-Word Challenge for Grown-Ups, and it’s interesting, to say the least. I have taken the liberty of going back to the classroom where we talked about ending sentences with prepositions, so many months ago. Here’s the prompt:
… would seven prove to be too much? …..
The teacher’s students were looking out the window, dreaming of the end of class. To bring them back, he involved them in a little word puzzle.
- A woman was buying supplies for her daughter’s birthday party, and as she stood in front of the party hats, she thought, “…would seven prove to be too much?…”
The teacher stopped there, and asked if anyone knew the answer. Most said Yes, or No, but Jane said, “You asked if seven would be too much — I don’t know, but seven might be too many!” The teacher smiled a private smile — usually, the right answer took a lot longer to show up.