Right-click this link and open in new tab to listen to audio recording while reading below Wise is an adjective that means intelligent or smart. The noun form is wisdom, and the adverb form is wisely. We generally think of wisdom as knowledge that is gained over time due to
Forget Twitter. What can you tell me in 7 or less characters (letters or numbers)? In the USA, by law every car must have a license plate (aka car tag) with a unique combination of numbers and or letters (aka tag number or license plate number). Most of these tag
“Some” is an interesting word. It is a non-specific way to refer to something that is specific but unknown to me at this moment! Here are some words for your examination: Someone or somebody Something Somehow Somewhere Someday Someone, somebody, something, somehow, somewhere, someday–these are treated as singular in form.
This is a quick topic that arose in one of my Write It Right discussions. I thought I would share it here. I used to work for a company called Westinghouse. It has a main headquarters (HQ) building in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The following scenario is set in (takes place in)
I posted this in one of Holly’s ‘Q of the Day’ discussions and thought I would capture it here as an Edutainment topic. ============================================= There are different English terms for those who transfer knowledge and skills to others: teachers, educators, instructors, professors, facilitators, coaches, guides. These terms have different connotations.
Irina asked me to post a lesson on possessive nouns. This lesson covers that and a little more. This information is a condensed and reorganized version of information found at this website. ====================================================== Articles, quantifiers, and determiners are certain types of words that precede (come before) and modify (describe) nouns.
Introduction to a New Grammar Structure “Me too.” and “Me either.” are short “sentences” that are an abbreviated way to say that what was just said also applies to me. The main difference is that “too” is used if the preceding verb is positive, and “either” is used if the
A student recently asked this question. Which is correct? There is an elevator and two stairways. There are an elevator and two stairways. Even Americans are often confused when “there” is used with a compound predicate. Though I could not find a definitive answer (perhaps Holly can help me here),
One student asked me to explain the difference between these two sentences: I saw a cat jump in the car. I saw a cat jumping in the car. In #1,the cat jumped one time only. (saw = simple past tense) In #2, the cat jumped many times (jumping = continuing
A student recently commented that he liked the pattern “too (adjective) a (noun)”, as in: Our eyes are too precious a gift to risk losing. This is saying the same thing as: Our eyes are a gift. They are too precious to risk losing. The pattern “too precious a gift”
Credits: Thanks to Jean for giving me the idea for this lesson. This lesson introduces a common grammar pattern that you may be unaware of. This pattern is (the more…the more…). The elegance of this pattern is that it is very concise. You can express a complicated relationship very simply.
Blackmatta asked for a discussion of the word “because”. Well, the squeaky wheel gets the oil, so here it is, BM! Because as a Conjunction Let’s begin by reviewing some basics. A conjunction is a word that joins two things. A clause is a group of words with a subject