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The Kent State Shootings (1970)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 5:58:45 PM
Yeah, we invaded a neighboring state in order to gain a tactical advantage over the North Vietnamese.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 4:19:10 PM
...however, the leprosy mentioned in the Old Testament is likely an entirely different ailment than the one known today.
I'd like to learn more about that.
Monday, January 25, 2016 10:47:09 AM
Gracias por tu respuesta.
Friday, January 22, 2016 7:21:32 AM
¿Cómo se dice "suicide note" en Español?
¿Sería "La Carta de Suicidio" o "La Nota de Suicidio"?
Gracias. No te preocupes. Este es para un cuento.
Sunday, January 17, 2016 12:01:15 AM
Forgive me if I'm oversimplifying the concept you keep bringing up, but...
The subject is just the name we call the noun that performs the action in a sentence. In the sentence, "Dad ate breakfast," we call Dad the subject. Compare it to what we call the object. "Breakfast" is the object in the previous sentence. Then compare the definitions of the words "subjective" and "objective".
"The" before a noun which by reason of locality can represent only one particular thing
Monday, January 4, 2016 5:44:33 PM
"The" makes something specific. The something that is made specific is a noun. A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea. The noun as an idea, I think, is what you're having difficulty with here.
"The use of violence" in your example above is a concept. So is "the pub". We do use terms like "the pub" when we have a specific pub in mind, but we also use it as a concept.
On the cultural difference between 'you' and 'u'
Friday, December 11, 2015 4:16:35 AM
That's awesome. Thanks for sharing.
The word flow when writing.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 11:42:39 AM
Hey pljames :)
(just saying hi)
Friday, November 20, 2015 11:23:24 AM
I'm just thinking aloud here. I speak American English.
I think this is one of those situations where the subject is implied. Who is being directed to see the action?
I think if you wrote it more formally, it would read: "Let us see if you can jump across the stream." So it's directing the jumper to show us.
Las Mariposas Monarca
Saturday, November 14, 2015 10:45:04 AM
Muchas gracias por su ayuda, Memochas.
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