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14 February 2012

Just another night at the Grammar Bar

A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.

A dangling modifier walks into a bar. After finishing a drink, the bartender asks it to leave.

A question mark walks into a bar?

Two quotation marks “walk into” a bar.

A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to drink.

The bar was walked into by the passive voice.

Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They drink. They leave.

The past, present, and future walk into a bar. It was tense.


  1. Hang on a minute, 'to drink' isn't an intransitive verb. But on this one occasion I won't let perfect grammar get in the way of a good story!

  2. It is not an inevitably intransitive verb - it can take a direct object. But it is an intransitive verb in the example above - it has no direct object.