I love analyzing my native language, American English, and helping non-native speakers make sense of it. I've been doing this for fun with friends who speak English as a second language for nearly 30 years. I would like to first thank A.D., C.F. and E.A., and now P.G., for inspiring me to finally write this stuff down!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
A 'school-night' is a night when there is school the next day. Sunday-Thursday are school-nights.
-Mom, can I watch tv?
-No, sweetie, it's a school-night! Time to take your bath!