I had a hard time teaching the subject pronoun "I" to my Grade 9 students some days back. Why? Because this pronoun "replaces" something that is almost NEVER used.
So how in the world do we replace a noun that is never used in the first place? The answer: It is a matter of understanding. It ...more
What is the Pronoun?
The pronoun is one of the eight parts of speech of the English Language. The pronoun takes the place of a noun. A noun names something. So why replace the noun in the first place? Read the following paragraph.
Sally woke up early one morning. Sally took a shower, brushed Sally's teeth and ...more
Can you write a short story inspired by this picture? Give it a shot: let your imagination take the reins!
Whereas a poem expresses a thought in a few brief lines, a short story goes a bit more in-depth. A short story may open with an exposition or delve right into the action, then weaves ...more
“Um…hello!...excuse me…what’s her name…I forgot.”
My dad had something to tell the woman I hired to help me do some cleaning around the house. He was calling from upstairs and he had forgotten her name.
But what really was her name? I called her “Bull’s mom”. Of course that
wasn’t her real name, but I insisted on calling her ...more
They say lightning never strikes the same spot twice. Well, tonight, I would have been really disappointed if it had hit the spot once. That is, if it had hit me while I was riding home.
Tonight, I visited the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Lethem. I wasn't a member; I was just visiting. I ...more
Do you need to capitalize the first letter of the name of a school subject? The answer is "yes" and "no." Or should I say "no" and "yes"?
Most of the time you do NOT capitalize the FIRST LETTER of the name of a school subject. There are only three times when you need to capitalize ...more
When I was in primary school, our grade 4 teacher, Miss Roxanne Pestano, would often upbraid us, "round your mouth and pronounce your words properly."
That is, the word is "boy," not "bai," and "toy," not "tai."
"Probably," not "prabably."
"Dog," not "dag."
This is the problem with Guyanese Creolese: it runs over to the attempts at speaking standard ...more
Just for the record, this article isn't a joke. You're probably thinking "why would anyone write an article about a soap dish anyway?" Lol. Well, this is a "home improvement" or "home and garden" article, and I'm sure some folks out there will find it useful. Besides, I'm a writer, and great writers write about ...more
Tourism in Guyana
Featuring the most popular tourist destinations, as well as potential tourist attractions.
Guyana possesses some of the world's most unique tourist destinations, including:
Relics of ancient Dutch Civilization
Relics of ancient French Civilization
The Rupununi Savannas
The Rupununi Rodeo
The Kaeiteur Waterfalls
The Giant Harpy Eagle
The Iwokrama Lodge
The Canopy Walkway
The Moco Moco Waterfalls
The Kumu Waterfalls
Rewa - The Birdwatcher's Paradise
When answering questions based on a comprehension passage for ANY English exam, remember the following:
1. Always answer in complete sentences. Your answer must express a complete thought independent of the question.
2. Do not use vague pronouns.
3. Do not use shortcuts such as etc.
Here is an example comprehension passage with questions and answers done for you ...more
Nowadays, the average SUCCESSFUL blogger rakes in an average of 10,000 USD per month.
Would you like to join the gold rush?
Would you like to have your share of the fun and excitement?
If you answered yes, then read on.
Warning: This is NOT a get-rich-quick scheme. If you're looking for how to become a millionaire overnight with ...more
In this section of "Guyana by Patrick Carpen", I will feature Guyanese who are:
or otherwise noteworthy.
Dr. Bheri Ramsaran: An Outstanding ...more
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See Also: The Paragraph by Patrick Carpen
Assignment: Write a Paragraph With the Following Topic Sentence: Even today, many people are superstitious.
Note the following:
1. The topic sentence summarizes the main idea.
2. All other sentences in the paragraph expands on the main idea.
3. The topic sentence usually comes at the beginning of the paragraph, but it can ...more
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The paragraph is a unit within a composition. This composition may be a friendly letter, a short story, a novel, an essay, a newspaper article, and the list goes on. The paragraph consists of a group of sentences which all work together to communicate one idea.
Good writers do no jumble up their ideas. They unify ...more
The preposition of agency describes what or who has caused or is causing something to occur. Prepositions of agency include: by, with.
Here are some examples:
1. The well was dug by the man.
2. Her heart was filled with joy.
Note: Prepositions of agency are usually contained in sentences written in the passive ...more
God promises us that He will make us "the head and not the tale" if we obey Him, but often we find people of other faith in positions of authority over us.
Should this be?
Let's examine the story of Joseph in exile in Egypt. He did work for heathen masters, but it was part of God's ...more
Tithing is a part of Christian doctrine which teaches that believers should give ten percent of their earnings to God. This is done by giving it to the church. The word "tithe" means "tenth". So, tithing means giving a tenth. But giving exactly ten percent is not exactly the mark of the cheerful giver. We ...more
The bible tells us that "faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen".
Faith is the complete and unwavering belief that something is true, real and will come to pass.
Whatever you're trusting God for, once you have "faith" that it will happen for you, it will! That is because you ...more
In the hit song "I'm Alive", award-winning musical artist, Celine Dion proclaims "I have wings to fly, I believe...I'm alive".
In another hit song, another great singer proclaims "I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky".
We've all had dreams of flying...literally speaking, and also figuratively. I figure that almost all humans, if ...more
When I was a teenager, I was like most youths: energetic, daring, fearless, aggressive and willing and ready to face any opponent or enemy. And looking back at my youthful years, I realize that it is somewhat of a miracle - God's protective hand over me - that kept me alive and well, and out ...more
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Please refer to: A Comprehensive English Course for CXC: Book 5. Page: 47
First, study the vocabulary of the passage, as outlined below:
Mountain aspen – an aspen is a type of tree from western North America with leaves that shake a lot in the wind. A mountain aspen is one such tree that ...more
When you're driving in the city, the red traffic light signals that you need to stop. This is necessary so as to maintain order and prevent collisions. Usually, the red traffic light holding up your lane means that the adjacent lane will have the green light. This way, there won't be too much congestion on ...more
The story of Samson begins its narration in the Old Testament Book of Judges, Chapter 13.
Samson of the bible refers mostly to the son of Manoah, born during Israel's captivitiy by Phillistine, and reputed to be the strongest mortal man in biblical history.
It is written that "Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord; ...more
Category: Bible Personalities
Noah of the bible refers mostly to the righteous man who found favor in the eyes of God during the early days after creation.
It is written that "God saw the wickedness that was wrought on the face of the earth, and He repented that He had created man."
God then purposed to destroy the ...more
I got inspired to write this article after seeing a cartoon on Facebook. In the cartoon, an anteater, standing at a booth that was labeled Noah's Ark says to Noah "you only brought two ants!"
This was a wake up call for me. My mind started to reel back and forth. I thought about the complications ...more
Although the bible doesn't teach reincarnation in the way that the Hindu scriptures teach it, the bible suggests that God has power of the souls of those who die, and may reincarnate it if He so pleases.
There are several pieces of evidence in the bible which suggests this. One such is the story of John ...more
The preposition of direction or movement describes how, where or in what way, something moves. Prepositions of direction or movement include: to, from, over, above, under, beneath, along, around, across, through, into, out of, toward(s), away from, unto, off, up, down.
The Preposition of Direction/Movement: To
The preposition of direction/movement "to" is used to describe movement with ...more