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tough road to hoe


One does not "hoe a road", you "hoe a row in the garden or field". Therefore is the expression not "tough row to hoe"?


Myself don’t want too hoe nothing actually. Its to hot outside.



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They don't even teach kids how to diagram sentences in school anymore.

That is mostly an American affection. They don't teach it in the English prep school system


I didn't realize diagramming sentences is no longer taught.
 
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I didn't realize diagramming sentences is no longer taught.
I started kindergarten in 1966 and never once diagrammed a sentence my entire time in school to my (English perfect) mother's surprise.



"If you’re a leader, you lead the way. Not just on the easy ones; you take the tough ones too…” – MAJ Richard D. Winters (1918-2011), E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil... Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel." - Isaiah 5:20,24
 
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Originally posted by medic15al:
I didn't realize diagramming sentences is no longer taught.
I started kindergarten in 1966 and never once diagrammed a sentence my entire time in school to my (English perfect) mother's surprise.

The last time I saw a sentence diagrammed was in 1967 in a public school (8th grade) in San Francisco. I had never seen the practice before




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