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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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Australian Learning Materials Available

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Professor Zero 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 bright_light Jan 13. 4 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. 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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"Hi Robinoz, It depends on that use. I do the same like you do. 29 March 2015 in common use/administration, and 2015/04/30 in filing (I mean saving file). I see 29-03-2015 also in validating date cards. Sometimes, but rarely here.. I…"
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"Lady Anne - Change your Excel cell format from date to something else eg, currency or text and the number you enter won't change to date. Thanks for your comments. The Chinese approach is workable with the year first ie, YYYY/mm/dd and once…"
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"It's always mm/dd/yy in all our school papers.   Sometimes, when you type a number in excel, it automatically converts to a date.  I guess this is a common problem to some of us.  The "tip" is to type "`"…"
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Just User commented on Robinoz's blog post Different Ways to Write the Date
"In Arab world, the day/month/year format is used, I think it makes more sense than US's. Thank you for sharing."
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MARY commented on Robinoz's blog post Different Ways to Write the Date
"We use the day/month/year format too (Spain) But I thought all the english speaking countries used the USA format, so it's cool to know it's not like that in Australia! :) Btw, how is the UK format then? I guess it's also like the…"
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MARY commented on Robinoz's blog post English words that are plural and singular
"Ok, thanks Robinoz. "Irregular plurals" that's easy to remember... I hope so (i've very bad memory) :D I didn't know to say 'hairs' was correct too. Thanks for the info :) By the way, it came to my mind…"
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"Another fun topic! Yes, that can be so confusing - when you find a numeral that is more than 12 in the date, you know it's the day (can't be the month).  In China, we use the descending order:  yyyy-mm-dd. "
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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 11 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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English is Not Only English

Posted on December 26, 2014 at 7:50 3 Comments

Hey, that sounds a bit odd ... English is not only English. What does that mean?

When I learnt English at school, I also learnt Latin, some French, and Latin and Greek roots. Learning Latin and Greek roots was the most useful addition to English because English isn't a pure language.

You see, English is a combination of numerous other languages, even some Arabic. By having an understanding of Latin and Greek roots, it is easier to work out what English words are similar and…

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Australian Camels for Qatar

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 2:36 6 Comments

Over 100 years ago, Afghanis brought camels to Australia. They worked when the overland telegraph line was installed between Adelaide in the south and Darwin in the north, a distance of about 3,000 km.

Now, we have hundreds, if not thousands of wild camels roaming round in Central Australia. We have developed a camel meat industry which has been successful and most recently sent a number of camels to Qatar to help provide a different genetic stream in their camel industry.

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At 20:06 on January 2, 2015, Ehab Nassif said…

Hello Robinoz

My congratulations from my the deep of my  heart for being Star

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At 8:03 on December 29, 2014, Manuel Méndez Guzmán said…

Hello Robinoz

My name`s Manuel

I want to be your friend, I need your support to learn English, my level is elementary.
regards

At 7:18 on December 29, 2014, Jasmine said…

Congratulations for being a Star member

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At 20:52 on July 6, 2014, flowersong said…

Hi Robinoz.. Thanks for accepting my friend request

Wish you all the best :D

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Happy New Year 2014! My best wishes to you and your family in the new year. Wish you have a successful and lucky year ahead!
At 11:36 on June 3, 2013, ⊱ Mickey ⊰ said…

Hello, Mr. Robinoz!

At 15:45 on June 1, 2013, yuanyi1996 said…
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 !
At 9:34 on May 31, 2013, mitran said…

My dear.... Many thanks for the request. As i see...You learn my language, right? What a nice person you are...I can help you. But first, please tell me the reason. I mean : the reason ...why you learn Vietnamese's language. hihihi...don't tell me that..your wife is Vietnamese. lol... Nice to meet you dear.

 
 
 

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