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Topic: Balanced life
Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 12:42:54 AM

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving”, said by Albert Einstein.

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Topic: I didn't know he is/was gay.
Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 11:54:08 AM
As such, in the given circumstances, it should be

I never knew that he is a gay. IMO.

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Topic: I don't remember when was the last time I went to the cinema.
Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 11:47:04 AM
IMO, it should be

I don't remember,the last time I went to a cinema hall to watch/enjoy a film/picture/cinema.

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Topic: Should "Sir" be in lower case?
Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 11:06:45 AM
Either is Ok.

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Topic: Get help vs take help
Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 11:03:20 AM
Not much difference. IMO

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Topic: DID YOU KNOW? Lollygag
Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 10:56:03 AM
Hats Off to you, hedy.
Well researched word. Wonderful. Excellent.

You know better adjectives. Add all those.Applause Applause Applause Applause

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Topic: Is ten years' jail correct?
Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:54:44 AM
At the most basic level, the fundamental difference between jail and prison is the length of stay for inmates. Think short-term and long-term. Jails are usually run by local law enforcement and/or local government agencies, and are designed to hold inmates awaiting trial or serving a short sentence. Often “short” is designated as a misdemeanor conviction versus a felony, so in some instances where misdemeanor sentences are run consecutively, one may spend more than a year in jail. Jails often operate work release programs and boot camps, and some offer educational, substance abuse, and vocational programs. While many of these programs are designed to help the inmates change their lives and improve themselves so they stand a better chance of avoiding a return visit, they also have the added benefit of keeping the inmates occupied and less likely to cause problems for jailers.

Prisons, on the other hand, are typically operated by either a state government or the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). These are designed to hold individuals convicted of more serious crimes, typically any felony. Prisons offer different programs to inmates depending on the inmate's level of custody (i.e., minimum, medium, or maximum security, solitary confinement, etc.). Minimum and medium security programs include halfway houses, work release programs, and community restitution centers. Typically those who are eligible for such programs are nearing the end of their prison terms.

So "He was sentenced to 10 years in prison." is correct.

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Topic: The Straits Times
Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:47:51 AM
I would prefer the second sentence.

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Topic: Which is the correct sentence: #1 or #2?
Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:44:22 AM
I am unable to fund the difference between the two sentences.
However the title is always written capitalizing the first letter.

'The New Paper' like 'The Straits Times' is correct.

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Topic: Meaning of 'historian'?
Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 9:55:27 AM
A historian is a person who researches, studies, and writes about the past, and is regarded as an authority on it. Historians are concerned with the continuous, methodical narrative and research of past events as relating to the human race; as well as the study of all history in time.

The answer to your question, Koh, is a big 'No'. IMO

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