Exercise: A paragraph

The prompt:

Write a paragraph, on any subject, in any genre. One restriction: every word has to begin with the letter A.

Once the groans have settled down they get to work. After a few minutes I give them a break and we compile some word lists.

Nouns: aardvark, atom, alien, Amy, Ahmed, alligator …

Verbs: assert, affirm, anger, angle, aim, am, are …

Adjectives, adverbs …

Prepositions: about, after, at, above

Conjunctions: and, although

Articles: a, an

Some material to work with. And you wouldn’t believe the things Andy Aardvark gets up to as amorous aliens advance assertively.

A silly prompt I remembered from a high school English class. And a not too bad entry to parts of speech.

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