“So class, I want you to use the word Fascinate in a sentence, bearing in mind the meaning. Let’s start with you Suzy.”
Suzy thought about it for a while, then said “It was fascinating to see the circus last week.”
“Not bad Suzy, but you added to the word. I wanted you to use the word Fascinate not fascinating. But good try. Anyone else?”
Tommy raised his hand and after being acknowledged he said “I was fascinated with the tigers at the circus?” he answered reluctantly, not sure if he got it right.
“Getting there Tommy, but you still didn’t use the word I asked for.”
Big Boy raised his hand.
“Yes Big Boy.”
“Mi aunti fat an she have a shirt wid nine button.”
Puzzled the teacher asks “What does that mean?”
“Well,” he started, “She can only fassen-eight.”