Hello. Back again with me Risa who recently loves to hyper-analyze somethings.
Today I’d like to share some of my thoughts concerning a common grammar abuse.
Why do I dare say it as common? A simple parameter, actually: I found ‘em a lot in people’s tweets (yes, im talking about Twitter) :p
On people’s tweets, I get to see a lot of sentences like this one below:
Finally! Im otw Jakarta!
otw: on the way
Dont you guys think that there’s something not right ’bout that sentence #1?
Compare sentence #1 above with this sentence #2 below:
Finally! Im otw home!
Now, this, is a right sentence. Probably people might have wrongly adapted sentence #2 to make believe the correctness sense of sentence #1.
I have been looking everywhere on the web to find the explanation for the reason to why sentence #1 is grammatically wrong, but couldn’t find any ^^’
All i know is on the way being a prepositional phrase + home being an adverb (or adjective?) is grammatically acceptable.
On the other hand, on the way being a prepositional phrase + Jakarta being a noun is rather unacceptable. Or is it acceptable all right? Or am i just imagining things? Or do you really think im wasting my time contemplating on stuffs like these? :ppp
Anyways, if anyone happened to come up with a more satisfying argument to my hippity-hoppity problem above, please do leave comments! Thankiess! x)