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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:18:29 -0500
Many years ago, back when I was in elementary school, diagramming sentences was a basic staple of every English or writing class.
The idea is actually quite simple...(image)
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:56:50 -0500
Research shows that the average person writes 40,000 words each year.
Writers, students and teachers write far than that. In fact...
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:36:08 -0500
The English language absorbs words and terms from every other language, and lots of sub-cultures, vocations and technologies.
But what happens when a word loses its meaning or its context?
Words establish their meanings from events or...(image)
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 22:31:44 -0500
If you are a writer or a teacher of writing, take a look at this website. It is a index of writing and publishing resources that you can use whether you are an experienced writer or...(image)
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:32:19 -0500
Learning and using English can be tricky. Here is a short quiz to test how well you...(image)
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:58:06 -0500
I know many people who have left their native country and language behind and established themselves...(image)
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:07:22 -0500
Everyone loves a good story. We all have our favorite movie, TV series and song. But do any of us recognize...(image)
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:22:16 -0500
The English language is filled with words from other languages. According to many linguists...(image)
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:31:57 -0500
Our use of language, vocabulary and grammar in particular, reveal much about us; our education, our class and our place of origin. But did you ever imagine that it also reveals our...(image)
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:21:42 -0500
I have to admit that accents have always been a mystery to me. I live on the West Coast of North America where most of us have what is called a 'flat' accent.
Supposedly news anchors of national news broadcasting stations spend time here to...(image)
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:52:55 -0500
Learning a new language vocabulary and grammar is difficult enough, but most new English language learners are exposed, not by their misuse of words or how to put them together in a sentence but by...(image)
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:38:11 -0500
In the English language, words come from just about anywhere; technical jargon, international contact and sometimes misunderstanding or...(image)
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:04:11 -0500
Using slang or derogatory words as an individual is one thing, but when a public organization, like a sports team, makes a public statement by their name...(image)
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:02:14 -0500
The English language has 15 punctuation marks. Some are simple and direct, while some are thoroughly...(image)
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:14:54 -0500
There are great books and there are books that are not really worth your time.
The problem, however, is to figure out which books are worth reading and which aren't.
The only way to do this is to....(image)