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Is this grammatically correct?

My friend and I are making a parody of Muppet Treasure Island's song "Professional Pirate" and we are stuck on a line. We think it's awkward and grammatically incorrect, but we aren't sure.

"I could have been a athlete

But I just was way too smart"

Any help?

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  • Silent
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    No, it is not correct.

    The first line should be: "I could have been an athlete". In English, the word "a" is used before a word that starts with a consonant sound, and "an" is used before a word that starts with a vowel sound. "Athlete" starts with a vowel sound.

    The second line would sound much better if the words "just" and "was" were reversed, though it is technically correct as it is.

  • 1 decade ago

    I could have been an athlete but I was just not too smart.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    it sounds good but you could put a better word for smart like wise and don`t capitalize the B but.

  • 1 decade ago

    I could have been an athlete,

    But I have two left feet.

  • 1 decade ago

    "I could have been a athlete

    But I just was too effete."

    Hope that helped.

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