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Assignment "Write a composition of three to four paragraphs (at least 200 words) making use of what you have learned about vivid adjectives and adverbs. Choose an event to discuss, describing it as accurately as possible, or make up an imaginative story." Any ideas for an imaginative story?


A mystery perhaps... It could be a girl, who is trying to solve the mystery of her grandmothers death. I Just love writing stories for English class. 

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In the following passage from Great Astronomers by Robert Stewall Ball, the author states that he will trace the developments in astronomy from the time of Ptolemy to the nineteenth century. Based on the content and style of the excerpt, what kind of audience did Ball primarily have in mind when he was writing this book? The history of astronomy thus becomes inseparable from the history of the great men to whose labours its development is due. In the ensuing chapters we have endeavoured to sketch the lives and the work of the great philosophers, by whose labours the science of astronomy has been created. We shall commence with Ptolemy, who, after the foundations of the science had been laid by Hipparchus, gave to astronomy the form in which it was taught throughout the Middle Ages. We shall next see the mighty revolution in our conceptions of the universe which are associated with the name of Copernicus. We then pass to those periods illumined by the genius of Galileo and Newton, and afterwards we shall trace the careers of other more recent discoverers, by whose industry and genius the boundaries of human knowledge have been so greatly extended. Our history will be brought down late enough to include some of the illustrious astronomers who laboured in the generation which has just passed away. A. students specializing in the study of astronomy B. people with a casual interest in astronomy C. scientists and mathematicians working with astronomers D. geologists and cartographers

The best and most correct answer among the choices provided by the question is the third choice or letter C.

Scientists and mathematicians working with astronomers are kind of audience did Ball primarily have in mind when he was writing the book.


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Which sentence in this excerpt from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech suggests that the US government would gain more power to prepare for war? The Congress, of course, must rightly keep itself informed at all times of the progress of the program. However, there is certain information, as the Congress itself will readily recognize, which, in the interests of our own security and those of the nations that we are supporting, must of needs be kept in confidence. New circumstances are constantly begetting new needs for our safety. I shall ask this Congress for greatly increased new appropriations and authorizations to carry on what we have begun. I also ask this Congress for authority and for funds sufficient to manufacture additional munitions and war supplies of many kinds, to be turned over to those nations which are now in actual war with aggressor nations. Our most useful and immediate role is to act as an arsenal for them as well as for ourselves. They do not need man power, but they do need billions of dollars worth of the weapons of defense. The time is near when they will not be able to pay for them all in ready cash. We cannot, and we will not, tell them that they must surrender, merely because of present inability to pay for the weapons which we know they must have. I do not recommend that we make them a loan of dollars with which to pay for these weapons—a loan to be repaid in dollars. Choices: first sentence ; third sentence ; fourth sentence ; ninth sentence ; tenth sentence

Based on the given excerpt above from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech, the sentence that suggests that the US government would gain more power to prepare for war would be the fourth sentence:  I shall ask this Congress for greatly increased new appropriations and authorizations to carry on what we have begun. Hope this answers your question.

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Which theme is most likely to be inferred from a story that is focused on an external conflict? Humans are vulnerable to the forces of nature. Low self-confidence is an obstacle to success. Personal flaws often have a root in childhood. Greed can defeat a person like no other vice.

The best and most correct answer among the choices provided by the question is the first choice or letter A.

"Humans are vulnerable to the forces of nature." theme is most likely to be inferred from a story that is focused on an external conflict.

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Joey had been winding up to pitch when Gramps called for a time out. What does the tense of the underlined verb reveal about the subject? The event took place in the past continuously but concluded prior to another past event. The event took place in the past continuously. The event concluded prior to another past event. The event has been completed.

The best and most correct answer among the choices provided by the question is the second choice or letter B.

The tense of the underlined verb revealed that the event took place in the past continuously.

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1. Read the excerpt from Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott: But in spite of that the Don got through college with all the honors. Oh, wasn't I proud when Aunt Jane wrote to us about it and didn't she rejoice that her boy kept at the head of his class and won the medal!" cried Rose, shaking Mac by both hands in a way that caused Charlie to wish "the old chap" had been left behind with Dr. Alec. "Oh, come, that's all Mother's nonsense. I began earlier than the other fellows and liked it better, so I don't deserve any praise. Prince is right, though. I did make a regular jack of myself, but on the whole I'm not sure that my wild oats weren't better than some I've seen sowed. Anyway, they didn't cost much, and I'm none the worse for them," said Mac placidly. "I know what 'wild oats' means. I heard Uncle Mac say Charlie was sowing 'em too fast, and I asked Mama, so she told me. And I know that he was suspelled or expended, I don't remember which, but it was something bad, and Aunt Clara cried," added Jamie all in one breath, for he possessed a fatal gift of making malapropos remarks, which caused him to be a terror to his family. "Do you want to go on the box again?" demanded Prince with a warning frown. "No, I don't." "Then hold your tongue." "Well, Mac needn't kick me, for I was only..." began the culprit, innocently trying to make a bad matter worse. What can we infer from this passage? Charlie is envious of Mac's success. Jamie is attempting to make Charlie look foolish. Prince is Jamie's father, and feels responsible for his discipline. Mac is boastful of his achievements. 2. Read the excerpt from Moby wingspan by Herman Melville: Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off-then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. From this passage, what can we best infer about the narrator? He uses the ocean as a way to escape depression. He dislikes the monotony of everyday life. He is suicidal and wants to cause pain to others as well. He obsesses over death in the wintertime. 3. Read the following poem: "When You Are Old" By William Butler Yeats When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face; And bending down beside the glowing bars, Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled And paced upon the mountains overhead And hid his face amid a crowd of stars. Why most likely did the author capitalize the word "Love"? In this poem, Love is the "you" to whom the author is referring. The author is assigning human qualities to Love to represent his own feelings. Love is representative of all humanity. Love is the name of a suitor of the object of the poem. 4. Read the following poem: "When You Are Old" By William Butler Yeats When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face; And bending down beside the glowing bars, Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled And paced upon the mountains overhead And hid his face amid a crowd of stars. For what is the phrase "full of sleep" a metaphor? exhaustion old age the end of the day near death 5. Read the following poem: "Love's Grave" By George Meredith Mark where the pressing wind shoots javelin-like, Its skeleton shadow on the broad-back'd wave! Here is a fitting spot to dig Love's grave; Here where the ponderous breakers plunge and strike, And dart their hissing tongues high up the sand: In hearing of the ocean, and in sight Of those ribb'd wind-streaks running into white. If I the death of Love had deeply plann'd, I never could have made it half so sure, As by the unblest kisses which upbraid The full-waked sense; or failing that, degrade! 'Tis morning: but no morning can restore What we have forfeited. I see no sin: The wrong is mix'd. In tragic life, God wot, No villain need be! Passions spin the plot: We are betray'd by what is false within. Which of the following phrases in this poem serves as an instance of onomatopoeia? "pressing wind" "plunge and strike" "hissing tongues" "unblest kisses"

The best and most correct answer among the choices provided by the first  question is the third choice or letter C.

Based on the excerpt, Prince is Jamie's father, and feels responsible for his discipline.
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Read the excerpt from The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England. A wide flat field is "finer” than rugged terrain for it can be tilled easily to produce wheat and so represents good white bread. A small thatched cottage, which a modern viewer might consider pretty, will be considered unattractive by an Elizabethan traveler, for cottagers are generally poor and able to offer little in the way of hospitality. Ranges of hills and mountains are obstacles to Elizabethan travelers and very far from picturesque features you go out of your way to see. Which ideas are stated explicitly in the excerpt? Check all that apply. -A flat field could easily be used for farming. -Today, many people like thatched cottages. -Elizabethans preferred large houses. -The English were very hospitable people. -Hills and mountains made travel difficult. -Elizabethans did not like to travel.

Answer: A) A flat field could easily be used for farming and E) Hills and mountains made travel difficult.

Explanation: In the given excerpt from "The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England" we can see that the ideas that are stated explicitly are that A flat field could easily be used for farming as we can see in the phrase "A wide flat field is "finer” than rugged terrain for it can be tilled easily to produce wheat and so represents good white bread" and that hills and mountains made travel difficult, as we can see in the sentence " Ranges of hills and mountains are obstacles to Elizabethan travelers."

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Which story event from "Perseus" best shows that the ancient greeks sometimes suffered tyrannical rulers

Answer:

King Acrisius and King Polydectes try to kill Perseus.

Explanation:

This is the story event from Perseus that best shows that the Ancient Greeks sometimes suffered tyrannical rulers. In the story, King Acrisius and King Polydectes try to kill Perseus. This can take place regardless of the fact that Perseus has not been accused of a crime, tried in a fair trial, or judged accordingly. This shows that the rule in Ancient Greece could sometimes be tyrannical.

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What is the theme of the story the treasure of lemon brown

The theme is that Lemon Browns treasure may not be special to everyone but it is special to him.

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In writing prose, how can you make sure that readers have a clear understanding of your meaning

In writing prose, You can make sure that readers have a clear understanding of your meaning by carefully organizing your thoughts. Option B is correct.

Prose is what we know as ordinary writing that consists of sentences and paragraphs, without any metrical (or rhyming) structure.

Prose is a form or technique of language that has a natural flow of speech and grammatical structure.

Examples of prose include novels, textbooks and newspaper.

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What is the theme the story of "Nethergrave" by Gloria Skurzynski?

Science fiction, short story (about the impact of science and technology on the world). It is not set in the future (it does not have to be to be classified as science fiction, but science fiction is OFTEN set in the future)

Jeremy is treated poorly by his classmates/teammates, he lingers in the shadows instead of going home right away, he gets home and immediately starts talking to his online friends and lies to all of them about his day and has a joke that falls flat, he worries about how they view him when they all suddenly log off, and he learns about "Nethergrave" from NetherMagus. He eventually makes an avatar that resembles what he wishes he was (or that has the qualities he wishes he had).

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According to Mario Pei, slang is common to English as well as to foreign languages (80). Many words that were once considered slang are now words of full, legitimate standing in our language. Some of these words are strenuous, spurious, clumsy, and bogus. Even Shakespeare introduced into current usage such slang terms of his day as hubbub, fireworks, fretful, (to) bump, and (to) dwindle. Pei estimates that about 90 percent of all slang words eventually become permanent (Johns 12). What is the author's style? He is using slang he is using a very formal style He is using a very informal style He is using critical style

The correct answer is B. He is using a very formal style

Explanation:

In writing, the style refers to the particular way in which a writer conveys a certain message that is determined by the words the writer uses. In the case of formal style, in this style, certain elements such as conventions of language and grammar, technical or complex words prevail while slangs, colloquial words or too informal words are avoided. This type of style can be identified in the text presented because the author of it avoid colloquial term or word and instead uses complex terms such as "legitimate standing in our language" or "Pei estimates that about 90 percent". Therefore, in this case, the style can be mainly described as a very formal style.

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