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Topic: Words forever
Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 10:57:49 PM
Topic: Game with verbs
Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 10:52:55 PM
Topic: Is this grammatical?
Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 8:38:01 PM
The sentence is rather long. I suggest:

Therefore, clarifying what irony is may prevent researchers from being vague in their treatment of it.

Then we can restore the comma, which corresponds to a pause in speaking the sentence.
Topic: one of
Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 8:15:18 PM
I tend to agree with BobShilling that there is no significant difference. The first sentence says, in effect, that progress and development have different aspects, and that personal development is one of these aspects (hence the definite article).

Romany wrote:
The first would only be used if you have already discussed various aspects of progress and development including personal development...and we'd indicate that by finishing the sentence "...already discussed." "...outlined previously", "discussed in the Introduction." i.e. ONE of THE many things already discussed.

In that case, I think we would say "is one of the aspects...", since the "only" would be redundant.
Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 6:54:41 AM
Topic: Limericks
Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 10:16:32 PM
There was a young fellow from Guinea
Who drove a decrepit old Mini.
Though rough strips of leather
Just held it together,
It sounded alarmingly tinny.

When questioned by worried MPs
About a contagious disease,
The minister said:
"We think it is spread
Like this" - and he gave a loud sneeze.

A waiter dropped two heavy platters,
Which left someone's ballgown in tatters.
"You've ruined my dress!"
Cried the shocked baroness.
Said the waiter: "I don't think it matters".
Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 8:02:28 PM
Topic: Say It Differently Game
Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 9:51:51 PM
Delphinus roseus has been declared a species in danger of extinction.

The police officer confiscated the child's water pistol.
Topic: A ready-to-drink
Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 8:08:35 AM
BobShilling wrote:
Ronald Ridout, an immensely prolific and successful writer of school textbooks on English

Ah yes. I well remember his English Workbooks at primary school.
Topic: A ready-to-drink
Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 8:02:39 AM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Preposition, pronoun, conjunction, verb (modal verb, primary verb, full verb), noun, adjective (including articles), adverb and interjections. Numerals could be nouns [pronouns?] or adjectives, depending on the sentence (and a bit later, would be mainly seen as determiners).

That is basically what I learned, in the 1960s. It mostly made sense to me, except that I was not sure why nouns and pronouns were categorised as separate parts of speech, rather than sub-categories of one part. Also, examples such as "She is here" and "They are out" did not seem to fit easily into the simple categories; the words in blue seem to fall halfway between traditional adjectives and adverbs.

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