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Humanism is the focus on the abilities and achievements of the human being. Humanist ideas became popular during the Renaissance period. The influence of the church was lessening slightly and people began to focus on worldly pleasures and entertained more secular ideas. Humanism influenced several a
The commonly confused words angel and angle: answers to practice exercises.
"In the blink of an eye" is a phrase that is often used to convey a sense of speed. Given that people blink in well under one second, the blink of an eye is indeed a very, very short period of time in which to measure any particular action. However, the question of just how fast the blink of an eye
Sometimes an Italian noun can be modified to express a particular quality without using a qualifying adjective. These nouns are created by taking the root of the noun and adding a suffix. Italian nouns formed this way are called i nomi alterati (altered, or modified, nouns).
This lesson from the Real Spanish Grammar series shows how the progressive tense can be used to show that an action is happening now.
Guest books provide more than just a list of names; they mark special moments such as weddings, baby showers and funerals. In a traditional guest book, there is little room for more than a name, address and brief comment. For weddings, bridal and baby showers, and funerals, attendees likely will sig
In the following excerpts from her first published work, "Letters for Literary Ladies" (1795), Edgeworth relies on the fictional character of Caroline to explore the relationships between women and men at the end of the 18th century.