• From the BBC's web site today 'Liberal black Congressman Charles Rangel said of him: "Colin Powell is a military guy, and he doesn't care who he works for, he just salutes." ' Odd that it omits to tell us Rangel's religion or leg measurement, don't ...
  • Hubby is currently tearing at his hair in another round of marking. I've disappeared to the PC to let him go to it. (Well that's my excuse). One of his students provided the quote of the night. "Despite its lack of definition, globalisation, has ...
  • Among the seemingly excessive number of paragraph breaks, there's this sentence, "We'd just been to Stanley to look at the other one, were tucking into our bacon butties and then we got the call to come here!" So, just what are bacon butties? At, http://tinyurl.com/2c2u5 or http://icnewcastle.icnetwork.co.uk/sundaysun/news/tm object ...
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    I have to write a Narrative Paragraph for my English class in college and was wondering if anyone could give me an example of one? Please? Thanks!
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    What does it mean to teach bad? It means, in particular, that you are unable to answer... 1) ... why Harriet Beecher Stowe did not follow in her Uncle Tom's Cabin the so called 'state verbs rule' with such a brilliant phrase as: "...if I should only ...
  • I read some of the paragraphs about the latest US military personnel killed in action in Iraq. One of the sentences struck me as weird: "... died when he received small arms fire in .." I'd've said "... died {of/from} small arms fire in .." Comments? Franke: ...
  • Dear Sis: For the first time, when reporting the doings in aue, I must report my disappointment with the group of late. The recent topics have been so boring, so mundane, and so achingly detailed in minutia that reading aue is like having to ...
  • I'm signing a sales contract. It's rather short. Just one paragraph. It shouldn't be that difficult for native English speakers. I'll be selling a product that the company makes. I want to know its consequences. If someone can help, I'll email ...
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    In reference to Daily Mail - what's the meaning of this paragraph? nona the brit We do seem to be good at having rail...Emotion: sad spinnaker Why do you mean? Were recently any... nona the brit Hi Spinnaker, There haven't been any others very... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6392041.stm I have no idea how this compares with... July 2005: A train driver was killed... 6 November 2004: Seven people died... August 2003: A train driver died... 10 May 2002: Seven people were killed... 28 February 2001: Ten people were... 17 October 2000: Four people were... spinnaker Hi nona, I'm wondered if you have a big... Furthermore it's sad that there were... I'm interested if you travel by train... Thank you very much indeed! Marius Hancu The whole Europe (including the UK)... spinnaker Well it gives varieties! Italians or... nona the brit I don't know how we compare to other... I don't use the train much but then I... Some of these accidents are just that... spinnaker In London you have to buy a ticket to... nona the brit You mean the congestion charge. You... spinnaker I think it's something good to take...  ...
  • This query is only marginally off topic. It's not about English nor even about word processors, but about the Windows interface and insert/overwrite modes. I'm a hunt and peck typist who tends to keep his eyes on the keyboard, and occasionally I ...
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