A++ Saturday!

Hi! Welcome to A++ (Answer plus, plus) Saturday!

A++ is giving extra information in your responses to questions or comments. Here are three examples:

Question/Comment

Answer

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1) How are you?

Fine!

I went for a walk this morning.

I saw so many beautiful flowers!

2) That looks delicious.

It is!

I got it at the bakery near the station.

It was my first time to go to that bakery.

3) Can you play tennis?

No. I don’t really like sports.

I like reading!

Examples from this week are:

The story is gripping.

I’m caught up in it.

I’m absorbed in it.

I’m wrapped up in it.

The story is gripping.

A++ is giving the basic information and adding detail. Here are some ideas for how to think A++ for some of this week’s sentences. Pay attention the (+) (+).

A) Well, what’s the latest? (+) Have they found the plane yet? (+) This story is so gripping.

B) I’m caught up in it too. (+) One story I read talked about flammable cargo. (+) The plane was carrying 440 pounds of lithium ion batteries.

A) Flammable? (+) That’s not good. (+) That seems strange.

B) I’ll show you the article. (+) I don’t remember the details. (+) It sounded possible.

A) OK, thanks! (+) The first thing in the morning I check to see what is happening. (+) I’m so absorbed in it I feel like I don’t check anything else!

B) You, me and the rest of the world are wrapped up in it. (+) It’s very mysterious. (+)My thoughts are with everyone involved.

A) Mine too. (+) It can’t be easy. (+) Hey, show me the story you mentioned.
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Sincerely,

Katie

Twitter @kadlerenglish

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