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April 2017 Blog Posts (142)

Danny's Writing Challenge: A Spring Fairy Tale

It was a rainy cold Sunday morning. A little  girl Anna woke up earlier than usual and as she didn't want to disturb her sleeping parents, she grabbed her favorite book, started flipping through the pages and within a few minutes she got immersed into her fantasy world. What…


Added by Luci on April 30, 2017 at 13:26 — 7 Comments

What Do Our Pets Think About?

On my challenge about inventions, one of my EC friends, Rahul Wazir, wrote: “If I were an inventor, I would design a device recording pets’ thoughts.” His idea sounded very interesting for me as I have always loved pets and always wanted to know what they think about us. Besides, I have always been interested if they react to the words or just intonations, if they “understand” different languages. So, this blog is for those who love pets!

When I just joined EC I posted a few blogs…


Added by Danny Clark on April 30, 2017 at 11:30 — 28 Comments

The protection mechanism of life—conditioned reflex

The protection mechanism of life—conditioned reflex


August 15, 2002…


Added by Zenith on April 30, 2017 at 0:32 — No Comments

It's not a good day.

Sometimes you know that things are not going in the correct direction, and you know that your actions are the reason of it... But nevertheless you can not do anything about it.. Nevertheless, you feel very unable, and very blocked... Above all, every action; you take about it; makes it become worse and worse... Perhaps, you are under the pressure.. Perhaps, it's just not a good day...

Added by AG on April 29, 2017 at 20:00 — 8 Comments

What's up? :P

"Small talks" are the reason why most of my neighbors think I'm crabby and unfriendly. If I'm locked in the elevator with someone, I don't need to know how is the f***ing weather!!! I just came from the street for Godiva sake! If you don't really have anything to tell can you just keep silent for the 30 SECONDS that last the elevator's trip??!!…


Added by MARY on April 29, 2017 at 16:00 — 32 Comments

SHALL and WILL in Modern English

A few days ago I was asked to to expain how to use SHALL and WILL and I decided to post this blog for everyone to be able to read it.

To use SHALL/SHOULD with the first-person subject sounds old-fasionate now.

In modern English, especially in American English SHALL is used very rarely. Internationally, WILL is the standard choice for expressing future plans and expectations,…


Added by Danny Clark on April 29, 2017 at 14:30 — 23 Comments

The Direct Speech and its Punctuation: for Those Who Like Writing

Dear friends, as you all like writing different stories using the direct speech and quotations, I decided to tell you how to do it correctly. Here are a few easy rules we should follow.

1. We should always quote the direct speech, the quotations and the words we use in some figurative sense.

She said, “I am leaving.” (The direct speech)

I believe “there is no place like home.” (A proverb)

Mishaikh said, “I have been “run over” by…


Added by Danny Clark on April 29, 2017 at 13:30 — 16 Comments

The wonder of the great variety of life

The wonder of the great variety of life



Added by Zenith on April 29, 2017 at 0:29 — No Comments

Sad But True

Why did they ignore him? Who has a tender heart? What do you think about this scene?…


Added by Tam on April 28, 2017 at 19:10 — 8 Comments

1edzcawym6zny My Nephew's contribution to Danny's writing challenge

Hey Danny and my friends,

I hope u all are doing well. My nephew was sitting next to me when I was just going through the blog section.

Danny's writing challenge caught his attention and he asked: "Aunt wait wait what it is?" I said it is a writing challenge. "What do we have to write?" he asked. "Spring Fairy Tale" I replied. without wasting a minute he said I can write it now. He was very excited and he wrote a story in response to it and requested me to post…


Added by 1edzcawym6zny on April 28, 2017 at 14:53 — 9 Comments

Blog Challenge: Sentence Structure

Yes, it makes sense to know sentence structure since a blog or an article is made of sentences - only when you can make sentences can you compose a piece of writing. 

Indeed, there are just 4 types of sentences: simple sentence, compound sentence, complex sentence, compound-complex sentence. For…


Added by Expector Smith on April 28, 2017 at 14:00 — 13 Comments

Gene—“A sealed book of life”

Gene—“A sealed book of life”

Added by Zenith on April 28, 2017 at 0:18 — 1 Comment

Meet my pet: Peeve! IV

Don't show me your sonogram. What am I supposed to say? Hmm? That it looks just like you? Or can I have a copy? See me when it (you heard me, "it") becomes bitter and jaded.

Goes through different phases 24/7.

Changes hair color like a chameleon.…


Added by A738a on April 27, 2017 at 19:00 — 2 Comments

The old man's secret ----------- chapter two

The kids had gone and the old man took a cup of coffee from the coffee pot on the stove, filled a glas with lemonade for the boy and took a seat on his old armchair opposite the boy. Between both stood only an old wooden table. On the table lay some journals, some medical journals and some about gardening and farming.

The boy took a sip of lemonade, looked at the old man and said: "I have seen a shelf with…


Added by Rose Iris on April 27, 2017 at 18:30 — 4 Comments

I Haven't been Run Over!

Reading Danny’s Writing Challenge: Back to Idioms and Phrasal Verbs I over-confidently thought that it was not a big deal and I would run off a story based on all the idioms provided by him.  But that was not the case. I ran on thinking how to cope with it.  I ran my mind hard over some hints, some points, some ideas, but my mind was totally blocked.  It seemed that I was running like a hairy goat.  I was feeling like I ran out of all the…


Added by Mishaikh on April 27, 2017 at 17:30 — 11 Comments

Some Contribution to My New Challenge

My friends, I have written my story to demonsrate the use of idioms. It is a true story. Enjoy and learn!

Well, I often run myself into the ground overworking and taking to heart what isn’t worth a bean. But about 3 years ago I decided to reward myself and bought a very good expensive car I had always dreamt about. It was just an ordinary spring day I will never forget, it was already hot and rainy and I decided to get to work by my new car I was still running in. It was…


Added by Danny Clark on April 27, 2017 at 16:00 — 6 Comments


What is the definition of happiness? Is it transient? I am trying to get answer above those question. But I have not got any perfect answer yet. Sometimes I feel if I can fulfill my fundamental needs then I am happy. But when I go out of my room I feel I am not happy because I feel I have not got something that I want from my heart. In this sense I am not happy. But when I think very simple way, I feel that I am happy.when I think that life is lived so I should be happy which i have already… Continue

Added by asit biswas on April 27, 2017 at 15:06 — 8 Comments

Writing Challenge: Back to Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

My dear friends, I couldn't decide what task to propose you. I wanted to post something both useful and interesting. But yesterday I saw a car accident on the highway. Fortunately, there happened nothing serious and it helped me come up with this idea.

Well, the idea is following. I will tell you some idioms and phrasal verbs with the verb TO RUN and will ask you to…


Added by Danny Clark on April 27, 2017 at 14:00 — 10 Comments

Brain—epitome of the universe

Brain—epitome of the universe


August 15, 2002

All the material wealth created by man is a realistic reflection of man’s brain. Man’s thinking, memory, speech, and actions are all attributes of human brain. That a society can be organically united to accomplish a goal is also the result of brain activity. All Nobel Prize winners and great men in history distinguish themselves from others because they have made full use of their brains.

Scientists are still…


Added by Zenith on April 27, 2017 at 0:21 — No Comments

The old man's secret ----------- chapter one --------------------

Upon a time lived an old man near to a little village and everyone of the local peopleo had heard about him but nobody has known him so really. He lived outside of the village in an old farm house. The house was very old but it was surrounded by a beautiful flower garden.

He always had gone very rarely to the small village. Only if he needed buying some things from the little store,…


Added by Rose Iris on April 26, 2017 at 21:30 — 9 Comments

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