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Chocolate, Poetry and Romance Vocabulary

  • February 14, 2011
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Chocolate, Poetry and Romance Vocabulary

St. Valentine’s Day is the time to send roses and chocolate candies, and it is a perfect time to brush up on the vocabulary of love. Love Words Some frequently-used English words take on unique meanings in love vocabulary. Exclusive: a couple has agreed to date only each other. “Our relationship is exclusive.” Puppy love:…

Apostrophes: The Importance of Good Grammar

  • February 3, 2011
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Apostrophes: The Importance of Good Grammar

Little things can make a big difference. This is especially true of apostrophes, punctuation marks used to show possession or indicate that one or more letters have been left out of a word. In the following paragraphs we’ll cover a few of the most common apostrophe rules so you’ll be familiar with when to use…

Confusing Word Pairs. Part One.

  • January 31, 2011
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Confusing Word Pairs. Part One.

The differences between who vs whom, lay vs lie and other confusing word pairs can be difficult to discern. When combined, apostrophes, homonyms, subtle spelling differences and alternate definitions create a recipe for trouble. The following examples should clear some of the confusion surrounding these similar word pairs and homonyms. Who vs. Whom Knowing when…

Conflicting Proverbs

  • January 24, 2011
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Conflicting Proverbs

Proverbs and sayings are nuggets of truth wrapped up in pithy word packages. As brief as two words, often centuries old, these maxims express wisdom in simple ways that transcend time, language, and culture. As Lord John Russell put it in Notes to Roger’s “Italy”, “A proverb is one man’s wit and all men’s wisdom.”…

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