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English by Patrick Carpen: Welcome English by Patrick Carpen was designed not just to teach English, but also to inspire a love of English Language and Literature on the impressionable Continue Reading →

Welcome

English by Patrick Carpen: The Difference Today, there are so many mass-produced websites out there, filled with slabber-dash, user-generated, ambiguous and sometimes highly inaccurate content, that it would seem like Continue Reading →

Sarcasm

Sarcasm is a form of irony. Sarcasm is a literary device which is often used in everyday conversations, especially disputes, debates and arguments. Sarcasm is meant to insult someone’s knowledge, Continue Reading →

The Basics

For foundation studies of the English Language, you will learn that there are eight parts of speech: the noun, the verb, the pronoun, the adverb, the adjective, the preposition, the Continue Reading →

The Metaphor

What is the Metaphor? The metaphor is the use of pictorial or imaginative language. The metaphor implies that one thing is like another in some aspect. The metaphor is “suggested” Continue Reading →

The Apostrophe

‘   The apostrophe is a punctuation mark or punctuation device in the English language which has several uses or functions. The apostrophe shows possession. The apostrophe is used in Continue Reading →

The Last Straw

In the classic Sci-Fi Novel, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas”, the author, Jules Verne, describes a series of events that leads to a climax. An unknown “creature” was destroying Continue Reading →

Vocabulary

Vocabulary by Patrick Carpen covers the following: Vocabulary Articles Prefixes Suffixes Root Words Words that Confuse Vocabulary Builder Exercises and More.

The Colon

This page was first published on the 5th of April, 2014 and last updated on the 2nd of April, 2017 by Patrick Carpen. The colon is a punctuation mark or punctuation Continue Reading →