As of late, Duolingo has somewhat taken the language world by storm. If you haven’t heard of it, not to worry – I’ll fill you in to the best of my ability. I just heard about this app a few months ago, and because I’ve always to be able to speak Spanish to be able … More Have you tried Duolingo?
After reading the title of this post, I figured I should probably stipulate that when I say contractions, I am referring to the grammatical kind, not the pains that are experienced once a woman is in labour. Had I not stipulated which version of the word contraction I am discussing in this post, I may … More Understanding contractions
As I have mentioned here on my blog before, I’ve been dabbling in English tutoring, part-time, for a few months now. So far, I’ve really been enjoying it; I have a handful of clients, varying in age and skill level, and while I very much am a person of routine, I’ve been enjoying the unpredictability … More Gaining knowledge through new opportunities
Spelling is something considered to be a tremendous hurdle for a lot of us to conquer. And, really, I can see why. As someone who studied English in university, I am fully aware of how fucking ridiculous spelling can be within the English language, and, simply put, the spelling of specific words really doesn’t make … More Do you struggle with spelling? Read this
As I mentioned in my former post about punctuation and proper use in the English language, there are a lot more forms of punctuation than we arguably realize. Most of us, when we think of punctuation, consider more common forms of it, for example, periods, exclamation points and question marks. But, as anyone who knows … More Navigating even more punctuation
Within the past couple of months, I’ve been dabbling in tutoring. More specifically, I’m tutoring folks who are looking for some assistance pertaining to the English language, and I’ve been enjoying it so far. Because I haven’t exactly applied my English learnings to a more detailed degree since coming back to work full-time on the … More What in the homonym?
I have started to dabble in a wee bit of English tutoring here and there as of late. I figure it might be beneficial to actually put my education to use, seeing as I’ve been inactive in the journalism world for a while now, and because I was so turned off by journalism in the … More Recognizing the subjectivity of the arts
As most of us English-speaking individuals are well aware, English is a rather unique language in terms of its grammatical stipulations, spelling, and phonetical pronunciation of certain words. I would go so far as to say that a lot of elements of the English language don’t make much sense, and seeing as I studied English … More What in the word?
Anyone who is relatively familiar with the English language could have probably guessed that a single post wouldn’t suffice to delve into the convoluted aspect of understanding how to properly use quotations in this particular language. I probably could have jammed all of the learnings affiliated with proper quotation use in English into one blog … More Navigating the use of quotation marks, continued
English is a damn difficult language to learn. For those of us who were brought up speaking this language, we recognize its intricacies, but they don’t really baffle us all that much because we were taught the language from such a young age. For folks who are not fluent in English and were brought up … More Navigating the use of quotation marks
The other day, I had a bit of a twilight zone moment, if you will. I was exercising in my basement, and for some unknown reason, my mind was suddenly inundated with memories from when I was playing the sport of rugby, which I loved. It was a passion of mine, when I was playing, … More The significance of taking the time to explore what we love
Finding a job you’re qualified for can be tricky nowadays. It seems as though more and more people are struggling to find work in their area of expertise, and I know that for some of us, this is a troubling realization. Right now I am working at a golf course. In my job I do … More It’s okay to be working in a job unrelated to your field