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More grammar problems
|Posted on February 3, 2019 at 12:01 PM||comments (90)|
English is weird
|Posted on December 8, 2017 at 9:51 AM||comments (265)|
The English language is weird;
It can be understood through tough, thorough thought though.
A Murder of Crows
Back in the Middle ages someone decided that a group of crows should be called a murder. What do crows have to do with murder, who knows for certain. Some people believe that they are a sign of death, while others see them a sign of luck. This makes for a macabre collective noun.
Parts of speech
|Posted on September 6, 2015 at 12:19 PM||comments (229)|
I wanted to return to The English language again. I want to talk about Contractions. No, not the type that woman have during labor!
Contractions, along with an Apostrophe are used to shorten words.
In a world where everything seems to be abbreviated for our convenience to save time, unfortunately, even our language has fallen victim. Myself, I just feel that it is due to laziness, we cannot be bothered to write out the entire word.
Here are some examples:
it's it is
isn't is not
don't do not
haven't have not
you're you are
There are many many more that I could give. I just wanted to give you an idea.
|Posted on July 5, 2015 at 12:21 PM||comments (38)|
Another figure of speech
|Posted on January 11, 2015 at 1:58 PM||comments (131)|
HAPPY NEW YEAR to my fellow book worms! You know how I enjoy the English Language, well I found a figure of speech that I had not heard of; HOMONYMN- what is it?
A Homonymn is a word that has two completely different meanings. Here are a few examples to give you an idea:
Tire: a rubber wheel to become exhausted
Fire: smoke and flames to lose one's job
Lead: to show the way a heavy metal
Bear: an animal to carry a burden
Tear: eye fluid to rip apart
Fine: not coarse a monetary penalty
File : to arrange alphabetically a tool to smoothen a surface
I often sit reading through my Thesaurus. What a wonderful tool, there is so much information in there, not only can you expand your vocabulary, learn the meaning of words, find alternate words for a particular word, you can also learn about figures of speech. The Engish language is complex! A dictionary doesn't always give you the information that you need.
Thesaurus is latin for "treasure house".