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  • LEARNING

    Compound sentences made easy

    Learningpost, Heather Vlach, Published on 13/07/2010

    » A compound sentence is two simple sentences joined together with a comma and a coordinating conjunction. Never forget to add the comma. The coordinating conjunctions (CC) are: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so. These CCs can be remembered with the mnemonic "fanboys". The acronym comes from for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.

  • LEARNING

    Articles of interest

    Learningpost, Heather Vlach, Published on 10/08/2010

    » What are articles? Articles are similar to adjectives, and, like adjectives, articles modify nouns. English has three articles: "the" and "a/an". "The" is used to refer to specific or particular nouns; "a" and "an" are used to modify non-specific or non-particular nouns.

  • LEARNING

    Science prodigies

    Learningpost, Purich Trivitayakhun, Published on 24/08/2010

    » At Suvarnabhumi airport one late afternoon last month, throngs of teachers, students, parents and journalists were waiting for the arrival of the five Thai gold medallists who were returning from the International Physics Olympiad (Ipho) in Croatia. The champions were greeted by Deputy Education Minister Chaiyos Jiramethakorn, photo sessions and banners welcoming the triumphant students.

  • LEARNING

    Possession apostrophes

    Learningpost, Heather Vlach, Published on 07/09/2010

    » Educators often see misplaced apostrophes in students' writing, and students often hesitantly add them, relying on chance rather than knowledge. Let's add some clarity to the apostrophe misunderstanding!

  • LEARNING

    Pain-free contractions

    Learningpost, Heather Vlach, Published on 21/09/2010

    » As previously discussed, apostrophes are not only used to show possession, but are also used in contractions. In a contraction, two words are combined, leaving out some letters and replacing them with an apostrophe. Contractions are most commonly used when speaking and in informal writing, though they are less common in academic writing. To use an apostrophe to create a contraction, place the apostrophe where the omitted letter(s) would go. Here are some examples:

  • LEARNING

    Stimuli for creativity

    Learningpost, Purich Trivitayakhun, Published on 16/11/2010

    » According to the Cone of Experience by Edgar Dale, persons can remember 10 percent of what they read, 20 percent of what they hear, 50 percent of what they hear and see, 70 percent of what they say, and 90 percent of what they say and do.

  • LEARNING

    Word scraps

    Learningpost, Timothy Cornwall, PHD, DTM, Published on 14/12/2010

    » As teachers, I believe it is important that we also experience the joys and frustrations that come with learning a new language. With this in mind, I usually share some of my experiences with students when they seem to be frustrated or unhappy with their lack of progress or motivation to continue.

  • LEARNING

    To whom it may concern

    Learningpost, Heather Vlach, Published on 14/12/2010

    » Two pronouns that may cause confusion or raise questions on how and when to use each properly are "who" and "whom". To begin, it is important to recognise the difference between subjects and objects in order to know whether to use "who" or "whom". You use "who" when referring to the subject of a clause, and "whom" when referring to the object of a clause. Let's look at some examples that can help to provide additional clarification.

  • AUTO

    People's MPVs

    Life, Richard Leu, Published on 13/01/2012

    » Yup, as the Americans want a slice of action in the budget MPV sector of emerging markets like BRIC and Asean countries.

  • BUSINESS

    Board directors give out golden gongs

    Business, Published on 23/02/2012

    » Nineteen Thai companies have been recognised with the Board of the Year Award 2010/11 by the Thai Institute of Directors Association (IOD) for their good corporate governance practices.

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