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Playful participants

Playful participants

Nice Carnival is the largest winter event on the French Riviera. In 2009, Carnaval de Nice took place from 13 February to 1 March, and the theme was Roi des Mascarades (King of Masquerades).
Sentence Combining: Out of the Ice Age (page two)

Sentence Combining: Out of the Ice Age (page two)

Here are edited versions of the two paragraphs that served as the basis for the sentence combining exercise on page one.
Risquer - to risk, to be possible

Risquer - to risk, to be possible

Learn how to conjugate risquer, a regular -er French verb.
Definition and Examples of Fables

Definition and Examples of Fables

A fable is a short narrative meant to teach a moral lesson.
50 Questions: Strategies for Focusing an Essay Topic

50 Questions: Strategies for Focusing an Essay Topic

One of the most productive ways to narrow your topic for an essay, speech, or research paper is to ask a series of questions--such as these.
louche

louche

What does the French word louche mean? How is it pronounced and used?
Answers to the Exercise in Adding and Arranging Participial Phrases

Answers to the Exercise in Adding and Arranging Participial Phrases

Here are sample combinations for the 10 sets in the Exercise in Adding and Arranging Participial Phrases on page one.
Moon Festival

Moon Festival

Moon Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. It is one of the most important festivals in Chinese culture, a time for family reunions and feasts.
Cuire - to cook

Cuire - to cook

Learn how to conjugate cuire, an irregular -re French verb.
Uses and Abuses of Exclamation Points!

Uses and Abuses of Exclamation Points!

The exclamation point (!) is a mark of punctuation used after a sentence that expresses a strong emotion.
Proscrire - to ban, prohibit

Proscrire - to ban, prohibit

Learn how to conjugate proscrire, an irregular -re French verb.
Development of Chinese Calligraphy

Development of Chinese Calligraphy

The origins of Chinese calligraphy are thought to go all the way back to the New Stone Age, between 4,000 and 5,000 years ago. By the time the oldest surviving examples of Chinese script were created, a complete system of writing had already been in development for a long time. In the centuries sinc
Décéder

Décéder

What does the French word décéder mean? How is it pronounced and used?
How to Stop Talking With a Southern Drawl

How to Stop Talking With a Southern Drawl

People often make conscious or subconscious assumptions about others based on the way they speak. If you need to lose your Southern twang for business or personal reasons, such as a career in performing arts or journalism, practicing a new accent will help you learn to speak differently. There's no
Meet the Italian Verbs Sapere and Conoscere

Meet the Italian Verbs Sapere and Conoscere

The Italian verbs sapere and conoscere both mean "to know," but have different implications.
Passer - to pass

Passer - to pass

Learn how to conjugate passer, a regular -er French verb.