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    #1

    quiz

    I would like to know why the next passage is funny.


    My daughter's fifth grade class had been studying astronomy.
    One morning over breakfast she announced, "On Friday we're having a quiz on the moon." At once her little brother's eyes got big and he asked, "Are you gonna let her go, Mom?"


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    #2

    Re: quiz

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I would like to know why the next passage is funny.


    My daughter's fifth grade class had been studying astronomy.
    One morning over breakfast she announced, "On Friday we're having a quiz on the moon." At once her little brother's eyes got big and he asked, "Are you gonna let her go, Mom?"
    On can be used to refer to "place" and also to mean "relating to".

    The daughter obviously meant that the quiz related to the moon - it would be a quiz which asked questions about the moon (like a quiz on algerbra for instance). The brother then jokingly suggested that the quiz will be happening on the moon (on the moon's surface).

    This is my interpretation, but I am not a qualified teacher.


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    #3

    Re: quiz

    Well expressed - absolutely right [though I think the little brother really thought it was on the moon].

    Nice little joke

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