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Constant Contact Email Blocked

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Essberger Jun 5, 2018. 1 Reply

I have blocked all email sent by Constant Contact because it is carrying a virus that impacts on Chrome browsers. When you click a link in a Constant Contact email message, the link is replaced…Continue

Tags: links, fake, false, contact, constant

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 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 Onee-chan Jan 9, 2017. 7 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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"Hello Robin, When I type on internet platform (I hope it is the correct word), I have some difficulties regarding to writing symbol. Not all symbols will appear even they have latex editor. This is a bit bothersome. I will try to copy from Ms.Word.…"
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"Hi Robinoz,  Thanks a lot for sharing this valuable information. Will definitely try it. :)"
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"Marriage always has a risk of failure as the divorce rates indicate. Divorce rates from marriages that are interracial, intergenerational, or resulting from agreement versus "falling in love" don't seem to change a great…"
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Using Symbols on a Computer

Joseph's recent emailed newsletter about "Typing and Writing Symbols" was interesting. It reminded me of the days when I taught business communication and computing.One of the things I taught students was how to create symbols on their computers that were not available on their keyboards. These symbols, as some of you will know, are part of the ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) which you can find here:…See More
Feb 2
Robinoz commented on Joseph's blog post Why am I living for?
"We are born with a blank slate (or book). We have the opportunity to create the lives we want and in so doing discover our own meaning. Living life following someone else's dogma (rules said to be true) prevents us from discovering…"
Feb 2
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Nov 22, 2018
Robinoz replied to Svitlana's discussion To break the rules.
"I've broken rules, but only where they don't hurt anyone, damage anyone's property or amount to a criminal offence. At boarding school, I used to "break bounds" sometimes; I used to smoke. I've had a drink of beer in a…"
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Robinoz replied to Chandra's discussion Marrying an Older Woman
"It depends on the age difference. If you marry someone 20 years older, there is a chance they will leave you earlier so you will be a widow or widower. But does it matter if you accept the consequences of age different relationships? I'd marry…"
Nov 18, 2018
Robinoz commented on Kurtan Immahan's blog post Common English Mistakes: “Its” Versus “It’s”
"It's a common area for confusion as you state. The unfortunate apostrophe appears at all times and places randomly, embarrassingly at the hand of native English speakers. For example, we often see street signs saying "Tomato's $3 per…"
Nov 18, 2018
Robinoz commented on Fizzy's blog post ~ 2018 - 21 : There's no place like home ~
"I've visited many countries and live in Australia. Countries, where people are happy, have similarities that include freedom, stability of governance, decent living standards, opportunities to progress, and often (but not always), democracy.…"
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Robinoz commented on Elizabeth Powlett's blog post How to get research approval from the committee by preparing a very good proposal for your BSc dissertation?
"The only 100% mark I EVER received during my tertiary studies was for a project similar to the one you described. We had to submit a proposal which, once it was approved, allowed us to complete the project. I thoroughly enjoyed the project I chose.…"
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Robinoz replied to Warda's discussion Open-minded or not??
"If you have a closed mind then you do not consider ideas of other people as being relevant. You have opinions that you aren't willing to change no matter how convincing is someone else's argument. You shut the door on anything they…"
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Using Symbols on a Computer

Posted on February 2, 2019 at 1:19 2 Comments

Joseph's recent emailed newsletter about "Typing and Writing Symbols" was interesting. It reminded me of the days when I taught business communication and computing.

One of the things I taught students was how to create symbols on their computers that were not available on their keyboards. These symbols, as some of you will know, are part of the ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) which you can find here:…

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The Challenge of Acronyms

Posted on October 14, 2018 at 1:05 4 Comments

An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components in a phrase or a word.

Some common acronyms are: NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), POTUS (President of the United States).

Government agencies and QANGO or QUANGO (Quasi-Autonomous Non-Government…

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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 4 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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At 16:56 on November 22, 2018, Sarah said…

Most welcome Robinoz :) 

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

can 

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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

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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…

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