Archive for January, 2013

Oxymoron and Paradox

January 31, 2013
Oxymoron and Paradox

What is the antonym (opposite meaning) of bitter?   It is obviously sweet.  Can these two very obvious antonyms be used together in a sentence?  Write a sentence using “bitter sweet.”  For example, When she looked at the photo, bitter-sweet memories filled her mind. “Bitter-sweet” is an example of an oxymoron.  An oxymoron is a...
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Enhance your Writing with Synonyms

January 30, 2013
Enhance your Writing with Synonyms

You have written a creative writing piece, a short story, and find that you have used the word “joyful” in five or six places.  How would you feel when you reviewed it?  What would your readers think?  Repetition of the same word too many times can jar the flow of the prose and make...
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A Few Commonly Confused Words-Homophones

January 29, 2013
A Few Commonly Confused Words-Homophones

Do you get confused regarding the use of “affect” and “effect”?  Are you clear about the difference in meaning between the two words?  The English language has a lot of similar-sounding words which may be spelt slightly differently or the same word may be used in different contexts.  These are known as homophones. The...
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The Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn and the Equator

January 28, 2013
The Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn and the Equator

Did you know that the Tropic of Cancer divides India almost equally into two halves? Do you have an atlas or a globe? Otherwise, you can probably check in your school library for the appropriate resources. Check the latitude along with the states of India through which the Tropic of Cancer passes through India...
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The Republic Day of India-A Glorious Celebration

January 25, 2013
The Republic Day of India-A Glorious Celebration

India is all set to celebrate its 64th Republic Day tomorrow on January 26, 2013.  India became a republic on January 26, 1950.  What does this signify?  It was on this day that the Constitution of India came into force after its hard-won independence on August 15, 1947, from British imperialism, through a largely...
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