maybe . . . one more?

how do you do it? how do you easily move forward from everything we’ve been through? you’ve moved on so swiftly that a year with me seemed nothing but days of frivolities. i want to know how you do it, how make it seem so easy. i’m uncertain if this is what i see, but... Continue Reading →

your bad habits

i was your bad habits . . . the things you knew you shouldn't have been doing and yet you have done them anyway. i was the sleepless nights you've had— tiring, demanding, regretful, yet indulging. i was those episodes of binge eating— impulsive, consuming, unreasonable, yet satisfying. i was the lies you told your... Continue Reading →

Word War: Everyday vs Every Day

When you go to class on a daily basis, do you say that it is something you do everyday or every day? The words everyday and every day are easily and commonly confused in English. They look pretty much the same when you write them out on paper—separated by just one tiny space. Plus, when... Continue Reading →

Word War: Compare To vs Compare With

When you point out the similarities of two or more objects, do you say compare to or compare with? Prepositions have always been the bane of second language speakers of English; a simple change of preposition in a sentence can change the entire meaning of the message. In this installment of Word War, we are... Continue Reading →

Word War: Intonation vs Accent

When you speak with a specific speech pattern, is it because of your intonation or your accent? Throughout my career as a communications trainer, I have met a lot of people who use intonation and accent interchangeably. Normally, my trainees tell me that they need to focus on their accent because their intonation is inconsistent. It... Continue Reading →

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