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Compound Verbs

A compound verb is a combination of two verbs: 1) A so-called “auxiliary” verb – meaning, basically, an “additional” verb, and 2) a participle – past or present – that is essentially the “main” verb and that follows the auxiliary verb.

i.e. vs. e.g.

Consider the following pairs of examples: Here is a variety of dry fruits, i.e., fruits that are dried to remove moisture. Eddy is fond of eating dry fruits, e.g., fig, apricot, raisins, prunes, dates, etc. The hospital is working towards prevention of communicable diseases, i.e., infectious diseases that are transmitted from person to person. The […]

Internet vs. Books

If the Internet has everything I need to help me write my paper, why do I have to use books at all?