Tag: Obscure Grammar

  • Garden Path Sentences

    Garden Path Sentences

    Illusory sentences that lead you down the “garden path”. A Garden Path Sentence is a grammatically correct sentence that starts in such a manner as to confuse the reader on some aspect of the sentence. “Garden path” refers to the saying “to be led down [or up] the garden path”, meaning to be deceived, tricked,…

  • Adverbial Sentences, Phrases, and Clauses

    Adverbial Sentences, Phrases, and Clauses

    Adverbial Sentences Adverbial Sentences are sentences that start with an adverb. This may seem easy to understand at a first glance. After all, starting sentences with adverbs is something we do all the time! Take a look at these two sentences: The first sentence places emphasis on the action of creeping up the stairs.  The…