Paula Koneazny: Grammar Lessons

8. Maintain consistency in tense except when in a state of urgency:

I might consider the bull elephant sealís 2 Ĺ tons an imposition, if it werenít for the elegance of his life at sea.

Hundreds of black-headed, white-bodied murres crowded up against one another, bringing to mind the French word for wall.

Juvenile chickadees browse for new berries. How will they select a prizewinner?

More has its satisfactions but is not as dazzling an experience as new.

Who knew that deer crouch to defecate?

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