For Katie's Language Arts lessons, we've been covering adjective phrases, adverb phrases, adjective clauses, adverb clauses - you know, things that you'll use all the time as an adult. If I had a quarter for every time I'd been stopped on the street and asked whether or not a sentence contained phrases or clauses and if so, what type of phrases or clauses they were, I'd be a rich woman today.
And if only someone would offer me money to diagram said sentences, well...... thank goodness I have all this knowledge in my head, I'm sure it will come in very handy one of these days.
Anyway, Katie has been having trouble remembering the difference between clauses and phrases.
I was trying to come up with a silly image to help her remember the difference. "Just imagine Santa Clause talking. When Santa CLAUSE speaks, he always uses subjects and verbs!"
Katie looked at me like was crazy and said, "Ho Ho Ho has a subject and verb?"