Sunrise of 11.30.07

A gray day has begun. The sun will not be able to show his face this morning. There are too many clouds. The lighted sky looks like it got shaken. It was shaken down and the darkest clouds fell to the edge of the sky. […]

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Naturalization Questions

Could native born Americans pass the naturalization test that immigrants take? Here are some sample naturalization test questions. I found it on a site that talks about becoming a citizen. On the site US Citizenship.info, I found the steps to take in applying.

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More Practice On Verb Phrases

Find the verb phrases and identify the kind of verbs. 1. John might make a pizza for dinner. 2. You should have seen our photos. 3. The sun has just set over the treetops. 4. Have you seen the Lincoln Memorial? 5. We will wait […]

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Lesson Grammar 15~Verbs

Let’s look at some sentences to review what we have learned. Remember that verbs either show action or state of being. Using helping verbs, we make verb phrases. Verb phrases may be separated by other words. Verb phrases follow a definite order and change form. […]

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Isaac Watts’ Joy To The World

Long ago Isaac Watts wrote a famous Christmas Carol, Joy To The World. I found the bio of Watts @ WholesomeWords.org and @ the Christian History Institute. Here is the story of Joy To The World. Here are words from three of the verses. The […]

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Christmas Story

The fullest telling of the Christmas story is found in the book of Luke and Matthew. It begins with the story of the old couple, Zechariah and Elizabeth, who were informed by an angel that they would have a child and that he would be […]

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Grammar Lesson 13~Verbs

We can change the form of a verb. (These changes in form are used in conjugations. We will talk about conjugations in later lessons.) For example, a verb can have an s added to it as in eat, eats or run, runs. Other changes could […]

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The Obscure Voices of Edison And Whitman

Our dictionary defines the word obscure as not clear or distinct, not easily understood and then gives an example of an “obscure figure in the fog”. Here are some great examples from Youtube. I found two old recordings from famous people. Their voices are obscured […]

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Grammar Lesson 12~Verbs

Verb phrases with two or more helping verbs always keep a definite order. Most helping verbs can combine with other helping verbs but will not combine with all of them. Look at the examples below which are good combinations. is being said, has been said, […]

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