Daily Post Challenge

Qualm

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Instinct VS Qualm

Instinct – a fact or quality of possessing inborn behavior patterns

Qualm – worry, uneasy feeling, having doubts

TRUST your INSTINCT, but never QUALM.

Why? Because it could be a YES or a NO.

Never doubt someone you love, because if you do not trust someone, then you do not love the person.

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Daily Post Challenge

Perfume

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There’s always that one scent that reminds you of a certain place, certain time, and a certain person from your past.

Remember, it’s just a REMINDER… It’s part of the past… Well, you can make him or her part of your future again.. YOUR CALL…

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/perfume/

https://sumyannawrites.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/perfumed-breaths-a-poem/

Mississippi Perfume : A Spring Adventure

The Scent of You – Daily Post Prompt

https://rhymeagination.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/the-air-is-my-perfume/

https://sindiswaonline.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/perfume-brings-joy/

Daily Post Challenge

Spike 

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     And then she said, “The pain on my hand as I aggressively slammed the ball over the net of the opponent will soon disappear but the pain that he caused me will forever remain in my heart as I haven’t forgiven him yet”

      Most wounds heal after a week or so, but the pain in the heart will remain until the time we learn to forgive, Most people forgive but don’t forget. Some people just forget everything even the people who hurt them. And others, choose to forgive and forget so they can live a happier life.

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Daily Post Challenge

Tee Hee 

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We need this! We totally need to snigger at least twice a day.

Remember LAUGHTER is the best medicine and it could start with a CHUCKLE (wink)

Snicker often! 🙂

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/chuckle/

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Daily Post Challenge

Measure 

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Can you MEASURE love?

“How much do you love me?” – Strong question. 7 out of 10 cannot answer this.

Because if you give an answer to this question, it only means you do not really love a person. Loving someone doesn’t need an answer. Loving someone doesn’t need measurement. You love someone because you love someone. That’s it!

If you say, you love someone because of her almond eyes, if she gets blind will you still love her? You love someone because of her sexy body, if she gets fat will you still love her? You love someone because she’s rich, if she gets poor, will you still love her? Beauty fades away. Personality stays.

Never love someone because of something. Love someone, because you felt it. Nothing more,  nothing less. Regardless of the age, the physical appearance and the family background. You love him because you love him. You love her because you love her.

3 out of 10 people that you will meet will TEACH you, will LOVE you and will LEARN from you. The rest will only USE you, HURT you and FOOL you. Be smart enough to know. So can you MEASURE love? Nope. Regardless if he’s just a friend, she’s a girlfriend, your best friend or your sibling. You can never measure LOVE.

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PAUSE 

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For today’s daily post challenge, I would like to PAUSE writing stories and discuss this topic below, answering the question, WHY CAN’T WE USE “DISCUSS ABOUT” IN A SENTENCE.

This is also for my students in Japan and Korea.

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Many people are making mistakes in using the expressions DISCUSS and ABOUT in a sentence. They are both used in a different way which can be grammatically correct, but never in one sentence pertaining to the same object.

PART I: DISCUSSION

VERBS can be tricky at times; we just have to analyze them first before we use them so our sentences won’t sound confusing.

TRANSITIVE VERB: when a verb takes a direct object.

Example: The old woman embraced her long-lost daughter.

*embraced – takes daughter as a direct object or the receiver of the action.

INTRANSITIVE VERB: any verb that does not take a direct object.

Example: The daughter was embraced tightly.

*no direct object in the predicate

DISCUSS

  • verb
  • to talk about (something) with another person or group of people.
  • Talk over, talk about, talk through, converse about, debate (synonyms)

* GRAMMATICALLY, “Let’s discuss the issues” (is correct) since it is a transitive verb.

There are some people who MAKE MISTAKES in using the expression “LET’S DISCUSS ABOUT….”

This is an example sentence from New York Times, dated November 24, 2006, and I quote:

“On average, Kelley Fay finds that people DISCUSS ABOUT a dozen brands each day.”

Is it grammatically correct or not?

NOPE! IT ISN’T GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT. Here is how a reader should read the sentence.

“On average, Keller Fay finds that people DISCUSS (about a dozen) brands each day.”

WHY? Because “about a dozen” is a PHRASE, that is like saying “approximately 12”

QUESTION: Then why shouldn’t we use “DISCUSS ABOUT” in a sentence?

ANSWER:

There are 2 REASONS why we cannot use “ discuss about” in a sentence.

  1. It is already redundant since DISCUSS means to talk about. So it is like saying “Let’s talk about-about the issues.”
  2. It requires the topic for discussion to be both object of the verb and object of the preposition, which is grammatically impossible.

Example conversation:

1.

A. Let’s talk about this.

B. Talk about what?

A. Talk about the issue.

2.

A. Let’s discuss this.

B. Discuss what?

A. The issue.

PART II: VOCABULARY

  1. Verb – a word used to describe an action
  2. Transitive Verb – a verb that requires one or more objects
  3. Intransitive Verb – has no object
  4. Phrase – group of words (or a single word) that function/ functions as a constituent in the syntax of a sentence.
  5. Discuss – to talk about
  6. About – proposition; on the subject of/concerning
  7. Redundant – adjective; not or no longer needed or useful
  8. Proposition – a word or group of words that indicates/indicate location, or some relationship between a noun or a pronoun.

PART III: EXERCISE 

Write C if the sentence is correct, and I if incorrect.

  1. She will discuss about the issue tomorrow.
  2. The professor will discuss Management this afternoon.
  3. Ching wants to discuss about your salary later.
  4. I will discuss the lesson next week.
  5. Patty wants to talk about the argument on Monday.
  6. Cathy will never discuss about why she can’t attend the meeting on Sunday.
  7. Carla isn’t ready to discuss that with the team.
  8. My boss called our attention and discussed about the drastic change in the schedule.
  9. Jenny will talk about the salary deduction to the teachers.
  10. She wants to know if you can discuss it before she leaves.

 

ANSWERS:

  1. She will discuss about the issue tomorrow. (I)
  2. The professor will discuss Management this afternoon. (C)
  3. Ching wants to discuss about your salary later. (I)
  4. I will discuss the lesson next week. (C)
  5. Patty wants to talk about the argument on Monday. (C)
  6. Cathy will never discuss about why she can’t attend the meeting on Sunday. (I)
  7. Carla isn’t ready to discuss that with the team. (C)
  8. My boss called our attention and discussed about the drastic change in the schedule. (I)
  9. Jenny will talk about the salary deduction to the teachers. (C)
  10. She wants to know if you can discuss it before she leaves. (C)

 

 

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Territory

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“I am nobody’s territory”

I am nobody’s territory,  and so is he.

You are your life’s fulfillment,

even if you believe in endearment,

You owe nobody, except your family

So you don’t have to explain yourself to anybody.

Life is full of surprises,

believe me nobody has seen even the coming of the ISIS,

You just have to be thankful, and always be grateful.

Because life can always give you; an unexpected issue.

I am nobody’s territory, and so is he.

Enjoy every moment,

and treat yourself as your only opponent.

Be better than what you were yesterday,

because your life can never be replayed.

If you die tomorrow,

make sure to find the way out of your sorrow.

I am nobody’s territory, and so is he.

He can never hurt me, but only God can foresee.

I am nobody’s territory, and so is he.

Same goes to you, and your best friend too.

The sister of your classmate, the brother of your playmate.

We are nobody’s territory, except God who has the power to end your story.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/territory/

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