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Desi Lyman
Attended Jamestown Community College
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I used to think that "everyday" was always one word, but I soon learned that I was wrong. "Every day" as two words can literally mean "each day." In the sentence, I feed my dog, Payton every day, can ...
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I was listening in on an "adult" conversation when I heard the homophone "principal/principle" being misused. A man asked a question on which "principal/principle," he should use. A couple other peopl...
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Today I was helping some children in the summer recreation program near my hometown. One child decided to lie to me and say he didn't poke me, when I actually watched him do it. But when he lied and s...
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During this past week, I saw a facebook status that used the word "than" instead of "then." According to this website, http://www.elearnenglishlanguage.com/difficulties/thanthen.html, "than" is a conj...
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I always used to use an apostrophe when referring to a decade, such as the 1920's. I first learned that there should never be an apostrophe when you refer to these dates in a college history class. Th...
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When we were in school weren't we all taught that you have to add an "n" before a word that starts with a vowel and "a" before a consonant. An apple. An elephant. An igloo. A dog. A hand. Come to find...
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Some people may not even know that "fewer" and "less" cannot be switched in and out for each other in a sentence. "Fewer" or "few" are used in a sentence for things that can quantify. In other words, ...
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I kept telling myself that I didn't really mind if someone were to use the wrong "there" in a text, in a email, or on facebook because who really cares, it's not like they're writing a research paper ...
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  • Jamestown Community College
    2012
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