Monthly Archives: April 2014
These three sound alike and look alike. But they’re not all that alike. Were = verb (action word), past tense of “to be.” (Other versions of “to be” include is, was, am, are.) Examples: Were you at the concert last … Continue reading
Not sure how to approach a reading? Ask yourself, “What pulled me in? What pushed me out? What surprised me?”
Or more specifically, how to approach writing about reading. 🙂
“Plagiarize” comes from a Latin word meaning “kidnap.” Plagiarism is kidnapping someone else’s ideas.
The Online Etymology Dictionary at dictionary.com tells us: 1621, from L. plagiarius “kidnapper, seducer, plunderer,” used in the sense of “literary thief” by Martial,from plagium “kidnapping,” from plaga “snare, net,” from PIE base *p(e)lag- “flat, spread out.” Plagiary isattested from 1597.