Words classifiable in four different ways as a noun, adjective, verb and adverb

Image by margolove via Flickr Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs Words classifiable in four different ways as either a noun, adjective, verb or adverb, are very useful when you’re trying to understand the semantic relationships that exist between words that are defined in Wordnet. You may or may not know that Wordnet is a free lexical… Read More Words classifiable in four different ways as a noun, adjective, verb and adverb

Tense Summary

Cover of English Verbs Present tenses Simple present (or simply “present”): “I listen.” For many verbs, this is used to express habit or ability (e.g. “I play the guitar”, “Listen to me please”.). Present continuous: “I am listening.” This is used to express what most other languages use the simple present tense for. Note that… Read More Tense Summary

Tense and Time

Image via Wikipedia The English tense system was developed to help people talk about events that happen during arbitrary intervals of time. This need to locate events accurately in time means that there is no real relationship between tense and time and they should therefore not be confused. Of course we can make statements that… Read More Tense and Time

Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index

The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is an interesting measure of happiness. In this video from TED.com, statistician Nic Marks, who created the HPI, asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. http://widgets.vodpod.com/w/video_embed/Groupvideo.8285450 Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index, posted with vodpod Transcript Martin… Read More Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index

Pattie Maes: sixth sense demo

In this TEDtalk, Pattie Maes presents Sixth Sense Technology. http://widgets.vodpod.com/w/video_embed/Groupvideo.8285637 Pattie Maes & Pranav Mistry: Unveiling the “Six…, posted with vodpod Transcript I’ve been intrigued by this question of whether we could evolve or develop a sixth sense. A sense that would give us seamless access and easy access to meta-information or information that may… Read More Pattie Maes: sixth sense demo

The Upanishads

Image via Wikipedia The Upanishads are classified as Hindu philosophical texts and were passed down by oral tradition. Like Buddhism, Hinduism is not easily classifiable as a religion and is often described as a “way of life”. The excellent thought provoking article by Alistair Shearer entitled “The Luminous Self“, shows how the wisdom of the… Read More The Upanishads


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