BLOG ENTRY # 1300
I am taking this opportunity to pat myself on the back with the posting of this entry, # 1,300.
My first blog entry occurred on April 6, 2007, four and one half years ago and I have reproduced it at the end of this posting.
Thank you to all who have read, and contributed to, my endeavours and rants to improve the use of the English language.
Thank you to all teachers who have used this blog as a daily writing lesson for their classes.
Please suggest this blog as a forum for others who take pride in correct English usage.
Feel free to access the archives of entries; they are full of suggestions and examples to help improve our writing and speaking skills.
Though “classic” and “classical” share a common root, the meanings of the words are somewhat divergent.
Explain the difference in meaning between “classic’ and “classical”, paying particular attention to the connotation of each word.
Create sentences that display clearly the meanings of “classic” and “classical”.
The word for today is “nebbish”.
What part of speech is “nebbish”?
Define “nebbish” and use it in a sentence that demonstrates its meaning.
FIRST BLOG ENTRY – April 6, 2007
LET US RAISE OUR SIGHTS
by Michael Lyons on Friday, April 6, 2007
The site is dedicated to eradicating writing errors and to exploring new words which could be added to your lexicon.
Are you able to define and use it?
MISTAKE OF THE DAY
“I should have went to the store yesterday but I was too lazy.”
What is the mistake in the sentence above?