I haven’t posted any of the sentence gems from college placement exams since late 2011, so I thought it was high time to bring them back. (It’s nothing illegal–the students do not own the tests, never get them back, and the college shreds them, so it’s fine. There are also many sentence gems books already in print.)
Anyway, here are some of the latest. Some have nothing wrong grammatically but are amusing or puzzling nonetheless:
Some say it [the Holocaust] was a bad time for the people who were getting killed.
The girls were dancing in their hulasquirts.
We dated for about a year and a half and spent every single day together. We were joined at every section of our bodies.
President Carter had many meetings with the leaders of Egypt, Israel, Gordon, and Phalstine.
The smell of his cologne lingered in the air as if someone in a Febreze commercial was close by.
Life is hard whether we don’t think is not but in reality it is.
Everyone is entitled to their own problems.
People were riding donkeys and cowboy hats.
Not everyone lasts forever.
Thomas Jefferson invented the lightbulb.
Music will never die like a rat in a cat’s mouth.
When you read you can be transformed into a new world that’s beautiful.
Vomit stinks. Even from a pretty girl.
Voteing did not became illegal in some countrys for women yet but in the U.S. it has.
I never knew my father growing up, as do many bastard children these days.
Knitting is a lot like drinking a cool glass of water or reading a Stephen King suspense novel.
Harrison Ford discovered the first building blocks towards inventing the first operating automobile.
Graduation gave me a chance to regain my self-pity.