Monthly Archives: August 2008

Yea for Yeah and Yay

"But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and [your] nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation." – James 5:12  Confused about … Continue reading

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How the days of the week got their names

Sounds like the title of a fable.  But it’s not.  At least not that I know of. On Wednesday, as we switched from Bible to Math and I pulled out my planner and noted it was Wednesday.  I actually said "Wed-nes-day" pronouncing … Continue reading

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30 Days Hath September

When I was in seventh grade our teachers gave us a "basic knowledge" test of sorts and one of the things we were asked was to tell how many days were in each month. The teachers were disgusted that the … Continue reading

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Homeschool Schedule

Here are some links to articles and websites that will help you create your own homeschool schedule: Before you are tempted to follow another homeschooler teacher’s or classroom teacher’s schedule read this – "Ask the King" http://www.texashomeeducators.com/asktheking.htm   Guilt-Free Homeschooling … Continue reading

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Quotes on Schedule, Routine, and Habit

"She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens." ~ Proverbs 31:15, KJV  ("She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work … Continue reading

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Bad or Badly?

Concerning bad/badly, the grammar police don’t agree.  However, the majority seem to favor "I feel bad" over "I feel badly".   Therefore, unless your sense of touch is off, you should not say or write, "I feel badly". The reason for the opposition … Continue reading

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Choose Who’s or Whose?

If you mean "Who is" then choose who’s because who’s is a contraction for who is (who has, who was).  The apostrophe takes the place of the "i" in "is" so that who is becomes who’s.   Correct – Who’s … Continue reading

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