Tag Archives: English

Translating English into English

I needed four students plus the one who wrote the above (actually 6 pages of the above) to translate this assignment for me. “This is like discovering a new language in an archeological dig,” RD smirked. One student kept translating … Continue reading

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Yesterday morning and last night

I received the following text from my son who is presently teaching English in Japan: A student wrote, “I cleaned my room last morning” and my JTE corrected it to “yesterday morning.” So then the student asked, why “last night” … Continue reading

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Spread the word…

Indeed! Adopt-a-word. This is a plea from Oxford Dictionaries/ Oxford University Press: Each year hundreds of words are dropped from the English language. Old words, wise words, hard-working words. Words that once led meaningful lives, but now lie unused, unloved … Continue reading

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