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Postby The Alternative Story » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:39 pm

Hi Singapore45,

You are most welcome! :wink:

The difference between 'don't' and 'doesn't' is

- don't is the contraction for do not. It is used for subjects
like 'I', 'You' and 'plural' subject nouns like 'We', 'they',
'The girls' etc.

Eg:

They don't like swimming.

- doesn't is the contraction for does not. It is used for subjects
that are 'singular'- 'she', 'he', 'the girl' etc.

Eg:

The girl doesn't like swimming.

TAS

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Postby Fongg » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:52 am

Hi TAS,

I noticed that there are interesting ways to help in vocab.
I am in need of some help here.

What is the difference between
1. Beside vs Besides

2. Defuse vs Diffuse

Thank you

Fongg
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Postby The Alternative Story » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:08 pm

Fongg wrote:Hi TAS,

I noticed that there are interesting ways to help in vocab.
I am in need of some help here.

What is the difference between
1. Beside vs Besides

2. Defuse vs Diffuse

Thank you


Hi Fongg,

Yes, we often use mnemonics to increase the retention rate of the
students learning vocabulary.

Difference between Beside vs Besides


Beside: It means next to. Eg: She is beside me.

How to remember: Be-side, Be by my side. So if you
by my side, it means you are beside me.

Besides: It means in addition to. Eg: Besides, meat, I like fish.

How to remember: BesideS. The extra 's' can stand for
'something else'. So in addition to whatever you have, you want something else.

Difference between Defuse and Diffuse

Defuse: It means to disarm. Eg: The tense situation was
defused by her.

How to remember: De-fuse. You move the 'fuse' away from
the situation,thus calming things down.

Diffuse: It means to spread in all directions. Eg: Smoke
diffused throughout the room.

How ro remember: DI-ffuse. DI can stand for DI-fferent
DI-rections.

TAS

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Postby Fongg » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:13 pm

Hi TAS,

Thanks for the reply abt vocab questions.
Will you set up a centre in the east since you did creative wkshops in the east before? As I have a group of friends who all stay in east..

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Postby singapore45 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:29 pm

Hi TAS,

Do you have a centre in the east?

Please pm me the details as i have a nephew p4 and a niece p1 staying at the east area. I'm afraid they might not be able to travel very far as they have many classes going on.

Also, if you can let me know more about the class details!

Thank you TAS

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Postby concern.mum » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:01 pm

Hi TAS, I was at your last workshop for parents at singapore post.
I really like the way how you all use mnemonics to remember spellings and rhythms to help remember the creative writing techniques.
A question about personification and metaphors, sometimes I forget the distinction between the 2, can you elaborate on that again?

I actually recommended 3 kids to yishun. I heard they have improve and like the lesson. However yishun is too far for me, I also stay in the east area. many people in the east are interested. I really hope you an open a centre soon for easterners like me.

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Postby iamyoung » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:36 pm

Hi TAS

I am helping a friend of mine to ask about some things. I heard that there is a special project going on for the children in the area of creative writing. I heard that their work, if chosen, may get a chance to get published in a book, and the children will even get some rewards as well.

I think this will make the children start to take pride in their writing. My friend's child is very unmotivated to write, she can write reasonably well but her plot is not well developed. She is from a "branded" school, and I think in her school, alot of her friends can write very well, so she gets demotivated.

Your location is abit too far for her, rather inconvenient.
I wonder if you have any holiday programs or one time off program for her to learn and participate in this project, to see whether her work can have a fighting chance of being published, or at least get motivated to write?


Thanks!

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Postby jeestan » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:30 am

iamyoung wrote:Hi TAS

I am helping a friend of mine to ask about some things. I heard that there is a special project going on for the children in the area of creative writing. I heard that their work, if chosen, may get a chance to get published in a book, and the children will even get some rewards as well.

Thanks!


Hi iamyoung,

Do you have more information about this project, can pm me?

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Postby cloudy » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:43 am

Hi, I'm also a Easterner.
Will be most keen if there will be a class held in the East area :)

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Postby starlight1968sg » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:49 am

The Alternative Story wrote:
Fongg wrote:Hi TAS,

I noticed that there are interesting ways to help in vocab.
I am in need of some help here.

What is the difference between
1. Beside vs Besides

2. Defuse vs Diffuse

Thank you


Hi Fongg,

Yes, we often use mnemonics to increase the retention rate of the
students learning vocabulary.

Difference between Beside vs Besides


Beside: It means next to. Eg: She is beside me.

How to remember: Be-side, Be by my side. So if you
by my side, it means you are beside me.

Besides: It means in addition to. Eg: Besides, meat, I like fish.

How to remember: BesideS. The extra 's' can stand for
'something else'. So in addition to whatever you have, you want something else.

Difference between Defuse and Diffuse

Defuse: It means to disarm. Eg: The tense situation was
defused by her.

How to remember: De-fuse. You move the 'fuse' away from
the situation,thus calming things down.

Diffuse: It means to spread in all directions. Eg: Smoke
diffused throughout the room.

How ro remember: DI-ffuse. DI can stand for DI-fferent
DI-rections.

TAS

Hi TAS,
I learnt another thing from you again.
What an interesting example to show the differences between those 2 words! :D

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