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“Is it now acceptable grammar to say ‘[is a much better advocate] than me and 95% of my colleagues …'”? So asks a commenter in the recent thread about the Mann v.

“Is it now acceptable grammar to say ‘[is a much better advocate] than me and 95% of my colleagues …'”?

Steyn lawsuit: Your English doesn’t impress me …. Is it now acceptable grammar to say “than me and 95% of my colleagues (are)”? The original commenter had written, “I am a lawyer and I’m confident that Steyn is a much better advocate than me and 95% of my colleagues.” The answer to the grammar objector’s rhetorical question is, “yes, and it has been for ages.” A Way with Words. Science can answer moral questions - Sam Harris. Sam Harris is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, and Free Will.

Science can answer moral questions - Sam Harris

Sam Harris' first novel, The End of Faith, provides a harrowing glimpse of mankind’s willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when these beliefs inspire the worst of human atrocities. Osama bin Laden was the founder of al Qaeda, the jihadist organization that claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks on the United States, along with numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets.

What do you know about Muslim women? Explore the question of why they cover their heads and much more. Project Reason is a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. What constitutes a good life? English Online France. Adjectives.

English Online France

BBC Learning English - Course: intermediate / Unit 1. Skills. LearnEnglish Apps. Interesting Things for ESL/EFL Students (Fun English Study) Read and Speak English Everyday in the Best Way. English-German Vocabulary Quizzes. <CENTER><a href=" English-German Vocabulary Quizzes Quizzes to Help You Learn and Review Vocabulary This is a part of The Internet TESL Journal's Activities for ESL Students <HR NOSHADE SIZE=99><h1>Warning</h2><B>These quizzes require a JavaScript-enabled browser.

English-German Vocabulary Quizzes

</b><BR><TT>You have JavaScript disabled or a browser that doesn't support JavaScript. <BR><TT>You need either Netscape 3 or newer OR Explorer 4.0 or newer. Would you like to help? All quizzes are written by volunteers.If you are interested in contributing to this project, please download the template.txt to see how it is done. Content Library - OpenStax CNX. Active and Passive Voice. Summary: This handout will explain the difference between active and passive voice in writing.

Active and Passive Voice

It gives examples of both, and shows how to turn a passive sentence into an active one. Also, it explains how to decide when to choose passive voice instead of active. Contributors:April Toadvine, Allen Brizee, Elizabeth AngeliLast Edited: 2012-10-12 03:05:53 Active voice is used for most non-scientific writing. Image Caption: The action is performed upon the sentence subject, meaning this sentence is passive (indirect).

Image Caption: This is an example of the active voice because the sentence subject performs the action. Upper Intermediate. Dictionary / Wörterbuch. The effective use of English - The effective use of English - LDT101_11_1.0. Except for third party materials and/or otherwise stated (see terms and conditions) the content in OpenLearn is released for use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike 2.0 licence.

The effective use of English - The effective use of English - LDT101_11_1.0

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Text_Structure_Guide.pdf. Cohesion: linking words and phrases. 1.33 Cohesion: linking words and phrases You can use words or short phrases which help to guide your reader through your writing, and to link sentences, paragraphs and sections both forwards and backwards.

Cohesion: linking words and phrases

Good use will make what you have written easy to follow; bad use might mean your style is disjointed, probably with too many short sentences, and consequently difficult to follow. Your mark could be affected either way. The best way to "get a feel" for these words is through your reading. Most textbooks and articles are well-written and will probably include a lot of these cohesive devices.

Don't forget "AND"! There follows a list of words and phrases that can be used. Here are just a few examples of some of the words in action: Misused_english_terminology_eu_publications_en.pdf. Replacing Informal Words with Academic Vocabulary in Writing. Time » 30 – 45 minutes. IntelliVocab for GRE and GMAT. Free guides. Writing for a Purpose.