Learn to use these ten words: affluent, diligent, eternity, escalation, infuriating, liberation, misery, mutilate, paralysis, preoccupied
Your browser does not support the audio element. Politicians. Can’t live with ’em and can’t live without ’em. They’re the people we love to hate. President Obama recently made a statement in defense of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal in which she transferred top-secret, government data to her personal, non-secure email
Write a paragraph of coherent thought and try using these linking words to connect your sentences together.
Introduction Refs: 1. http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/if-versus-whether 2. http://www.grammar-monster.com/easily_confused/if_and_whether.htm 3. http://www.learn-english-today.com/lessons/lesson_contents/grammar/whether-if.html —————————————————————————————————- I was sitting at my desk and pondering whether or not I should write this article. After straddling the fence for a while, I suddenly thought, “What the heck! Why not!” If you are wondering whether you should learn to use
Ref: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/grammar/british-grammar/inversion Introduction Inversion happens when we invert (reverse or swap) the normal subject-verb order. Though this topic has been covered in other places in LEWWWP, I am including it here so I can find it easily and because I try to be more concise and succinct than other people.
Introduction Here is a quick lesson on indirect objects. The indirect object is a noun or pronoun that expresses to whom or for whom the verb action is done; however, the prepositions “to” or “for” are omitted in the sentence structure. When a sentence uses an indirect object, it must
listen to Slang Part 1 on Audioboo (right-click and open in a new window to listen while reading) Why am I writing about slang? You asked for it. You got it. Some of my students have asked me to talk about slang expressions used in American English. What is slang?
One student once told me about OSASCOMP. I had never heard of it before. In the US, we never learned this rule. We just learn by listening every second of every day. While I can tell you what the correct order should be for most three-or-four-adjective phrases, it is only
That description fits a friend of mine to a T. We must be sure to and dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s . He may be a man of letters, but he’d better mind his p’s and q’s around me. Who can explain these idioms?
(Ref: https://www.yahoo.com/news/middle-finger-salute-philippines-duterte-asks-eu-why-123057669.html ) Headline So the Philippines President gave a salute to the European Union (EU). That’s a good thing, right? What do you think? Some other idioms from this same article: A one-finger gesture A vulgar four-letter rebuke The EU is the latest high-profile recipient of a Duterte dressing-down
An Internet news article: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/01/sport/fire-thefts-olympic-village/index.html Can the students write some sample sentences using this idiom correctly in other contexts?
Why did this fitness club choose “Blue Moon” as part of their name? What does this idiom mean in relation to this advertisement?