reprieve (verb) – to prevent/postpone (put at a later date) or bring relief (make something less serious or hard) reprieve (noun) – something that is prevented, postponed or that brings relief It was discovered that the exam questions had been leaked, so the exam was reprieved. The convinced criminal’s punishment was reprieved as new evidence had… Continue reading Word to the Wise: reprieve
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low-hanging __________– Something that is easy to get, without a lot of hard work. Choose the right answer: fruit ham job banana scroll down for the answer scroll some more The right answer is: fruit. (from the idea that fruit that hangs low on tree is… Continue reading Instant Idiom: Low-hanging __________
& The Magic Number of Threes Now you’ll be learning how to use commas in a list. You can choose to use commas in the American style or in the British style. Americans usually use this format: Apples, pears, and cherries. British format omits (deletes) the last comma before the “and:’ Apples, pears and cherries.… Continue reading Use of Commas in a List
persevere (verb) – to continue an action even if there is little hope that it will succeed or when things are difficult. persevering (adjective) – continuing an action even if there is little hope that it will succeed or when things are difficult. perseveringly (adverb) – continuing an action even if there is little hope… Continue reading Word to the Wise: persevere
Undernchiever has some tips to perk you up: That’s enough for one day, don’t you think?
Want to read a beautiful poem? Yes, let’s. The Voice by Thomas Hardy WOMAN much missed, how you call to me, call to me, Saying that now you are not as you were When you had changed from the one who was all to me, But as at first, when our day was fair. Can it… Continue reading Line by Line Analyis of The Voice – by Thomas Hardy