Crazing Sounding Sentences
Try and understand the meaning of these sentences without going crazy.
1. All the love he had had had had no effect on the outcome of his life.
This is a grammatically correct sentence where we have two past perfects running back to back.
All the love he had had had had no effect on the outcome of his life.
2. BUFFALO BUFFALO BUFFALO BUFFALO BUFFALOS
This is a play on words where buffalo mean:
Buffalo-= the city of Buffalo in the US
To buffalo= intimidate
Buffalo= adjective of verb to buffalo
Therefore, the meaning is: The bison from Buffalo intimidate other bison from Buffalo.
3. A woman without her man is nothing.
This is a fun one! The meaning can change with punctuation. Look at the difference between these two sentences:
“A woman, without her man, is nothing.”
“A woman: without her, man is nothing.”
4. The old man the boats
Find the verb in this sentence and you will discover the meaning!
5. The complex houses married and single soldiers and their families.
Here is another sentence where identifying the verb is crucial!
The main verb is houses so this sentence means –“ the housing complex is home to single soldiers and their families”
6. Read rhymes with lead, and read rhymes with lead, but read and lead don’t rhyme, and neither do read and lead.
Tip- look at the different pronunciations of read and lead
/ri:/ rhymes with /li:d/, /red/ rhymes with /led/, but /ri:d/ and /led/ don’t rhyme, and neither do /red/ and /li:d/.
Isn’t English fun!
7. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
This is a strange sentence called a pangram, which is the shortest sentence you can make using all the letters of the alphabet! Good job!