Monday, September 28, 2009

Webquest by Billie Fleming

The English language can be a tricky thing to learn; a hard pill to swallow when delving into it when it is not your native tongue. Wording of sentences can be difficult too. Like the the phrase a hard pill to swallow. One might ask, "What does that mean? English is a pill that that gets stuck in your throat?" This is a colloquial phrase that only English speaking people would understand. And when using italics to emphasize; a hard pill to swallow. This is done to set the phrase apart from the rest of the sentence so that in doing so, you the reader will know the context in which it is being used. The English language also has many different names for the same thing, and many different things with the same sounding name. When talking about sentence structure the verb is also called the predicate, and the noun also called the subject. Finding out how all the parts of speech work together can be a daunting task, but there is hope! Although English is one of the most challenging languages to learn, it is also the one that has the most resources available to help you.

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