Weekly Grammar Digest #2


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Here we go with Grammar Digest #2

1.

“Aesthetic” relates to beauty. ✨
“Ascetic” = practicing self-denial.
She 🙅 rejected *aesthetic* pleasures for an *ascetic* life as a monk.

2.

   Word Root:

-cide (kill)

– patricide (father)

– matricide (mother)

– fratricide (brother)

– sororicide (sister)

– regicide (king) 👑

3.

Ubiquitous = everywhere 👩💭

The letter “u” is ubiquitous in *UbiqUitoUs*:

it’s at the beginning, middle, and end.

4.

💁 If you use AD (Anno Domini) and BC (Before Christ), be sure to follow this rule:

AD + year (AD 2013, AD 62).

Year + BC (132 BC, 556 BC).

5.

Use “karat” for gold (e.g., 14-karat ring) 💍

Use “carat” for gems (e.g., one-carat diamond) 💎

Caret = ^Carrot = orange-colored vegetable

6.

Due = required at a certain time 📅

Dew = droplets of water 💧

Do = perform an action

Doo-doo = poo 💩

D.O. = EXO

7.

Phenomenon → singular

Phenomena → plural

Phenom = abbr. of “phenomenon”; a child prodigy 👧✨ Phenomenal → adj.:

The song is phenomenal! 🎧🙌

8.

Lead [leed] → led (not “lead”) → Has/have/had *led*:

She *has led* our team to two titles. 👩🏀🏆🏆

Lead [lehd] = a type of metal;

#grammar

9.

Librocubicularist[lih-bro-KYOO-bih-kyoo-luh-rist](n.)

someone who reads in bed 🛏📚

#vocabulary #coolword

10.

If “tightrope walker” is too mainstream, try *funambulist*.

The *funambulist* crossed Niagara Falls. (How “fun”!) 😱 #vocabulary


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