Author Archives: Editorial Words

Outrageous Defiance – The Hindu (April 17, 2017)

Outrageous Defiance – The Hindu (April 17, 2017) He has brought the judiciary into disrepute, flouted all norms of judicial conduct and thrown an open challenge to the Supreme Court. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided … Continue reading

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Know Your English – The Hindu (Apr 16, 2017)

Know Your English – The Hindu (Apr 16, 2017) If you are a student, can you use the word ‘colleague’ to refer to a fellow student? (C Sandhya, Chennai) First, let us deal with the pronunciation of this word. For … Continue reading

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Everyday Grammar: Quoted Speech – VOA Learning English (Apr 16, 2017)

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English Expressions Grow in the Garden – VOA Learning English (Apr 15, 2017)

Now, the VOA Learning English program Words and Their Stories. As the weather turns warmer, many people love to head outdoors to dig in the dirt, plants seeds and watch them grow. Gardening is a very popular hobby. And it … Continue reading

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English in a Minute: Put All Your Eggs in One Basket – VOA Learning English (Apr 14, 2017)

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Blunt pointers – The Hindu (April 15, 2017)

Blunt pointers – The Hindu (April 15, 2017) By-elections are no more than pointers to the popular mood. They are not firm trend-setters for a general election. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with permission. … Continue reading

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Courting faith and reason – The Hindu (April 14, 2017)

Courting faith and reason – The Hindu (April 14, 2017) The Challenger space shuttle exploded in 1986, killing all seven crew members. It occurred because of a design flaw in the rocket boosters of the spacecraft. For further reading, visit … Continue reading

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On a glide path? – The Hindu (April 14, 2017)

On a glide path? – The Hindu (April 14, 2017) Hiking fuel prices at petrol pumps is such a politically fraught exercise that there is even a hesitation to decrease prices so as to safeguard against a possible spike in … Continue reading

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In a safer lane – The Hindu (April 13, 2017)

In a safer lane – The Hindu (April 13, 2017) The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill passed by the Lok Sabha this week will take a little more time to come into force, since it has not cleared the Rajya Sabha … Continue reading

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Accept or except? Affect or effect? Spelling words that sound similar – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Apr 12, 2017)

Accept or except? Affect or effect? Spelling words that sound similar – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Apr 12, 2017) A reader of one of my recent posts asked for an explanation of the difference between aught and ought. Aught … Continue reading

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