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Profile: Parpar1836
User Name: Parpar1836
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Occupation: Editor, researcher, writer
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Topic: what is the name of this type of hat?
Posted: Friday, July 5, 2019 12:55:57 PM
A digression: Drago, what catalogue are those Himalayan has from?
Topic: One of my favorite words is lox
Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019 6:24:44 PM
"Sack" is found in the Book of Genesis (the story of Joseph), so it's another ancient word that has retained its meaning and pronunciation.
Topic: I’ve been here since three months.
Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 8:25:23 PM
I've been here for three months is correct.
I've been here since I started school three months ago, or I've been here since I moved in three months ago is also correct.

"Since three months" is ungrammatical.
"For three months is grammatical.
Topic: have not thought vs. had not thought
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:12:04 PM
The first one is grammatically correct, but stilted.


I haven't thought about it.
I haven't given it any thought.
Topic: Is there one word for the opposite of 'capitalised'?
Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:51:32 AM
Decapitalize and decapitalizing would be acceptable usage.
Topic: In the classroom in front of the art class
Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 10:55:13 PM
Trish thoroughly enjoyed her job as art professor. And she had a way of asserting her individuality. While the other women on the teaching staff wore sober dresses, often dark and unadorned, Trish wore jeans and colorful tops, often embroidered or embellished with beads. Today, over her plain white shirt, she wore a red vest that shimmered with gold threads and had exotic-looking buttons.

She was writing several columns of outlined notes and terms on the whiteboard. For the second time in the week she had arrived late, and was anxious to avoid being challenged again by the Principal. The students, sensing her anxiety, studiously copied down the notes in their notebooks.
Topic: Do native speakers use 'shifted' to mean 'moved'?
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 5:44:43 PM
I'm unfamiliar with the "shifted house" expression (I guess it's regional), but am familiar with these:

I've changed my address.

I have a new address.

I recently moved to a new place.

I've relocated.
Topic: Wish I can
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 6:39:35 PM
No. But there are several ways to express this:

"Gee, I'd love to ride that!"
"I wish I could ride that . . . maybe I can!"
"I want to try riding that."
"I'd take a ride on that if only I had the money."
"I think I'll try riding that . . . I'm daring enough!"
Topic: I am bespectacled, wearing spectacles, wearing glasses
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 6:37:54 PM
"Bespectacled" turns up in mostly a literary context. It can have a slightly pejorative connotation, e.g., "The professor whom we thought would be a fiery-eyed, wild-haired demagogue was an ordinary-looking, bespectacled, balding chap in a nondescript jacket and tie."
Topic: The most meaningful and meaningful English vocabulary
Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:54:46 PM
Melisma: a musical phrase

Emerald: a precious stone, often green

Responsibility: "the ability to respond"

Lilac: the flowering shrub that made Rochester, NY famous

Periwinkle: a "lilac-blue" color (I'm biased; this is one of my faves)

Taffeta: an old-fashioned silky textile, renowned for its rustle

Filigree: a delicate tracery of stone, textile, or metal wirework

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