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Badge Not Displaying My Page Content

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robinoz Jul 5, 2014. 2 Replies

The badge is obviously supposed to display MyPage content, but mine doesn't, do I have to tweak something to get it to work properly here:…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by 1996yilo99oi8 Aug 28, 2013. 1 Reply

I'm working on a project for the Northern Territory Department of Education which includes a large volume of online learning media. This media is publicly accessible at:…Continue

Would you use the word "gifted" in this way?

Started this discussion. Last reply by AReality Jul 20, 2015. 6 Replies

The news media reported that "Angelina Jolie had "gifted" Brad Pitt a $30,000 Tiffany watch for father's day".Do you think it is correct to use gifted in that context?What other words might have been…Continue

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What in the world is an onomatopoeia?

Started this discussion. Last reply by mister green solide 1 Jan 11, 2015. 4 Replies

It sounds like a medical term, or the name of a South African cactus plant, but it describes words in English whose spoken sound is the same as the actual sound. For example, the words "buzz", "hum",…Continue

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Tautologies in Common Use

Tautology is a complicated term that means saying the same thing twice. It's considered bad use of language.Unfortunately, however, there are numbers of word pairs that are tautologies that have crept into common use. Here are some examples:Swap out - this seems to be more commonly used in US English. Swap means to change something. I often read the term "swap out" as in, he said he would swap out the batteries so the torch would work. Swap would have done fine alone.Sort out - we can sort…See More
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Tautologies in Common Use

Posted on April 8, 2016 at 3:49 3 Comments

Tautology is a complicated term that means saying the same thing twice. It's considered bad use of language.

Unfortunately, however, there are numbers of word pairs that are tautologies that have crept into common use. Here are some examples:…

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Improve understanding with simple word choice

Posted on May 10, 2015 at 12:57 5 Comments

English, perhaps like every other language, has many words with identical or similar meanings. They are called synonyms.

Think of the words, …

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Different Ways to Write the Date

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 7:20 7 Comments

Sometimes when I interact with US sites I'm confused by what date is being referred to. 

The USA has a habit of placing the month before the day so that 4/3 is April 3rd. But in Australia and almost everywhere else in the world I have travelled, the month is written before the day eg, 3/4 or 3rd April. Thus, I'm never sure whether the date is 4th March or 3rd April in US format.

This is only a problem of course when one of the numerals is less…

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English words that are plural and singular

Posted on March 28, 2015 at 5:00 10 Comments

Over the last few years I have noticed a change in English usage of words that are both singular and plural.

Much of the change, I think, is brought about by people whose first language is not English. Let me explain.

There are many English words that are both singular and plural. However, plurality is now being assigned to these words by the addition of an "s".

For example, I often read an article that includes the word "accommodations" which is written as a plural.…

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At 5:05 on June 5, 2015, Elmar said…

Thank you,Robinoz.I would be happy if you can take a time to talk over Skype.

At 17:35 on June 2, 2015, Sara said…
  • Thank you for your consideration Mr. Robinoz

I'm from Iran , intermediate level  of English

I wish to improve my English specially speaking and I'd like to know how I could take part in your blog 's activities

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Hi Robinoz ,

I saw your comment at the discussion section . I strongly agree with what you said on it . Hope you have a great day !
 
 
 

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