Syntax is not so easy

Poor Andrew.

Yesterday’s Sentence Weaver lesson featured the distinction between:

Which circles are biggest?

and

Where are the biggest circles?

The answers were things like:

the circles in the middle [are biggest]

versus

the biggest circles [are in the middle]” 

He was not getting it at all.

Actually, I think he was getting one question & not the other, but I was too preoccupied trying to teach him what left-right-middle and top-bottom-middle meant to write down which question was which. 

Anyway, I could almost hear him thinking:

These are all the same words! 

What the hell?

Maybe I should be teaching him Latin instead. 

And see:
Syntax is not so easy
Looking at the same thing at the same time with Andrew
Looking at the same thing at the same time with Andrew, part 2

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