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Topic: I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace.
Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 8:14:01 AM
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Topic: Objectivity and justice have nothing to do with one another.
Posted: Sunday, July 5, 2015 6:06:53 AM
Daemon wrote:
Objectivity and justice have nothing to do with one another.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Topic: What was Peter's reason not to answer the phone?
Posted: Friday, July 3, 2015 2:38:06 AM
DavidLearn wrote:
Hello teachers,
This is a comprehension question that I did from the text. Is it correct as well as the answers? I think the conjunction 'that' is necessary in both answers. If so, why is that?
What was Peter's reason not to answer the phone?
a) Peter's reason not to answer the phone was that he was not in the mood to talk to anybody.
b) It was that Peter was not in the mood to talk to anybody.

The next day, Peter didn't get up until noon. Then he went downstairs, had his breakfast, and sat in the armchair for the rest of the day. Sheila wasn't at home, and that was very good for Peter because he didn't want to talk to her. The phone rang a few times, but he didn’t answer it. He was not in the mood to talk to anybody.


hmm i think its a
Topic: To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have...
Posted: Friday, July 3, 2015 2:24:54 AM
Daemon wrote:
To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it—who can say this is not greatness?

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)

hmm agree and nice
Topic: Fiction and Italicization
Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2015 2:07:27 AM
EmmaGuinness wrote:
Just wondering, in a first person fiction narrative, is it necessary to italicize the thoughts of characters?

It's not something I've been done that often, but I'm curious.

i.e. "He must be desperate, I thought, I’m not exactly date material."

^ I'm guessing that if this were to be italicized, it would only be "He must be desperate", right?

In one example I've seen, in a third person narrative is: "Pointless, he thought"

Whereas in another, it isn't done: I like buttons, so I thought, 'Hey, why not? I'll do it too'.

Just wondered what people here think as on this site, arguably it's not necessary in fiction...

You can eliminate the use of and need for italics if you’re using first-person narration or deep POV in third-person narration. Since the reader knows and feels he’s in the character’s head, there’s no need to use italics to highlight character thoughts or dialogue directed to the character from himself. (

I tend to use italics in memoirs for important thoughts for the sake of emphasis, though there have been instances where I've used them a lot...

Topic: It's only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose.
Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 2:51:40 AM
Daemon wrote:
It's only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

in this amazing world i think we have to do something
its not wrong in doing mistakes
i think mistakes makes man perfect
if the past people didnt do anything we cant enjoy our life with these technology
Topic: I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is, or should be, an existence of yours beyond you.
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 5:49:45 AM
JMV wrote:
There is the corporal you and the spiritual you. They tend to bicker like jealous siblings. The conflict between flesh and spirit is a common biblical theme and is not unique to Christianity.
My advice, for what it's worth: work on the spiritual you. Many go to gyms to work out and look good on the outside, but it's what's on the inside that really needs attention.

"For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come." (I Timothy 4:8)

Ya I agree with your quote
Topic: Follow your honest convictions and be strong.
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 5:14:16 AM
Nice quote
But I dont think this is applicable for today
Lets try to follow this
Topic: Welcome to TheFreeDictionary Language Forums!
Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 2:34:10 AM
GoldmanM wrote:
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this site is really nice
but i thgink
u have to provide audio for reading full articles
it makes boring when we try to read full article
if there is audio
it would be even more better
Topic: One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 2:26:28 AM
Daemon wrote:
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.

Agatha Christie (1890-1976)

ya i agree