Use this dictionary to explore individual words or phrases used for a particular concept or meaning over time. Includes the modern spelling of a word and when that word first entered the English language.
Be Careful!Homework is an uncountable noun. You do not talk about 'homeworks' or 'a homework'. Note that you do not say 'I have made my homework'. You say 'I have done my homework'.
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In Chapter 12, pages 178 - 180 discuss how Johnson's Dictionaryinfluenced the idea of a dictionary or lexicon. In fact, the Oxford English Dictionary isdesigned along principles very similar to those Johnson invented: etymology, andquotations. We'll discuss this.
The OED started life more than 150 years ago. Today, the dictionary is in the process of its first major revision. Updates revise and extend the OED at regular intervals, each time subtly adjusting our image of the English language.
Our students lead very busy lives. Finding time to study and prepare for classes is always difficult. Apartments are often small. Many of them share their space with teenagers or relatives; it can be noisy. I have talked before about going to the library or to class early to find some quiet time. Try finding a "study buddy", someone from your class, a friend or a neighbor with whom you can exchange ideas, try out your written assignments, and practice your math.Two of my distance learning students also take a Saturday morning class. They sit together and go over homework at a nearby coffee shop. They tell me that learning this way is fun! I never have time in the day to study.Never be without something to read. In and around your work and home and school obligations, there is lots of opportunity to open a book or quality newspaper. When you are waiting for the train or bus and when you are on public transportation, you can read. If you are sitting in the waiting room of your doctor or dentist, you can be reading. The material can be related to your class assignments or a novel or biography from the public library. The essential here is for you to get into a habit that will help you with your studies and become a lifetime source of satisfaction. The more you read, the more you will know.
This 6 session/ 3 week class is ongoing practice of the Spanish language for beginners who were introduced to it in September. It continues the acquisition of basic vocabulary and conversation with other adults in an active and fun learning environment. It is designed for the beginner second language learner who started out earlier in the fall, wants to review and continue on from the basics. The class includes activities, speaking practice and some homework assignments. Opportunities for interaction with native speakers may take place. No text required; hand-outs will be used. A dictionary is not required but helpful: University of Chicago Spanish/English Dictionary available at the Bookworm.
Class will be conducted entirely online this quarter, and I expect you to keep up with the weekly assignments and lectures. You may watch lectures and complete worksheets at any time that is convenient for you. However, please note that all deadlines for homework and quizzes will be posted on Canvas in Pacific Daylight Time. University conduct and scholarly integrity codes should be followed at all times. Above all, I want you to succeed in this course, and I will be patient and flexible toward any issues that arise with online learning.
I cannot discuss grades during class or via e-mail due to university policy, but rather during office hours and by appointment only. If a student has questions regarding assignments, tests, homework or any other matter, I would be happy to discuss during my office hours via Zoom. All email correspondence should be polite and professional. Please keep in mind that our e-mail correspondence is a public record according to RCW 42.56, the Washington State Public Records Act, and I have the right to share it with my supervisor or other authorities if I think it is necessary (more information at 2b1af7f3a8