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« on: August 17, 2021, 02:00:21 pm »
A concluding event, remark, or section.

The concluding passage of a piece or movement (music), typically forming an addition to the basic structure.

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Italian, mid-18th century

Examples of Coda in a sentence
"Tim composed an elegant concerto with a haunting coda."
"The graduation ceremony was a touching coda to her high school memories."

« on: August 17, 2021, 01:57:42 pm »
Having two or more different colors

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin and Middle English, 14th century

Examples of Pied in a sentence
"The horse had a pied coat even though his mother’s coat was a solid brown."
"The pied scarf contained all the colors of the rainbow."

FUN GAMES WITH YOUR FRIENDS / Word of the Day: Dictum
« on: August 17, 2021, 01:55:57 pm »
A short statement that expresses a general truth or principle.

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, late 16th century

Examples of Dictum in a sentence
"The famous medical dictum says, “First, do no harm.""
"Stanley wanted to include a popular spiritual dictum in the introduction to his novel."

« on: August 17, 2021, 01:54:02 pm »
Make an amount or supply of something last longer by using or consuming it frugally.

Manage to support oneself or make a living with difficulty.

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Old English, time period unknown

Examples of Eke in a sentence
"The farm only eked out a bushel of produce after the major freeze."
"The committee managed to eke out a barebones draft by the deadline."

DAILY QUOTES / Prepared mind
« on: July 13, 2021, 04:02:35 pm »
Chance favors only the prepared mind. - Louis Pasteur

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MEET AND GREET / July 2021 Perfect Attendance
« on: July 01, 2021, 05:58:15 am »
Say present, though masakit but life goes on by BTS

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FASHION and HOBBIES / Paintings of Raul Lungay
« on: June 26, 2021, 07:12:22 pm »
So proud to buy and collect paintings from this famous Boholano painter.

This painting reminds me of my childhood when we had a farm in Ilihan, Ubay Bohol

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HOLLYWOOD & SHOWBIZ NEWS / Give me back hugs Jinkook
« on: June 07, 2021, 09:56:10 am »
Jungkook loves to give Jin back hugs and they're enjoying it.

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Is "I Wish I Were" Or "I Wish I Was" Correct?

You have a wish. But to express that wish, should you say “I wish I were” or “I wish I was”? Short answer: “I wish I were” is grammatically correct, but let’s take a further look at the rules. We’re going to talk about subjunctive rules.

Grammar Lesson
“Were” and “was” are both past-tense conjugations of the verb “to be.” Use “was” when you are using the first-person singular pronoun "I" or the third-person singular pronouns "he" or "she."

“Were” is the appropriate version when you are using second-person singular and plural pronouns "you," "your," "yours." You can also use “were” with first- and third-person plural pronouns "we" and "they."

Confused about pronouns yet? Try saying them out loud. “He were going to school” isn’t right, but “he was going to school” rolls off the tongue.

Why Is It “I Wish I Were”?
Good question! After all the pronouns we just talked about, why are we breaking the rules? We’re not breaking the rules, we’re just using something called the “subjunctive mood.”

The subjunctive is used when referring to potential or hypothetical situations, like wishing for something that doesn’t exist yet. “I wish I were” is grammatically correct because you’re wishing for something that hasn’t occurred yet. Once it becomes real, you can switch back to “was.”

“I wish I were surrounded by a pile of puppies right now.”

Flash forward to visiting an animal shelter: “I was the happiest person in the world when I was playing with all the puppies.”

You can also identify the subjunctive by the context of the sentence. Think about the song “If I Were a Rich Man” from Fiddler on the Roof. Starting the sentence with “if” indicates the potential nature of the situation. It doesn’t actually exist yet, and the subjunctive should be used.

DAILY QUOTES / It does not require many words to speak the truth
« on: May 27, 2021, 04:49:35 pm »
It does not require many words to speak the truth.

Chief Joseph
When Chief Joseph began his 1879 address in Washington, D.C., with these words, he was setting the stage for an entreaty to the U.S. government to allow his people, the Nez Percé American Indian tribe, to return to their land in the Pacific Northwest. These words were an effort to show that two differing groups — white men and Indigenous Americans — could understand each other and see one another’s points of view. They are words worth living by on a personal level as well. To forge relationships based on love and understanding, we need to speak from the heart and with honesty.

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