The singer has been writing in shorthand for years, using now common abbreviations like “2,” “U” and “4” since the early 1980s.
“WWW” didn’t trip off the tongue for people in other countries but it was an acronym no one else had used.
He describes the action in the parlance of a soccer match, his voice rising and falling with the encounter’s ebbs and flows.
Well, there’s the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words.Salon (Apr 9, 2014)
To put it politely, this is a cheap ad hominem attack. Forbes (Dec 5, 2012)
Avoid foods with descriptive adjectives like “crunchy,” “crispy” and “sauteed.”Seattle Times (Feb 5, 2014)
Should we rid student writing of adverbs because most kids don’t use those very effectively?New York Times (Feb 28, 2012)
By all means, affix sensors to my toilet bowl and examine my excretions.Slate (Feb 26, 2014)
The chief imam, beside him, smiles in agreement.
John Wooden was the Wizard of Westwood, a nickname he never much cared for, although the poet in him might have enjoyed the alliteration.Seattle Times (Dec 21, 2010)
That is true for three of the seven alternatives, including the one that calls for building a dam inside the South Mountain Reservation.
Irvine explains, “English is often ambiguous, and is often filled with odd idiomatic expression that can make things difficult.Forbes (Nov 7, 2013)
I am also troubled by an analogy made by rights activists that animals are undergoing a “holocaust.”
“We will analyze the images of the invasion to find out what went wrong and who was not paying attention at the time,” Paes said.
Mythological or literary antecedents, including “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” are suggested, but Ms. Courtney offers up her own brand of dream imagery.
The direct antonym of cause is effect, while that of antecedent is consequent.Fernald, James Champlin
A noun in apposition with another noun in the nominative case is also in the nominative case; as, Mr. Brown, the manager, is very capable.Buhlig, Rose
It’s the oldest management argument in the book: You’re lucky to have a job.
Before you brag–humbly or not, business or personal–think about your audience.
Hundreds of different gospel writers and authors wrote hundreds of texts about God and Jesus.
My autobiography, where I talk about my childhood in the camp in Arkansas, is in that library.
The pterosaur’s ability to walk on all fours has an interesting evolutionary and historical background.
I was disappointed in the book’s lack of a bibliography, because you mentioned about 300 writers and titles that I’m now interested in picking up.New York Times (Jul 18, 2012)
All of the kids were read short, positive biographies of famous Americans, half of whom were black and half of whom were white.Slate (Mar 30, 2014)
In the regular Staples logo, which is all capital letters, the “L” is a staple positioned like a left bracket, its uppermost segment bent over.
The Vatican announced Tuesday it would host a workshop early in the new year to brainstorm peaceful solutions to the ongoing civil war in Syria.
Google has passed Exxon to become the second most valuable U.S. company by market capitalization.
The babies’ bodies were sent to the Utah medical examiner’s office for tests, including one to determine the cause of death.Time (Apr 13, 2014)
All these characters are looking for change, but they can’t quite make it happen.Slate (Apr 13, 2014)
Overall characteristics of societies and economies, such as population size, economic activity, and land use, are highly dynamic.
By sheer influx of people, Houston, Dallas, New York, Los Angeles and Washington top the charts.
“The key is to offer a wide variety of choices.”
Third, if you’re going to assert negative facts, provide hyperlinks to your sources as a form of citation, as a recent court opinion illustrated.Forbes (Oct 23, 2013)
He added that claims of Russian involvement were “The biggest load of nonsense I have ever heard.”
It clarifies the role of school principals, and holds parents responsible for the actions of children under 18.
But could even greater treasures–including lost works of classical literature–still lie underground?
The government had promised international sponsors that ethnic groups could choose their classification.
If the future textbooks of a free Iraq get written, the toppling of Saddam will be vaguely mentioned in one clause in one sentence.Salon (Sep 15, 2013)
And thus, the climax of a romantic movie is an engagement, or a kiss, or a handprint on a foggy car window.Time (Feb 14, 2014)
Until wreckage is found, there can be no closure for families of the 239 passengers and crew.
Realizing exactly what you’ve committed to do is a great first step in organizing your thoughts in a coherent form.Forbes (Mar 28, 2014)
That’s why we’re in this collective called a society: We share costs.
“13.4c” explained how to introduce quotes with a colon instead of a comma.Forbes (Dec 19, 2013)
By the way, you forgot a comma there, genius.
Its Super Bowl commercial last year featured video of a baby getting tossed in the air with a GoPro video camera strapped to his head. Forbes (Apr 14, 2014)
The internet and social media mean we can communicate more freely than ever.
Instead, it compared the diets of people who went on to develop diabetes and those who did not get the disease.
Awkward Family Photos, the beloved website that compiles the best of the worst family portraits, is getting its very own museum exhibit.
The show remains more dedicated to restating its topic sentence than the most obedient ninth-grade composition student.Slate (Jan 2, 2014)
Not only are people able to make compound expressions consistently, but we are also able to read these emotions pretty accurately as well.
But both measures—vocabulary and comprehension—are well-established indicators of mental ability.Forbes (Mar 19, 2014)
Some studies are too small to draw any definitive conclusions.
“Drama is made out of conflict,” he said.Seattle Times (Apr 9, 2014)
Be particularly careful of the conjunctive adverbs: so, then, therefore, thus, also, still, otherwise, however, hence, consequently, moreover, nevertheless.Buhlig, Rose
“Those that think about running away are afraid the authorities will return them to their masters with terrible consequences,” he said.
There is also an issue of fairness to consider, said Diane Thompson, an attorney at the National Consumer Law Center.
Consonants, for example, are pronounced from the back of the throat with a sudden guttural puff of air.
To help turn ingredients foraged at local markets into meals, she consults Mark Bittman’s book, How to Cook Everything.Forbes (Mar 28, 2014)
“It is our mission to collect objects that have a relevance to contemporary culture,” said Peter Hoffmann, a spokesman for the museum in Bonn.
Even without accessing the dictionary, children are able to glean the meaning of many words from context.
By contrast, students who have more recently begun studying Spanish show markedly different processing of these elements of the language.
Many labs do not have formalized notebook-writing conventions in place.Nature (Mar 26, 2014)
Television is constantly conveying what people think of animals, but it hardly ever considers what animals think of people, or whether they think at all.
Most important of all, he did not downgrade students who came back at him with tight counterarguments.Slate (Dec 20, 2012)
Even now, in retirement, Edward Beitashour watches all of his son’s games and sends emails with critiques of his performance.
Western culture imbues us with the idea of insect as monster.
But with big data if most of your findings are false you find out sooner rather than later.Forbes (Apr 15, 2014)
There are no juries at trials in South Africa, and his fate will be decided by the judge, assisted by two assessors.
Winners, who are voted upon by teammates, demonstrate dedication, strength and courage in the face of adversity.
The denouement brings forward a surprising villain and a satisfying conclusion for two people who are clearly right for each other.Seattle Times (Jan 2, 2014)
There’s a German word I learned about in psychology class called schadenfreude, which means a pleasure derived from the misfortune of others.Salon (Apr 5, 2014)
“Your whole core just shook,” she said, describing the mountain of mud, rock and uprooted trees that ripped through her neighborhood.
Each detail has to be perfectly placed to create the backdrop and yet not get in the way of the story.Slate (Apr 10, 2014)
The plane’s black box could help investigators determine why flight MH370 diverted from its flight plan and ended in the Indian Ocean.Salon (Apr 16, 2014)
Employees and other stakeholders should have the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and experience to help pursue the evolving digital strategy.Forbes (Apr 16, 2014)
The shocking death of a lead character is a device used to unnerving effect in Hitchcock’s Psycho.Salon (Apr 12, 2014)
Diagrams drawn on the skins identify parts of the body, but also link traditional Chinese medicine with other cultures’ traditions and religion with everyday life.
This is another fun term derived from the cuckoo, known as a gowk in some Scottish dialects.
A Disney actor dressed as Merlin is there, reciting dialogue—“Let the boy try.”
Anne Frank’s diary was written during World War Two, while the teenager hid from the Nazis in occupied Amsterdam.
“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”Forbes (Mar 5, 2014)
In this video, he perfectly mimics the sounds of 30 different animals, from horses and pigs to lambs and even flies.
Picture the smiley face icon–the only thing differentiating it from a frowning face is the upwardly curving mouth line.Forbes (Apr 7, 2014)
The artist uses digital technologies in his work as well as hand-crafted skills and traditional metalworking techniques.
Some classes will have online discussions, while other students will watch video lectures or listen to podcasts recorded by their instructors.
Lubbock taught the dog to distinguish between blank pieces of cardboard and those with the words “Food,” “Tea,” “Water,” “Bone,” and “Out” written on them.
Meanwhile, Animal Planet is airing fake documentaries about mermaids.Slate (Apr 11, 2014)
Both Kansas and Arizona require people registering to vote to provide a birth certificate, passport or other documentation proving their U.S. citizenship.Time (Mar 28, 2014)
Ultimately, this feels like a rough draft of a movie, waiting to be filled in.Seattle Times (Apr 3, 2014)
“People’s lives being good is never good drama. So we’re always looking for more problems for these people.”Seattle Times (Apr 9, 2014)
Even if you buy a nice keyboard to use with your iPad, it’s much faster to create and edit documents on laptop.Seattle Times (Apr 4, 2014)
That astounding reversal of the usual chain of cause and effect changed the way I thought about the McMansion.
Lastly, adults should ensure that children are not overusing e-book features like the electronic dictionary or the “read to me” option.
Breaking through in a cluttered marketplace requires expertise in all of the elements of storytelling.
Mr. Toobin relied on ellipses to capture the tone of the president’s comment: “His remark to the chief justice had an … edge.”
So across the country there’s been an emphasis on testing and an emphasis on measurements—sometimes at the expense of an investment in education itself.Salon (Apr 7, 2014)
Using a blue desktop background, for example, can enhance creative performance, while red helps you attack and focus on nitty-gritty details.
He set the benchmark in enunciation, and he emphasized key words through changing the sound of the note on which the word was sung.
In Homer’s epic Odyssey, the great dog Argus plays a seemingly small, yet very profound, role.Salon (Apr 6, 2014)
The major change is that the essay will ask students to analyze a given argument rather than take a stance on a question.
Only further research will establish that these cures will endure, averting an estimated 15,000 deaths a year from liver disease in the U.S.Seattle Times (Apr 12, 2014)
Obtain as much information as possible to evaluate the location, size, and educational specialties of every school.
Spider experts concede that a sleeping person could plausibly swallow a spider, but “it would be a strictly random event.”Scientific American (Apr 15, 2014)
Some of the best evidence that vaccines are effective comes from the fact that we know what happens when they are not available.Forbes (Apr 16, 2014)
How could a news report possibly be trusted if the author exaggerated to increase its commercial appeal?Salon (Mar 29, 2014)
It’s meant for a family audience; the film explains the life of a bear in a way that’s straightforward but rated-G.
While the drug’s original label had a so-called black box warning about blood clots, the new warning is much stronger and more explicit.
When you look at a trending topic there is an “About” tab, offering up expository content about current events.Forbes (Dec 10, 2011)
But on Patreon, the types of creative expression being shared are so diverse that it makes taste irrelevant–there’s something for everyone.Forbes (Apr 10, 2014)
“There is no factual basis for such conclusions and we reject these false and misleading allegations,” military spokesman Ruwan Wanigasooriya said.
It’s an inane and baseless fallacy, a conclusion with no reasoning, a judgment with no facts.Slate (Feb 5, 2014)
Just as important as giving members more features is Facebook’s opportunity to learn about location, location-based services, and how consumers use them.Forbes (Apr 17, 2014)
Leaders who try to be perfect harm their reputation when it makes them seem unapproachable or not open to feedback. Forbes (Apr 14, 2014)
Science fiction has always been the world of “what if.”Seattle Times (Apr 16, 2014)
As word spread, more than a few expressed disappointment that the axe which had fallen on Morgan was figurative and not literal.
In his own classroom, Blecher said he’s used verbal warnings about a violent murder in a film he was about to show.Slate (Apr 17, 2014)
Dr. Dubinett added that researchers were collecting additional data before submitting the findings to a medical journal for publication.
Communication difficulties can include problems with speech sounds, language, social interaction, voice or fluency.
We focus on academics, but our kids also need to be emotionally literate, able to tell a story from beginning to end.
These dish names look pretty foreign to the average college student eye, accustomed to the likes of pad thai, burgers and Chipotle burritos.Seattle Times (Apr 14, 2014)
He enters looking down, heavy head bowed, which proves a foreshadowing of the bummer times to come.
With radio and telephony in their infancy, letters and postcards were the most common form of communication between those serving and their next of kin.
Formal dress puts an emphasis on formality and presentation.New York Times (Feb 4, 2014)
In Word, you can type, search, add comments and perform some basic font formatting, but that’s it.
It is a change in the role of the manager, not an abolition of the function.Forbes (Apr 18, 2014)
The successful acts span the genres of rock/alternative, pop, dance/electronic, urban, classical, jazz and world music.
She cannot speak, but communicates volumes with her eyes, vocalizations and gestures.
Like the sports guide, the Financial Glossary provides definitions, use, and context information for commonly used terms that may not be familiar to you.
As with any translation, there may be errors of grammar, clumsy phrases and perhaps a few missing passages, but the book will be legible.
‘BOOM!’ was the wording on a graphic used to illustrate the problem.Forbes (Apr 8, 2014)
If anything in the news upsets you, read our guide to find out what to do.
He also looks at genetics, because our genes provide a historical record, just as fossils do.
He is enthusiastic bordering on hyperactive, bouncing from topic to topic and speaking in near-constant hyperbole.Seattle Times (Feb 13, 2014)
” Hyphen” is the overall name Cabeen gives these small-scale collaborations, and four out of five pieces in this year’s edition, ” Hyphen 2012,” are brand-new.Seattle Times (Mar 23, 2012)
“You don’t want to be controlled because the whole idea is that we want to express ourselves.”
They could identify all 12 individuals as well as the monkeys’ relationships to each other.BBC (Apr 14, 2014)
Ms. Li said, “You miss a lot of idioms, cultural things,” if you don’t go to middle school or high school in the language.
Together, the findings show that language matters more than illustration when it comes to learning about animals’ biology and psychology.
State television has sought to project an image of normality, showing images of packed beaches, happy people, and officials praising Maduro.
Then the predawn imagery of Texas—rough, lovely open country—appeared on the screen.Slate (Mar 4, 2014)
He changes the world around him through the creation of new systems, new inventions, and imaginative solutions to old problems.Forbes (Feb 5, 2014)
Unfortunately, some implicit lessons can contradict explicit teaching about safe practices—with potentially dangerous results.
But inconsistencies between those new procedures and the original papers only fueled more confusion and suspicion.
Death for me now is not something in the indefinite future, it is in the immediate future.
Much is left to our own inference, which would be okay if we were given enough information to work with.Forbes (Jun 4, 2013)
Power is a tool, influence is a skill; one is a fist, the other a fingertip.
This informs what he has done in Ukraine and should inform our judgment of it.Salon (Apr 3, 2014)
They have been mostly civilians formed into informal militias with mismatched uniforms.
“P.D.I.P. will be good for the unity of Indonesia,” Mr. Gandi said, referring to the opposition party by its Indonesian initials.
Each lesson included some instruction followed by some practice.
For them, happy could be interpreted as anything from happy to laughing to wonder.
Pollsters are confident they can interview about 1,000 people to measure the views of a nation of over 300 million.
Carroll’s introduction lays out his purpose and why he went about it the way he did.
Only the small class of verbs we know as irregular managed to resist.
With those tools, would-be publishers could change fonts, adjust typeface sizes and add attributes such as italics.Seattle Times (Jan 23, 2014)
“The day was splendid for it,” she wrote of the session in her journal.
For our prehistoric ancestors, a finely tuned sense of hearing was a key tool for ensuring survival.
One thing you don’t get taught when you learn a language is how to swear and argue.
At least one letter, and perhaps two, is legible in the new signature, although one might be hard-pressed to name three.
“Congratulations! You are now an ambassador for world understanding,” the letter said.
Despite all of its considerable linguistic sophistication, the novel offers a blunt message: Words are good.Slate (Apr 9, 2014)
But James Bond began as the literary creation of writer Ian Fleming, who himself enjoyed a life as remarkable as his famous protagonist.Seattle Times (Dec 18, 2013)
During the Cold War, the CIA loved literature—novels, short stories, poems.
These days, for example, she’ll ask people to keep logs of their days using their smartphones to take notes and photos.Forbes (Apr 16, 2014)
The unusually large extent of ice is due to a logical factor: it’s been really, really cold around the Great Lakes.
First, we can’t yet scan a human brain in nearly enough detail to map all its “circuits.”Slate (Apr 13, 2014)
“You really need to appreciate the full range of meanings that a word can have.”
State Senator Dale Schultz was a rare Republican who voted against the bill, saying the party was “fiddling with mechanics rather than ideas.”
Hillary Clinton’s upcoming memoir of her time in the Obama Administration will be released on June 10, according to a website for the book.
But the hard part of communication is often figuring out how to make sure a message doesn’t go in one ear and out the other.The Tipping Point
In any case, doors are a handy metaphor for the mysteries of life and human nature.
We would rather be gushing about Milton’s meter or Woolf’s rhythms than explaining how to write academic arguments.Salon (Mar 2, 2014)
Home cooks and food writers experiment with different methods, depending on whether they want a crunchier or creamier texture.
The Secret Service is frequently described now with the modifiers “macho” or “male dominated.”
But we are sometimes more surprised to discover the impact of ancestral places, often places unknown to us, on our moods and emotions.Salon (Mar 16, 2014)
The moral of the fable: Don’t sell the skin till you have caught the bear.
To draw a parallel, how likely is it that our motivations are the same as humans from, say, 50,000 years ago?
The anti-smoking movement has never been louder or more prominent.The Tipping Point
Museums are using portable multimedia players to make walking through their collections feel a bit like being in a multiplayer video game.
The simplest action—say, calling up a website or sending an email—involves communicating with multiple servers and routers along numerous paths.
Creation myths from Egypt to Scandinavia involve tidal floods of all sorts of substances—including the blood of deities—purging and remaking the earth.
Indeed, the main narrative of his book is a simple story of good guys versus bad guys.Slate (Apr 7, 2014)
Twitter has become a serious tool for news sharing in Africa as well.Forbes (Apr 23, 2014)
What puts him above the rank of most nonfiction authors, even some of the better ones, is that he doesn’t merely present information.
Because Glass includes video, the software understands even nonverbal communication; for example, if a patient points to the part of the body that hurts.
Even those who have not read the novel or heard of Joseph Heller will have heard the phrase “catch 22”.
Until now, the 7,000 images available online at images.library.amnh.org/digital were accessible only at the museum’s fourth floor research library.
What a succession of groans, hurrahs, cheers, and all the onomatopoeia of which the American language is so full.Verne, Jules
A good open-ended question would be “Sounds like a tough deal. Tell me how it all happened.”
Today, consumers are more likely to use social media as well as online reviews and forums to share opinions.Forbes (Apr 25, 2014)
Blue’s Clues succeeds as a story of discovery only if the clues are in proper order.The Tipping Point
But you need an appropriate organization structure, with a clear vision from the top.Forbes (Apr 16, 2014)
A quick Google or Wikipedia search can generally help me define concepts, understand acronyms and abbreviations, and get a brief overview on a topic.
I never liked writing concluding paragraphs to papers—where you just repeat what you’ve already said with phrases like In summation, and To conclude.Looking for Alaska
The same words are used in order to make the parallelism as close as may be, “Through Him” was creation; “through Him” is reconciliation.Maclaren, Alexander
It has been repeated, quoted, and paraphrased so often that it’s hard to find the exact words Franklin originally wrote.Forbes (Jun 6, 2013)
There was no grammatical punctuation like commas or periods or parentheses that would slow the reader down.
All verbs, without exceptions, in the active participle, are formed by adding ing, as see, seeing; teach, teaching, &c.Defoe, Daniel
As you read these words, your eyes scan the page, picking up patterns to which your mind assigns meaning.
Eugene Hicks, who learned how to make tamales at age 13, has perfected the dish.Southern Living (Apr 29, 2014)
We achieve greatness not through our ability to perform tasks, but through specific intent.Forbes (Apr 26, 2014)
The word “blog,” isn’t in there, but that should be OK, because courts have counted blogs as a kind of periodical.Slate (Sep 24, 2013)
These blogs raise awareness, but the latest trend has been to raise funds directly after sharing a personal narrative.
Hercules was one of the numerous personifications or emblems of the power of the sun; and the Arabian name Shams-on, or Samson, signifies the sun.Mitchell, Logan
“I look at this from two perspectives–as a current owner and a former player,” Jordan said in a statement.
Amazingly persuasive people are constantly listening to you and not themselves.
Much is to do with the fact that our ability to sense and measure phenomena across the solar system is getting better and better.
Even people who have never seen a movie probably know phrases like “May the Force be with you” and could identify a lightsaber.Forbes (Mar 16, 2014)
But consider also that the entire world can access educational videos anywhere, anytime, except in one place–our school classrooms.
Some students lose their admission offers because of plagiarism, cheating, drunken misbehavior or arrest.
Japan plans to release an adaptation plan of its own by the summer of 2015 that would focus on a more “eco-friendly lifestyle,” he said.US News (Mar 25, 2014)
The Hotel Plays by American playwright Tennessee Williams is a theatre experience set in the rooms and corridors of The Langham Hotel in London.
Characters have multi-layered motivation, decisions have consequences, and the plot twists keep the next big moment hidden.Salon (Apr 12, 2014)
The words from that famous American poet mean that anyone—even you —can write poetry.
point of view
I started writing first-person journals from his point of view and, after that, putting him into various situations without any story in mind.
Instead, schools needed to create a safe environment, where teachers could be confident that behaviour policy would be enforced.
The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U.S.Forbes (Apr 29, 2014)
This whole series is predicated on a mystery.
According to O’Conner and Kellarman, “there’s nothing wrong with starting a sentence with a conjunction” or ending one with a preposition.
But he was surprised that almost all the websites needed to improve their content and presentation significantly, he said.
Will that solve the problem of the “ownership” attitude?
The police said the operation went as planned and had followed standard procedures.
When you focus on learning, failure is just a part of the process and won’t shake your confidence.
For the last eight months, I’ve been doing the backstroke for half of my daily 40-minute swim to stabilize what had been progressive scoliosis.
He did not ask himself whom he included in that pronoun “we.”Tracy, Louis
And when it comes to accents, nothing divides English dialects more efficiently than vowel pronunciation.Slate (Aug 22, 2012)
There’s actually hard brain science supporting the proposition that the best ideas can come from breaking laws of reason.
Few of the journals that published the papers scrutinized in this case have professional editors or significant numbers of in-house editing staff.
We read the words in order and then, boom, punctuation mark.Slate (Nov 25, 2013)
Consider what purpose your content can serve and how you can cater to your audience’s needs.Forbes (Apr 11, 2014)
Architects and interior designers, he said, study how people interact with buildings and rooms, but without much quantitative information.
“What we find is that even if we do applied research, there’s always some fundamental question we want to answer.”
It included a quotation from Arthur Ashe: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
He says we will graduate knowing how to read and write because we’ll spend a million hours learning how to read and write.Speak
Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
Of course, it isn’t quite as scary when it’s just a scam—that is as long as you recognize that it’s a scam.Forbes (Apr 30, 2014)
The fossil record, therefore, is heavily weighted toward the seas, making it appear that they were the cradle of life.Scientific American (Apr 28, 2014)
A dictionary, they argued, should provide references of language use and help readers.
The refrain that I heard repeated over and over was: “It’s the most beautiful place in Japan.”
It’s just that it had become increasingly possible to have a deep and meaningful relationship with a computer without ever learning to program it.
Relative pronouns, as well as conjunctions, serve to connect sentences; as, “Blessed is the man who feareth the Lord, and keepeth his commandments.”Kirkham, Samuel
Is the data really useful and relevant to solve the problem?Forbes (Apr 24, 2014)
Social media is not always the most reliable source of news.
We are only beginning to understand what the nose knows, and we imagine ensuing research will continue to surprise and baffle us all.
Teachers released children onto the playground with few resources and little guidance.
The sin of racism is a societal one and it demands a collective response.
If the reviewers raise objections to the methods or conclusions, the authors must revise the paper before it will be accepted for publication.
And he does tend to overuse a few devices, like rhetorical questions, deliberatively repetitive phrasing, and direct address.Slate (Apr 28, 2014)
“Like Emily Dickinson, I ain’t afraid of slant rhyme / And that’s the end of this verse; emcee’s out on a high.”Looking for Alaska
The other motivation is, we better darn well train our young to take their responsible role in a democratic society.Salon (May 2, 2014)
Eating together can serve as a solid basis for companionship, a word that is itself rooted in the sharing of bread.Slate (Apr 22, 2014)
We still teach “whom” in high school and use it as a salutation in letters to unknown recipients.Seattle Times (Sep 6, 2012)
The saying “never go to bed angry” is valid advice.
Let’s try taking a butcher’s cleaver to the piece, evening out the rhythm and adding a rhyme schemeSalon (Apr 26, 2014)
The semicolon represents a division in thought somewhat greater than that represented by a comma, and somewhat smaller than that represented by a period.Greever, Garland
Mr. Martin said that his philosophy as a writer is to show and not tell, and doing so requires “vivid sensory detail.”
I honestly said this sentence out loud, for the first and hopefully last time in my life: “I’m just glad they didn’t eat the baby.”
The first offering is for The Phantom Menace with others following in sequential order.Forbes (May 1, 2014)
Under this fresh blanket of spring snow this village could be the setting for a Russian fairy tale.
Venus is similar in size to our own planet.Science Magazine (May 1, 2014)
Mr. Baker sinks similes as if they were high, arcing three-point shots.
He called the bill “a solution in search of a problem.”
“No single technology will ever solve everything,” he said.
Read poems aloud so you can hear their sound effects and music.
The Global Slavery Index in common with the ILO uses what are called secondary sources.
The winning word in the first National Spelling Bee, held in Louisville in 1925, was gladiolus.
Nothing about the play is more famous than its stage direction for Antigonus: “Exit, pursued by a bear.”
Boys also feel pressure to adhere to old stereotypes that dictate that academic achievement isn’t cool.
Yet with their simple storylines and crude visual effects, Chinese animations almost exclusively target young children.Forbes (Mar 27, 2014)
The use of military force is not always the best strategy for putting an end to bloodshed.
This was the legacy of Sesame Street: If you paid careful attention to the structure and format of your material, you could dramatically enhance stickiness.The Tipping Point
Her sentences often force you to reread them, both to appreciate her style and her passion.Seattle Times (Apr 16, 2014)
How do I bring up the subject of the theft?Slate (May 5, 2014)
A phrase is also a dependent part of a sentence, but it differs from a subordinate clause in that it contains no subject or predicate.Buhlig, Rose
For example, the suffix “ologist” refers to someone who studies a field of knowledge.
Without repeating all three paragraphs, I’ll summarize–they do mean dangerous!Forbes (Nov 13, 2013)
Because many of us try to consume so much information, most of us are forced to mostly skim highlights and summaries just to keep up.
It’s a country of superlatives: home to the world’s longest wall, largest population, and fastest-growing major economy.
“All of the studies are very consistent–the data are complementary and support one another.”
Only one pair of words in the top 100 most common rhymes is more than one syllable: forever/together.Slate (Feb 20, 2014)
They attempt to synthesize the video, photography, text and artifacts collected, and begin to assemble a portrait.Forbes (Apr 16, 2014)
That could involve asking authors to guarantee that they have checked figures, tables, text and abstracts for internal consistency.
You need to single task, and, more importantly, “batch” your work so that you are doing similar activities at the same time.
In recent years these devices have allowed surgeons to develop “minimally invasive” surgical techniques.Forbes (Mar 11, 2014)
Everywhere you look, there is an article, blog post or tweet about one of the mega trends in technology—cloud, big data, mobility or social.Forbes (May 6, 2014)
One day we worked on verb tenses: “I surf the Net, I surfed the Net, I was surfing the Net.”Speak
Meanwhile, a college aged woman nearby stood alternating between reading the text and just texting.Salon (Apr 14, 2014)
But the theme of the book is that kids can have a role in saving lions.
Visual Thesaurus is the perfect tool for those moments when the right word is on the tip of your tongue.Forbes (Oct 16, 2012)
You need to prove the thesis to the consumer, persuade people it should exist and will benefit them.Forbes (Nov 6, 2013)
South Africans go to the polls this week to vote for a new government at a time when they are celebrating 20 years of democracy.
The series, which began last month, has a complex plot that unfolds in multiple timelines and flashbacks.
The titles of these tales reflect that unease: “Atomic Bomb Thief!” and “Am I Man or Machine?”
I can apologize for the tone, but not the content.
The topic of the paragraph should be determined, and should be clearly indicated by a topic sentence.Wood, Thomas
McMahon makes a smooth transition as she alternates the story between the past and the present.Seattle Times (Feb 26, 2014)
Gettysburg marked the war’s turning point, and the battle has been the subject of as much study as any conflict in U.S. military history.
“Music is not what I do; it’s how I understand the world,” he said.
White compared reading a poem for the first time to “playing and understanding a hole on an unfamiliar golf course.”
But I stressed that this wasn’t a valid excuse, just a reminder that all people make mistakes and that it’s important to learn from them.
As well as big venues for sport, music and theatre, the park has water fountains that react to movement and an adventure playground.
“It means you need to conjugate your verbs correctly and not speak above your audience by using too-formal Spanish.”
“Trust but verify,” as Ronald Reagan once said while negotiating disarmament with the Russians.
“A Circle of Wives” is told in turn by all four women, slowly unveiling the story from multiple viewpoints in overlapping segments.Seattle Times (Mar 13, 2014)
With robots, kids learn programming via interactive play by moving a robot in various sequences and using intuitive, visual programming on a computer screen.Scientific American (May 1, 2014)
But good news— vocabulary is one skill that continues to improve throughout life.Slate (Apr 29, 2014)
A verb is in the active voice when the subject is acting upon the object.Cox, George
The more parents exaggerate vowels and raise the pitch of their voices when talking to babies, the more the babies babble, new research shows.
“For the first time we’re looking at the way the whole ecosystem works together, rather than surveying just a particular plant or species,” said Bulley.
“I am writing to you as one human being to another, and appealing to you from my heart,” he said.