On Friday my elementary-level students and I did a quick English grammar review. We asked and answered questions such as “where are you from?” “what’s your name?” “do you like chocolate?” “is he Japanese?” “where were you born?” and so on. Typical review questions.
But the answer to this particular one, coupled with the initially baffled look on my student’s face, almost made me die laughing:
I asked: “How old is Margaret?”
My student replied: “She’s old.”