What are run-on sentences and how to get rid of them
A run-on sentence is two or more independent clauses incorrectly presented in a single sentence. They are considered bad because they can be distracting to readers and prevent the writer from clearly communicating information. So what is an “independent clause”? In grammar, a clause is a group of words that includes a subject and a … Continue Reading
The most delicious food I’ve ever had…
It’s very difficult to choose one because I tasted so many delicious foods that I’ll never forget… Do you remember this delicious dish I posted a year ago with spring vegetables of the garden (carrots, onions, green peas (or gourmet peas), turnips) and tender lamb, without forgetting the delicious sauce? It was called “Easter Recipe” … Continue Reading
Yes, this post is about beer, so here is a health warning: Alcohol is bad for your health. A little alcohol is a little bad for your health, a lot of alcohol is very bad for your health. Now let’s talk beer… ;-) Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drinks … Continue Reading
Earliest cherry blossoms in 1,200 years
Think of Japan in the spring, and the image that comes to mind is likely the country’s famous cherry blossoms, also known as “sakura” – white and pink flowers, blooming across cities and mountains, their petals covering the ground. But this year, cherry blossom season has come and gone in the blink of an eye, … Continue Reading
Amazon vs the union: The vote the online giant fears
Amazon workers have voted to decide whether they want to be represented by a labor union or not. The results are not expected until later this week but if they say yes, it will become Amazon’s first US union. Amazon argues its wages and benefits are industry-beating and has gone into battle to persuade workers … Continue Reading
Since the husband-wife relationship is…
Since the husband-wife relationship is so controversial and interesting at the same time, I have an idea for a topic: What makes you pick “A” person as a wife or husband and not “Another” one? In other words, what is behind our reasoning when we are choosing the other half?
Helicopter crash? But ‘helicopter’ is a noun…
In the Question Time series, we discuss your language-related questions and problems. Talking about the way one of her comments was corrected, Blandine asked: But what about “helicopter crash”? I wanted to write it but I thought that helicopter is a noun and not an adjective.
What If Women Ruled The World?
What If Women Ruled The World? That’s the title of a show bringing together actresses and experts to explore whether women can come up with better solutions to the planet’s problems than men. I absolutely do think the world would be a better place if women ruled it. I absolutely do. I think there would … Continue Reading
Writing Workshop: birthday present
What you see below is a poorly written text with quite a few mistakes: You don’t seem happy of your birthday present. Don’t you like it? What?! You wanted diamond necklace?! Who do you think am I? Bill Gates? No! I never said I will buy you jewellery! Stop to have such unrealistic expectations. You … Continue Reading
Reading Club: The Spy Who Came in From The Cold (1.4)
In the Reading Club series, we read books together, enjoy them, and learn from them. This is the fourth part of John le Carré‘s The Spy Who Came in From The Cold. Chapter 1: Checkpoint PART 4 That damned woman, thought Leamas, and that fool Karl, who’d lied about her. Lied by omission, as they … Continue Reading
FROM THE ARCHIVES:
It’s only on the brink that people find the will to change
When a sphere from space lands in New York’s Central Park, the world is faced with a question. The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 2008 American science fiction drama film and a loose adaptation of the 1951 film of the same name. Let’s watch one of its best scenes together:
Golden Globes, coronavirus, documenting emperor penguins, and noisy oceans
Here are some interesting reads (and videos to watch): Golden Globes 2021 winners – in two minutes Your round-up of who won what at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, on the BBC. Chadwick Boseman’s widow accepted a posthumous prize for the actor and more Watch this 2- minute video. The above video has … Continue Reading
There are lots of expressions with the word “fish” in English and today we are going to have a look at some of them.