by Gerard Nolst Trenité This version is essentially the author's own final text, as also published by New River Project in 1993. A few minor corrections have however been made, and occasional words from earlier editions have been preferred. Following earlier practice, words with clashing spellings or pronunciations are here printed in italics. (Source: … Continue reading The Chaos
In the eyes of the tiger, both a human and a rabbit are edibles, and it may even think rabbit is way more delish than human flesh. However, Just because the tiger pegs them as food items doesn’t mean a human is biologically the same as a rabbit. Just because the tiger favors rabbit over … Continue reading A Human or a Rabbit?
Phrases about "hand" – at hand, in hand, on hand, out of hand, and to hand.
The verb to happen means to be witnessed or to be experienced. (a) An accident happened. = (b) An accident was witnessed / was experienced by someone. As you may have noticed, despite the active verb form, Sentence (a) already conveys a connotative passive sense as in Sentence (b). So it wouldn't make sense to … Continue reading Why is “to happen” an intransitive verb?
Standard of Living vs. Quality of Life: What's the Difference? Amy Fontinelle Source: https://www.investopedia.com/articles/financial-theory/08/standard-of-living-quality-of-life.asp Standard of living refers to the level of wealth, comfort, material goods and necessities available to a certain socioeconomic class or geographic area. Quality of life, on the other hand, is a subjective term that can measure happiness. The two terms … Continue reading Standard of Living / 生活水平 vs. Quality of Life / 生活質量