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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Eric's Essay Question

If you were fighting in the war would you rather fly a plane or be part of the attack on the ground?


Maggie said...

I would rather fight in air because then i wouldn't have to face the front lines. Also, I think flying would be a more fun experience. But it is a long fall...

Quincy said...

I would rather fly a plane because you probably won't have as much chance of dying.

Brandon T. said...

I think it would depend on the job I was given on the ground. If my job was to shoot down the planes I would rather fight on land, but if I had to fight in the trenches I would rather fly a plain.

Sarah R. said...

I would rather fight in the air because it would be FUNNER :) and I wouldn't have to worry about poisonous gases (those are so gross! I wouldn't ever want to literally cough up my lungs!)

BritB said...

I would so rather fly a plane because i think it would be really scary to have to go and see the person dying that u shot or stabbed or however u killed them.

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