Today, a student asked me a question during computer time.
He had 3 phrases written on his paper:
nothing lasts forever
He said, “Teacher… last?”
I’d never thought about it before. I let him know that all of his sentences were correct; “last” just has many meanings. I asked him why he asked – was it a question from the computer? He said he was just thinking about it. Pretty insightful!
While he went back to his normal computer time work, I looked up “last” on Merriam-Webster’s website. I discovered 23 entries, though 17 are phrases involving the word “last,” i.e. “at last.” Isn’t it funny what seems unremarkable until you start thinking about it?