One of the hardest things about learning English grammar is that many of the “rules” are either riddled with exceptions or don’t seem to be very widely known and used. Incorrect usage proliferates the Internet and our conversations so that our ears become accustomed and “trained” to hearing the incorrect form. Even the most well-intending English student can get confused by the hodgepodge of right and wrong. With practice, however, you can familiarize yourself with the correct forms and even develop an ear for them. Read the rest of this entry →
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English is a notoriously difficult language to learn. Many verbs are conjugated with no recognizable rhyme or reason. Supposedly helpful “rules” often come with so many exceptions that they render the original guidelines useless. And for those who believe you can simply “sound out the word”, be warned: silent (and deadly), unpronounced letters have long duped even the most careful spellers. Read the rest of this entry →
- 10. It was originally called”National Hispanic Heritage Week” in 1968.
- 9. It was President Lyndon Johnson who issued the proclamation designating “National Hispanic Heritage Week”.
- 8. President Ronald Reagan enacted “Hispanic Heritage Month” into Public law in 1988.
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