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“No one keeps up his enthusiasm automatically. Enthusiasm must be nourished with
new actions, new aspirations, new efforts, new vision. It is one’s own fault if
his enthusiasm is gone; he has failed to feed it.”
Diana Hacker, author
of "A Writer's Reference," states that there are four kinds of
sentences, each with a different purpose. She says that we use
declarative sentences to make statements, imperative sentences to issue
requests or commands, interrogative sentences to ask questions, and
exclamatory sentences to make exclamations. Here are some sentences I
put together that reflect her comments.
DECLARATIVE It's better to be safe than sorry.
IMPERATIVE Obey the speed limit.
INTERROGATIVE How do you feel about chocolate?
EXCLAMATORY It's snowing in Phoenix!
people just have a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time.
They are being, "Hung By the Tongue!"
Wordcount - Tracking the Way We Use
"an interactive presentation of the 86,800 most frequently used English
words." Search by specific word or by rank number and find it and the
words that follow it in rank, which makes for some interesting
combinations, for instance, LibraryLivedFitProgressBelieved.
Grammar and Punctuation for the Web: What's Proper?
Most of us were educated to believe that there is one "correct" (and
fairlyformal) version of English grammar and punctuation, and any deviation
that is mere sloppiness. Not true! The whole point of grammar and
punctuation is to enhance understanding - not to enforce rigid
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Explore English Words Derived from Latin-Greek Origins
A program of Latin-Greek cross references
that will enhance your English-vocabulary skills and word studies!
wonder of vocabulary words by focusing on the Latin and Greek prefixes,
roots, and suffixes used in English vocabulary.
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"Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful
things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing
is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in
Words of the Heart
It is said that one can miss the meaning of life by 18 inches: the
average distance between the heart and the brain. Try shortening that
distance by identifying the following words.
1. cordate: (a) taking on the sound of
a heartbeat; (b) taking on the rhythm of a heartbeat;
(c) shaped like a heart; (d) of the
2. cockles of the heart: (a) the core
of one's being; (b) the principal involuntary-muscle
tissues of the vertebrate heart made up of striated fibers joined at
usually branched ends and functioning in synchronized rhythmic
contraction; (c) the chest conceived of as the seat of
the emotions and intimate feelings; (d) deliberate
display of emotion for effect.
3. digitalis: (a) the blocking of a
coronary artery of the heart by a thrombus; (b) the
dried powdered leaf of the common foxglove; (c) hair
tonic for the would-be heartthrob; (d) paralysis of the
thumbs, fingers, and toes.
4. hearty: (a) giving unqualified
support; (b) capable of withstanding adverse
conditions; (c) intrepidly daring; (d)
marked by originality and verve.
5. heartstrings: (a) the two middle
strings of a six-string guitar; (b) a string of beads;
(c) the deepest emotions or affections; (d)
the characteristic speech of a region, locality, or group of people.
6. sweetheart neckline: (a) a round
collarless neckline; (b) having a diagonally
overlapping neckline or closing; (c) a wide neckline
that extends toward the tips of the shoulders; (d) a
neckline for women's clothing that is high in back and low in front
where it is scalloped to resemble the top of a heart.
7. artery: (a) any of the tubular
branching muscular- and elastic-walled vessels that carry blood from the
heart through the body; (b) any of the smallest blood
vessels connecting arterioles with venules and forming networks
throughout the body; (c) any of the tubular branching
muscular- and elastic-walled vessels that carry blood to the heart from
the rest of the body; (d) an abnormally dilated and
8. atrium: (a) the central room of a
Roman house; (b) a many-storied court in a building (as
a hotel) usually with a skylight; (c) either of the
chambers of the heart that receives blood from the veins and forces it
into the ventricle or ventricles; (d) all the above.
9. major suit: (a) either of the suits
hearts or diamonds having superior scoring value in bridge; (b)
either of the suits hearts or clubs having superior scoring value in
bridge; (c) when Buffett sues Gates; (d)
either of the suits hearts or spades having superior scoring value in
10. poblano: (a) a large heart-shaped
tortilla made of corn and filled with tomatoes; (b) a
large usually mild heart-shaped chili pepper especially when fresh and
dark green; (c) an atypical sound of the heart
typically indicating a functional or structural abnormality; (d)
Spanish for love problem.