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Ambiguous Sentences

Ambiguous Sentences
I came across this headline in the Wall Street Journal: Republicans Grill IRS Chief Over Lost Emails This type of sentence has great possibilities because of its two different interpretations: Republicans harshly question the chief about the emailsRepublicans cook the chief using email as the fuel It’s a perfect tool to: demonstrate careful reading, showcase the need for editing, and encourage creativity and divergent thinking. Even More Meanings The ambiguous headline took me back to my college days, when a professor shared this sentence: I saw a man on a hill with a telescope. It seems like a simple statement, until you begin to unpack the many alternate meanings: There’s a man on a hill, and I’m watching him with my telescope. See how many meanings your students can catch! More Examples Here are some other ambiguous sentences (more at this wikipedia page): We saw her duck. He fed her cat food. Look at the dog with one eye. Include A Classic Challenging Parts of Speech Create Your Own

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A to X Writing Advice, Courtesy of Copy Chief Benjamin Dreyer There’s no such word as moreso.Mucus is a noun; mucous is an adjective.Nerve-racking, not -wracking; racked with guilt, not wracked with guilt.One buys a newspaper at a newsstand, not a newstand. An ordinance is a law; ordnance is ammo.Palette has to do with color; palate has to do with taste; a pallet is, among other things, something you sleep on. Eugene Pallette was a character actor; he’s particularly good in the 1943 film Heaven Can Wait.Nounwise, a premier is a diplomat; a premiere is something one attends. “Premier” is also, of course, an adjective denoting quality.That which the English call paraffin (as in “paraffin stove”), we Americans call kerosene.

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Word's to Describe Tone, Attitude, and Mood - Vocabulary List accusatory expressing the assignment of blame or guiltDiamond started to fight back, pointing an accusatory finger at the Bank of England. apathetic showing little or no emotion or animationHe also missed his first five field goal attempts and appeared apathetic about attacking the basket. awe an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admirationHis words, filled with awe, help illustrate how far he has journeyed. bitter expressive of severe grief or regretMaybe he is bitter about being nominated and not winning?

Top 20 Best PowerPoint Presentations Looking for the best PowerPoint presentations to inspire you? We searched high and low to provide you with an out of this world list of the best PowerPoint presentation designs. Presentations don’t only have to be used the day of your pitch. Now with sites like SlideShare, presentations are a great medium for creating unique content. Newspaper Blackout Poetry - Visual News Sometimes in life you can only grasp the true beauty of things when you read between the lines. That is exactly what Austin Kleon has been doing to old newspapers. Using a black marker, he takes away the words he doesn’t need, creating new poetic verses. List of linguistic example sentences The following is a partial list of linguistic example sentences illustrating various linguistic phenomena. Ambiguity[edit] Different types of ambiguity which are possible in language. Lexical ambiguity[edit] Demonstrations of words which have multiple meanings dependent on context. In port, the portly porter ported the port, through the port port.

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Edge Cases Increase Complexity In my computer science days, we learned to watch for edge cases: extreme situations that challenge the system. How will the system handle an email address with an ‘ñ‘ in it, or an email 1,000 letters long? Did we write a program that only handles the obvious cases, or one that truly encompasses all situations? Too Simple = False Security

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