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Title: Playlist Update (Jan. 20 - 26, 2018) for the Forum Gateway on Facebook
Post by: Joe Carillo on January 26, 2018, 01:53:51 PM
For quick access to the Forum’s featured English grammar refreshers and general interest stories, simply click their indicated web links below:

PLAYLIST UPDATE (Jan. 20 - 26, 2018) FOR THE FORUM GATEWAY ON FACEBOOK
(22 new postings):

1. A Question Foremost in Laypeople’s Minds: “Why legal documents are not in plain and simple English” (January 26, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6776.0)

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2. A Media English Watch Retrospective: “When a modifier squints, the dead could die again and again” (January 26, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=278.0)

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3. Getting To Know English Better: “Reducing adjective clauses for conciseness” (January 26, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=7393.0)

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4. A Conversations Retrospective: “When educators befuddle” (January 25, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6773.0)

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5. Getting To Know English Better: “How gerund phrases work” (January 25, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=7391.0)

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6. A Use and Misuse Retrospective: “Wrong or willfully violated mall parking signs in English” (January 24, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=7390.0)

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7. Language Humor At Its Finest: “45 ambiguous newspaper headlines” (January 24, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=1042.0)

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8. Two Important But Hardly Discussed Grammar Forms: “The usage of the perfect infinitive and the perfect gerund” (January 24, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6577.0)

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9. Retrospective to a Very Provocative Reading: “Hard-hitting indictment of the law profession in the United States” (January 24, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=5975.0)
 
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10. A Media English Watch Retrospective: “How ‘right of reply’ differs from ‘right to reply’” (January 23, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=7388.0)

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11. Lest This Added Grammar Refresher Be Overlooked: “Departures from the rules for tag questions” (January 23, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6772.0)

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12. A Use and Misuse Retrospective: “Are you correctly using ‘between’ and ‘among’?”
(January 22, 2018)
(http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6851.0)

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13. Use and Misuse: “The pitfalls in constructing negative ‘used to’ sentences” (January 22, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=7387.0)

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14. A Retrospective as the Year 2018 Unfolds: “Two magnificent performances of ‘The Prayer’” (January 22, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6768.0)

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15. A Grammar Refresher You Just Might Need: “Saying our tag questions right” (January 22, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6769.0)

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16. Belated Rejoinder from a U.S. Fellow Balikbayan: “In defense of using ‘Greetings!’ at the start of a letter” (January 21, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=7383.0)

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17. A Language Humor At Its Finest Retrospective: “20 gems of the fine but now vanishing art of persiflage” (January 21, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6570.0)

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18. A Grammar Refresher You Might Need At This Time: “A quick review of the English comparatives” (January 21, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6767.0)

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19. Language Humor at Its Finest: “Top 100 Funniest One-Liners” (January 21, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=1296.0)

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20. Lesson in Creating an Absolute Phrase as Modifier: “When a modifying phrase must drop its verb to work properly” (January 20, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6765.0)

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21. A Science History Reading You Might Have Missed: “Was Aristotle the world’s first scientist and Plato an anti-scientific mythmaker?” (January 20, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6280.0)

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22. You Asked Me This Question: “When using a parenthetical is necessary in a sentence” (January 20, 2018) (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=7382.0)

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CLASSIC FORUM POSTINGS (8 postings):

1. Two magnificent performances of “The Prayer,” spaced 10 years apart (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6768.0)
     (Originally posted January 22, 2017)

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2. “The Lovely Clichés Worth Keeping” (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6738.0)
     (Originally posted circa 2002   Reposted December 16, 2016)

(http://josecarilloforum.com/imgs/LovelyCliches-6.jpg)    

3. Conversations (4): “The real score about Valentine’s Day” (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=535.0)
    (Originally posted February 10, 2010   Reposted February 1, 2014)

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4. “Did Rizal ever speak and write in English?” (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=506.0)
    (Originally posted January 28, 2010, latest update December 30, 2016)

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5. “Conversations (2): A serious bad-grammar syndrome” (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6761.0)
   (Reposted January 18, 2017)

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6. “Anatomy of media stories that Filipina women have the world’s smallest breasts” (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6628.0)
    (Posted July 11, 2016)

Playlist Update (Dec. 9 - 15, 2017) for the Forum Gateway on Facebook


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7. “Lost in Translation” - 1 and 2 (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6746.0)
    (Posted December 30, 2016)

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8. “Indignities in American minor” (http://josecarilloforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6721.0)
    (Posted October 27, 2016)

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