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Personal inner reflexions: Who do you think you are.

The most complicated part of looking for a job is the recapitulation of oneself job history and all the inner rehearsal needed for the purpose. It is the most important thing to sit down and review the past looking forward to the future. 467 more words

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-ed & -ing adjectives: Interesting or Interested?

Interesting? Interested? How many times have you wondered whether to write or say: I’m interesting /ˈɪntrəstɪŋ/ or I’m interested /ˈɪntrəstɪd/? I suppose countless. But, just because of this, today I’ll give you the key to stop confusing… 130 more words


masterful, masterly


I always thought that these two words could be used more or less interchangeably. Not so, as the following definitions indicate:

Masterful… 31 more words


Toddler Linguistic Development: Sentences!

The kid has been building up his vocabulary in both English and Japanese, of course, and at some point started stringing words together. At first, if I recall, it was a couple of stock phrases like “all done,” then rudimentary noun-verb combinations like “Papa sit” or “Mama eat.” For several weeks, he’s been doing three-word sentences like “Woodchuck 草 eat.” (草 is  459 more words


John Steinbeck, "Cannery Row"

“Cannery Row is the gathered and scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood, chipped pavement and weedy lots and junk heaps, sardine canneries of corrugated iron, honky tonks, restaurants and whore houses, and little crowded groceries, and laboratories and flophouses.” 37 more words


limpid, languid


Limpid, despite what some people think, has nothing to do with limp. In fact it means clear or lucid, as in… 56 more words


winning, winsome

A winsome person is charming and pleasant, maybe even a bit lighthearted. We’re more likely to speak about a winsome woman, especially if the woman is capturing the heart of a man. 76 more words