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
We know that some letters in some English words are silent: love, gnome, climb, indict, Etobicoke, etc. These ghost letters are written but not pronounced. However, other words, as fewer English learners may have noticed, contain sounds that come from nowhere — we just hear the sounds without seeing any corresponding letters. For example, there … Continue reading Beyond Ghost Letters