Re: As little to do with school as the costumes at a circus
This is very strange. Costumes do belong in a circus. To say they have as "little to do with" something that DOES belong seems to imply that they do belong. But that doesn't seem to be what the person meant.
Maybe you are right and the person meant "Their clothing belonged in a school as much as circus costumes." (Since circus costumes don't belong in a school, these clothes don't either.)
Last edited by emsr2d2; 30-Dec-2012 at 17:36.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.