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I wish I were a little bit smarter

I wish the writer for Yahoo! Style were a little bit smarter about grammar:

If you’re writing about something that isn’t true or a wish (like, um, maybe like NOT being taller), then use the subjunctive mood. 21 more words


An Arabic "Word Tree": Quarrelling Like a Forest?

One of the best ways to grasp the complex yet elegant structure of Arabic is to unlock its system of roots. To illustrate this system I have created an Arabic “ 410 more words


Hard Working Verbs

There is a plethora of sounds in the English language, and we are fortunate to have a surplus of verbs to challenge our staying power as storytellers. 204 more words

Be Childlike. Not Childish.

Personally, I just think there is a huge difference in these two.


adjective \ˈchī(-ə)l(d)-ˌlīk\

: resembling or suggesting a child : like that of a child;

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Word of the Day: MARAUD

Maraud (məˈrôd)

to make an excursion for booty; to plunder

(January 29, 2015)


Making Nouns

魚は泳ぐのが好きです。sakana wa oyogu no ga suki desu.

魚は泳ぐことが好きです。sakana wa oyogu koto ga suki desu.

물고기는 수영하기를 좋아해요. mul-go-gi-neun su-yeong-ha-gi-reul jo-a-hae-yo.

물고기는 수영하는 것을 좋아해요.  613 more words

Beginner Level

Irregular verbs and stuff

I lost my notes earlier, but I’ve found them again. (They were in my holdall.)

Anyway, I’ve been busy with work over the last few days, but I’m still managing to fit in some Spanish here and there, … 181 more words