because people speak English
I'm not sure if it is because my connection is via satellite or something else, but the chat will repost things that I posted earlier. Sometimes it is something I recently posted and sometimes it…Continue
The word glared at me from my computer screen as I was chatting. How should I respond to such an exclamation? Should I be angry? Demand that the person be tarred and feathered and run out of EC on a rail? Should I demand they be given a thousand lashes with a wet noodle? Should I laugh and ask if they know what the word narcist means?
90+ % of the people who chat at EC do not speak natively fluent English. In…Continue
To Chat or not to chat, that is the question
The chat room here is as good or as bad as you allow it to be. Not every person who comes here to My EC comes with a good intention. Not every person is a "good" person. There are some who come to prey on others. They enjoy abusing others or they are looking to take advantage or prey on others. It is up to each person here whether this is allowed or not. If you permit it, you become part of the…Continue
Following is a list of books selected by the readers of the BBC site as the best books. I have indicated if I have read the book by writing "yes" beside it. How many have you read? Any favorites?
BBC Top 100
1. The Lord of the Rings - Yes
2. Pride and Prejudice -Yes
3. His Dark Materials - Phillip Pullman - Yes
4. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams - …Continue
This blog is in response to one on oxford dictionaries' website Does spelling matter? blog.oxforddictionaries.com? You can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling
If it ain't fixed don't break it!…Continue
Writing - Basics
Each Paragraph should begin with a topic sentence. It is a general statement that tells the reader what this paragraph is about and what the controlling idea is. Everything in the paragraph should relate to that idea. “If a sentence or idea in a paragraph does not relate to the main idea, the paragraph lacks unity.” You want the idea to be…Continue