Following on with what’s shaping up to be our educationally themed week, let’s turn out thoughts to writing.
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One of the news articles from this week read:
In 2010, the National Governors . . . → Read More: WWWW – Wibbly-Wobbly Words on Wednesday
During my (now extended) commute to work via school and daycare, I heard of the Head Ranga’s intention to bolster the coffers of our high schools by taking dollars away from tertiary education. My initial reaction was something like the quiet words of the Virgin Mary: “Come again?” With so many mentioning the skill shortage . . . → Read More: Topics on Tuesday – is our education system gone-ski?
Belle’s post yesterday got me reminiscing about school. These are very, very fond memories for me because I *loved* school. From the moment I set foot in kindergarten, I felt like I belonged.
I was a very smart kid and was always head of the class or very near it. I expect this made school . . . → Read More: That one teacher (or maybe two)
The debate over public vs private schools has flared up again recently largely because, in a rare show of solidarity, both sides of parliament seem to think that private schools are hard done by. The lack of links here is proudly brought to you by more crashes than a demolition derby (I’m not having a . . . → Read More: The Three Rs: Wreading, Riting and Wrath
Last night, I was privileged to be part of one of the most extraordinary events in my life. Looking at it objectively, you would wonder what’s so extraordinary about an elderly man, dressed in trademark light-blue, short-sleeved shirt and beige trousers, sitting on a stage, having a discussion with one of Australia’s most well known . . . → Read More: Sir David Attenborough – A Life on Earth
A friend of my family, who is now in his late 80s, once told me that the day you stop learning something new is the day that they stick you in a pine box! – a philosophy that is borne out by the mounting evidence that keeping a healthy, active mind is a key part . . . → Read More: What would you like to know?
Ok Splatterazzi today I have a challenge for you. I want you to print this post down and then without the help of all things internet. Yes I am serious – no Google, no Wiki, no smartphones, no Siri, no Twitter etc etc etc and answer the 20 time wasting questions set out below. Call . . . → Read More: The Thursday Trivia Challenge
I’m not going to go into great detail about the parts of a sentence in this post. There are plenty of good sites on the web to teach you that. Just google sentence structure.
However, sentences aren’t always easy and I always reread my sentences several times to make sure my meaning is clear. And . . . → Read More: Sentences
Compound adjectives are important but I don’t think many people actually know what they are or why they’re important.
An adjective is a word that modifies a noun, for example, good man, happy child , evil villain, purple car, furry cat, hard cheese, and so on (the adjectives are in italics).
A compound adjective is . . . → Read More: Compound adjectives
Who and whom
Here is a simple test to see which to use.
Silently replace the word who or whom with he or him to see which sounds better. He is the equivalent of who (subjective) and him is the equivalent of whom (objective).
For instance, if you want to pick which is correct for the following sentence:
“Who/Whom should I . . . → Read More: For whom the blog tolls – lesson 2