What is a conjunction? School House Rock Video #7

This School House Rock Video explains conjunctions. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkO87mkgcNo]

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What does apotheosis mean?

Apotheosis (noun) Exaltation to divine rank or stature; deification. Elevation to a preeminent or transcendent position; glorification: “Many observers have tried to attribute Warhol’s current apotheosis to the subversive power of artistic vision” (Michiko Kakutani). An exalted or glorified example: Their leader was the apotheosis of courage. Word History & Origin 1600s, from L.L. apotheosis “deification,” from Gk. apotheosis, from ...

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What is a preposition? School House Rock Video #6

This grammar rock video explains propositions. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4jIC5HLBdM]

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What does fortitude mean?

Fortitude for·ti·tude // (fôr’tĭ-tōōd’, -tyōōd’)   n.  Strength of mind that allows one to endure pain or adversity with courage. [Middle English, from Latin fortitūdō, from fortis, strong; see bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots.] for’ti·tu’di·nous (-tōōd’n-əs, -tyōōd’-) adj. Word Origin and History fortitude 1422, from M.Fr. fortitude, from L. fortitudo “strength,” from fortis “strong, brave”.

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What does exemplary mean?

Exemplary ex·em·pla·ry (ĭg-zěm’plə-rē)   adj. Worthy of imitation; commendable: exemplary behavior. Serving as a model. Serving as an illustration; typical. Serving as a warning; admonitory. [From Middle English exaumplarie, exemplere, an exemplar; see exemplar.] ex’em·plar’i·ly (ěg’zəm-plâr’ə-lē) adv., ex·em’pla·ri·ness, ex’em·plar’i·ty (ěg’zəm-plār’ĭ-tē) n. Word Origin and History 1589 (exemplar is attested from 1393), from M.Fr. exemplaire, from L. exemplaris “that serves as ...

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What is an adverb? School House Rock Video #5

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7wnT8iiR8w] This School House Rock Video explains adverbs.

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Can You Read This?

if yuo can raed tihs, you hvae a sgtrane mnid, too. Can you raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, ...

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What is an adjective? School House Rock Video #4

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYzGLzFuwxI] This School House Rock Video explains adjectives.

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The Comma

The fundamental rule to using the comma is to… Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction joining independent clauses. When a coordinating conjunction connects two or more independent clauses—word groups that could stand alone as separate sentences—a comma must precede it.  There are seven coordinating conjunctions in English: and, but, or, not, for, so, and yet. Ex. Nearly everyone has heard ...

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What is a pronoun? School House Rock Video #3

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg9MKQ1OYCg&feature=related] This School House Rock Video explains pronouns.

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