It’s the Simple Things … Posted on February 9, 2015 by Maggie Beck 3 [… complete the sentence] (And yes, I know “It’s” is incorrect grammar. I chose to go with the idiom – an English teacher’s prerogative.) Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
It’s the simple things that open the heart. Lovely photograph, Maggie. Why is it’s for it is wrong grammar, by the way, I thought that was OK?
Yikes! ‘Send’ was hit by accident, before morning coffee!
The answer is that ‘is’ is singular, and ‘things’ is plural. A correct sentence would be something like: some of the things in life that are most pleasing ARE [they are].
You can take the teacher out of the classroom, but not the classroom out of the teacher
Gotcha – I didn’t pick that up at all! But if it feels all right then maybe it is all right. I do have pet hates – for instance when someone says the phenomena/criteria is, because it’s posh-sounding but just plain wrong. However, when my Mum picked up my son for saying “them things” I just told her that was how it was expressed in Sunderland….