I read, and I laughed, and then inspired by Alan Wright’s SOL16 Day 20 post, I took out my dictionary and wrote.
It was in the time of the year when trees are about to leaf that he came home on leave. We talked and I asked if I could leaf through the pages of the contract. Now, I’ve determined that the contract leaves much to be desired. So, I am seeking leave to change it before he leaves town again. Perhaps all of this will be over before the leaves turn color and fall.
We added a shelf to my son’s bookcase, making a total of three shelves on which he can shelve his journals. But because the foundation of our old house shelves a bit to the east, his journals slid to the floor. One opened to a page about the scandal of the player who claimed he did not shelf the team captain.
My sister-in-law has always called me a word nerd.
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Loved it! I say stuff like this to my fourth graders and they sit and look at me. I guess I may be a bit of a word nerd as well. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
You are welcome. Nice to meet another word nerd! I’ve been known to give students a passage like this and have them mark the part of speech and simple definition for each usage. We always have a lot of fun. A few create their own. It’s all our homophones, homographs, multiple meaning words that also change from one part of speech to another, and idioms that make it possible to do this in English.
LOVE! And I am so excited to have learned a new meaning for shelf. Word nerds are the best.
I enjoyed this! Great job with words!
Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.
Enjoyed your play with words.
Well done Alice! You have highlighted the notion of multiple meanings and shades of meaning while having some fun with wordplay. Excellent work fellow word nerd.
Thank you. It was fun!
Very clever and inspirational to play with words in your post. Impressed as I prepare to leave my iPhone now and pull my book from its shelf.
Thank you. Wondering if that book is a dictionary?