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Why did Sally sell seashells on the seashore when anyone could easily just pick them up right there?

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Please check out Mary Anning.

The sea shells were dinosaur bones. She started making money finding them when she found a ichthyosaur at 12 years old. She found the first plesiosaur.

By the time she died, at the age of 47, she had received a lifetime annuity from the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

"She sells sea shells by the sea shore." was written by Terry Sullivan in the late nineteenth century with her in mind.

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Sally sold seashells at the seashore, she sold me seven seashells she had a store.

I grew up being told she does, so I have to believe it's so. I just don't know which seashore.

She sells seashells on the seashell shore. The seashells she sells are seashore shells, Of that I'm sure.

She sells seashells by the sea shore

Alliteration is the repetition of one consonant.Example: Sally sells seashells by the seashore.

Sally was selling seashells by the seashore when you can just pick them up, because she would have a monopoly of all the seashells if she collected all the seashells on that particular seashore, and therefore could sell sea shells by the sea shore. The answer above is a good one, but I have always wondered why she wouldn't take the shells farther inland, so people wouldn't ask the question you asked. Because she sucks at business.

Sally sold seashells by the seashore. Annie argued with animosity. Bill bought a barrel of bread.

Pied pipper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Sally picks seashells by the seashore.

This isn't so much a question as it is a statement. However, if you were enquiring who 'She' is then according to the rhyme Sally is the person who sells seashells by the seashore. If you meant this as an incredulous remark about Sally's career choice then I am afraid that there is no answer to this as, like I said, it isn't a question.

Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers Sally sells seashells by the seashore

1).- All of them2).- However many she had 3).- Sally sold 4,835,256 seashells by the seashore. (Either she's good, or she sold them all cheaply, or for free.)4).- Sun-bonneted Sally swiftly and surely sold sixty-six thousand six hundred sixty-six spicy, saucy, sausage-scented seashells by the sizzlingly sun-soaked seashore shortly before sunset, in packets of seven silly-shaped stainless steel saucepans with sixteen stupendously sumptous, sexy sizzling sisters sauntering around suggestively in their skimpy strapless swimsuits!

Terry Sullivan's 1908 tongue twister, "She sells seashells," according to P. J. McCartney in Henry de la Beche (1978), is based on Mary Anning's life as a English fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologistShe sells seashells on the seashoreThe shells she sells are seashells, I'm sureSo if she sells seashells on the seashoreThen I'm sure she sells seashore shells.There is no mention of how many shells "she" sells. If we wanted, we could make up a suitable line, such as:She sells seventy shells to see at the seashore;She sells her seventy seashore shells from the sea.

Alliteration is the repeating of the first letter of a word. For example, "Sally sells seashells by the seashore" is an alliteration using the letter "s".

The noun 'seashore' is a singular, common, concrete, compound noun; a word for a thing.

A sound that is repeated is referred to as an echo. This generally happens in a cavern or valley, where the sound bounces from a far surface and comes back. When sounds are repeated in writing, it's called alliteration. For instance, "Sally sold seashells by the seashore".

It doesn't mean anything, it is just a fun tongue-twister.

The nouns in the sentence are:Sally, proper noun, the name of a person; subject of the sentence (a proper noun is always capitalized);seashore, common, compound noun; object of the preposition 'along';shells, common, plural noun; object of the preposition 'for'.

Sally sold me a fragile seashell down by the seashore. This seashell is from a mollusk that was prevalent during the Cretaceous Period.

1. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. 2. See Sally sell seashells by the seashore. 3. Around the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran. 4. The pleasant prince pleaded for peace. 5. Big bees buzz by Bob's bushes. 6. My Monkey Might Find Milk

Alliteration is when multiple words in a row start with the same letter and sound, like Sally sells seashells, or beautiful buzzing bees.

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Each stressed syllable must start with the same consonant sound. 1. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. 2. See Sally sell seashells by the seashore. 3. Around the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran. 4. The pleasant prince pleaded for peace. 5. Big bees buzz by Bob's bushes.

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