yesterday at 19:00.
Read on. (via BuzzFeed Books)
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yesterday at 19:12
"You don't have already a lot of books to read at home, don't you?" This site refers to itself as Grammarly, with a tinge of irony.
Elisabeth De Olivera
yesterday at 19:18
"You already have a lot of books to read at home, don't you?" This coming from a native Spanish-speaker with a moderate grasp of the English language. You're welcome! 💩💩
yesterday at 19:39
Just a simple mix of the words can make this actually readable - Don't you already have a lot of books to read at home?*
yesterday at 17:00.
What is "adulting," then?!
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yesterday at 17:03
A person who stops growing along the Y axis and starts growing along the X axis
yesterday at 17:08
Not if you take care of yourself. Diet and exercise.
yesterday at 17:06
Judging by my waistline, something I should stop doing.😀
yesterday at 16:00.
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Thomas Helbech Hansen
yesterday at 16:08
It's so pathetic that this is even the default mindset in our cultures. That's basically like saying that the joy lies in being lazy/relaxing, and working is a pain. Wrong point on some many levels.
Robin Stenger Kiehl
yesterday at 16:17
Friday is not the end of the work week for many, many people. It's actually my Monday.
yesterday at 16:02
Thanusha Danu tomorrow you be like 🤣🤣🤣😭
yesterday at 13:00.
Here's Your Casual Friday Survival Guide
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The Law Of Attraction - What you seek is seeking you
yesterday at 13:10
A great marriage is not when the "perfect couple" comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. Dave Meurer
yesterday at 12:00.
We're confident you can do this.
10 Ways to Project Confidence, Even When You Don't Feel It
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yesterday at 12:40
Nice, kind-of-cheesy article on the psychology of confidence boosting; not much, if anything, to do with grammar.
Grammarly, where are you?
Diane N Peter Dunne
yesterday at 12:53
Kind of off topic but I just learned this. If you need to project a false smile, don't flare your nostrils. It takes practice but it won't look as forced.
yesterday at 15:41
I am a master at confidently projecting confidence that I don't have confidence.
06/22/2017 at 20:00.
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06/22/2017 at 20:29
smokers are really running out of places to enjoy their habit
06/22/2017 at 20:07
How progressive. You go Minnesota, we all know the hazards of second hand smoke on the aquatic species.
Peter W. Meek
yesterday at 11:41
My dad used to do that as a "party trick". He would touch a lit (short) (unfiltered) cigarette to the tip of his tongue (where it would stick), curl his tongue back into his mouth, do a dive off the board, and come up smoking. Never failed to amuse. Good thing he never tried it in Minnesota.
06/22/2017 at 19:00.
Image Credit: Gemma Correll
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06/22/2017 at 20:05
This cartoon supposes that Americans know what an 'aubergine' is. Here we would call it a 'pugplant'.
06/22/2017 at 20:51
Rochelle, vegetables and dogs. You'll love this.
yesterday at 03:45
courgette = zucchini in French...had to look that one up 😆
06/22/2017 at 16:00.
WARNING: MAY CONTAIN RED PEN.
How to Give Writing Feedback that’s Constructive, Not Crushing
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06/22/2017 at 17:16
Learn to take constructive criticism, correct your mistakes and move on!
I didn't have to worry about my teachers correcting my papers because my mother and or my sister read and corrected every paper I ever wrote. I will always be thankful for that. I'd rather have been educated and corrected than to be illiterate and pampered.
06/22/2017 at 17:08
One thing I try to say - if it's true - is that I've made the corrections because I think the work shows enough promise to be worth my trouble. If it were hopeless, there'd be no point.
yesterday at 04:45
I always used green and students used red when proofing each others essays. They loved it. Each reader made one positive comment and one helpful teaching comment. When students were reading each others' essays--the essays did not have names on them, but numbers--each essay got three readers, hence three positive comments and three helpful comments. It takes some training, but students got really good at this and they were 7th graders.
06/22/2017 at 14:00.
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06/22/2017 at 16:16
I cannot manage even an e-reader nowadays; I am hoping that this may change in a while but am not pinning my hopes on it. I am dependent on an iPod (I have two) and audio books. Why is it that, when travelling with friends, they can read books and newspapers but I am "rude" when I put my ear buds in and listen?
06/22/2017 at 18:33
Good advice, but isn't Lemony Snicket the guy who write about all those bad-luck people who have series of unfortunate events? I'd rather have role models who aren't always going from one disaster to the next. 🙃
Laurie McPhee Walsh
06/22/2017 at 15:44
My husband and I enjoy this many evenings. Sometimes we each look up, smile at eachother, and go back to our books.
06/22/2017 at 13:00.
Technology to Supercharge Your Writing
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06/21/2017 at 19:00.
Can We Guess the Novel That Matches Your Personality?
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06/22/2017 at 11:38
"Their eyes were watching god". I've never heard of it, but it has nothing to do with the answers I gave. Also the questions were very US-centric and failed to see that some people like cold places and don't have a best friend.
06/22/2017 at 08:36
Yup. Just finished The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox-an unexpectedly deliciously written book. Am now in 'quality book' withdrawal so if anyone can recommend a new 'hit' to take the edge off my existential pain...😉
06/21/2017 at 20:02
I got Journey to the Centre of the Earth, but I think it's coz I said I wanted to live someplace warm and like "ethnic" food. 🙄
06/21/2017 at 16:00.
Coworker: "How's it going?"
Small Talk 101 for Introverts at Work
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06/22/2017 at 03:06
Remember the 20second rule. I have been bored senseless trying to get a word in. Waiting for the opportunity to say something does not make a conversation, it is an interruption to a monologue,
06/21/2017 at 17:03
Dear Grammarly, I'm wondering if you can help find out why '...er' has gone missing and been replaced with 'more'. I've noticed many now say/write:
'....it's more scarce.'
'...it makes it more big.'
'...because it makes it more light.'
'...it becomes more heavy.'
I just saw a politician interviewed and he said: "...we are trying to make it more fair.'
Sincerely, Vee Zachary
06/21/2017 at 23:37
I keep forgetting that when people greet me with, "How are you?" They don't expect "Fine, thanks" and end of conversation, they expect, "How about you?" or something similar. I only realised this when the responses kept being along the lines of, "I'm good." *sigh* Life on the autism spectrum.
06/21/2017 at 14:10.
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06/21/2017 at 14:15
But how do they organize a space party? They planet.
06/21/2017 at 14:11
At the space bar
Katy Elizabeth Quinn
06/22/2017 at 07:48
Conor Ellie Semaj a new one for the list😂
06/21/2017 at 13:00.
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06/21/2017 at 13:25
"I once shot an elephant in my pajamas. How an elephant got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho.
Amy Dobson Ferster
06/21/2017 at 15:20
Lea Stricklin Scott, let's have t shirts made like this for middle school readers with top points. I know we're not ar but it will be a goal...and the shirt is great!
Becky Manternach Schuett
06/21/2017 at 17:54
"Remember, men, you're fighting for this woman's honor, which is probably more than SHE ever did." - Groucho Marx in Duck Soup
06/21/2017 at 11:00.
How to Improve Your Writing Skills in One Afternoon
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06/21/2017 at 14:13
Write. Check your spelling and grammar. Repeat. When you need a break read it back, aloud if that helps. Edit what you don't like. Continue until you like it all. Done.
Sherryl Frost Braughton
yesterday at 19:47
If someone doesn't understand correct grammar and spelling, editing isn't going to help. The only thing that WILL help is caring.
Amanda Ruth Bayhi Clifton
06/21/2017 at 16:56
Mike White These are some great tips that might be helpful if you have to write any more papers for school!
06/20/2017 at 20:00.
Isn't this the worst?
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06/20/2017 at 20:55
That is why I rarely read at work. Some days I have lots of downtime between appointments, but if I am reading during that time, I will get very irritated when I receive word that my next client has arrived.
Matheus Di Assisi
06/21/2017 at 00:02
That dreadful moment when, in order to deal with people, we've got to move away from all our witches, vampires and ghosts.
06/21/2017 at 14:21
Tiffany Lloyd since I've been off, I've succeeded 500 pages of my book. I get so annoyed when my kids ask me to do things like feed or water them 🙄
06/20/2017 at 18:10.
Seriously. This is hard.
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06/21/2017 at 19:41
THE KATZ! take care of that problem - then I get my coffee as reward (no thanks from the cats). Every now and then I get to have my coffee first...
06/22/2017 at 01:21
Need to rejig your life if this is true. Think of kids getting out of bed Xmas morning. If you are living right then every morning should feel a bit like that. Go hard!
06/20/2017 at 18:11
Especially when your normally cold country is hit with a sudden blast of heat... bleh...
06/20/2017 at 16:00.
9 Tips for Effective Communication in the Workplace
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06/20/2017 at 21:10
I think many employers place too great an emphasis on teamwork and not enough on working independently. Studies show we're often at our most creative when we work alone.
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06/21/2017 at 02:27
Who first came up with "it takes teamwork to...." etc.? I would like to punch them in the throat.
06/21/2017 at 07:46
Remember that there is no "I" in the word team.
06/20/2017 at 14:00.
Image Credit: The Awkward Yeti
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06/20/2017 at 14:22
Could you send that Inspiration over to me when they are done? My heart is not into the essay I need to finish for a course.
Chris F Keller
06/20/2017 at 14:29
If there was a second panel, it would be Inspiration pouring cold water over Brain and kicking it until it's completely alerted and awake. In the middle of the night. After just falling asleep.
Lydia S. McWhorter
06/20/2017 at 18:36
Chris McWhorter ... do what?
I always thought the Desperation was the mother of Invention and the daddy's name was Necessity in little sister's name was Creativity. The snarky relative, INSPIRATION is just outrageous! ;-)
06/20/2017 at 13:00.
Don't be that guy. Tame your email typos.
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06/20/2017 at 19:10
I, for one, have trouble with hyphenated, conjoined words, and words that should be separated. Grammarly keeps me straight on that but I still don't know the rule that determines what is which.
06/20/2017 at 13:06
Please don't start your email with "I am writing this email to let you know that..." It's obvious you were writing it at some point, because the words are on the screen. Just get on with what you have to say and don't bore your recipient with filler words. Miss me on "I want you to know that" or "I'd like to tell you that," too. Stop!
06/21/2017 at 02:57
I too have issues with Grammarly, It interferes too much with my British-Canadian style of writing. I use z not s in "realize, summarize, theorize etc.." as well as foreign words and tough words that are not recognized by Grammarly. I spell the words, armour, humour, labour, neighbour, honour which drive Grammarly mad! Otherwise, I almost have no need for the guidance! I write posts in the Spanish language too - and that never sits well with Grammarly.