100-Word Challenge for Grown-Ups, Week #53

100-Word Challenge for Grown Ups

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.


18 responses to “100-Word Challenge for Grown-Ups, Week #53

    • Thank you, Susan. I had stopped doing the 100WCGU for a couple months, but I enjoy it so much I came back. I’ll be over to read yours after I am done with this. Which I am. 😎 Thanks again!

  1. All my grammar is self-taught. Reckon this must be about Lesson 39. And I’m only up to Lesson 20! So thank you for the lesson.

    • Hi, Wendy. Think of numbers like this — if you are talking about people, or other individual items, use many. If you are talking about quantity of something, use much. example: 10 rocks are too many. Their weight is too much. 😎

  2. Lovely. A number of people walked into the trap this week.

    Btw. Your entries in the linkylist do not work (I’ve noticed before). That’s because they come out incomplete, as “http://diabeticredemption.com/2012/08/07/100-word-chall…wn-ups-week-53/”. I don’t know how this happens, maybe you need to shorten your slug, e.g. to …/100wcgu-53, or enter the short link in the list.

    • Thanks — I am a little bit of a grammar and word usage harridan, and I don’t let that kind of opportunity go by. I am not combative when I read posts, though. Thanks for the visit and the comment!

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