I'm trying to pace myself with posting my students' funny sentences, but the truth is that they are just too good to keep to myself. The following are laugh-out-louds, head scratchers, or just plain bad:
"David also worked very closely with Robert Moffat, who arrived a few weeks after him. He had a daughter named Mary and they were deeply in love. They got married on January 2, 1945; they had four boys, and a daughter who died on the mission field due to sickness."
Okay, besides the correct use of a semi-colon here, there is not much about this sentence that is good! Of course the daughter died, if the diction is to be trusted! My student commited the unforgivable crime of creating an incestuous relationship for unsuspecting missionary workers!
"These feelings were all about to be reversed in an event that would change his lives."
Hmmm...just for the record, exactly how many lives does this man have?
"According to The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Augustine was raised in a Christian atmospheric home."
Well, if The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy says it, it must be true!
And my personal favorite...
"Anyone can come out of the deepest depths and God's love reaches every corner of every bottom."