Sunday, September 25, 2011

What are Prepositional Phrases?

Prepositional phrases are made up of a preposition and what we call the object of the preposition.

The object of the preposition can be a noun, pronoun, gerund, or even a clause.

The objects of the preposition can also have modifiers to help describe it and give additional information.

Example: The ball is behind the white car.

more here

from Advanced English Grammar

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Asylum in the Swiss Mountains

Switzerland decided to open up a military bunker in the remote Jaunpass, in the Bernese Alps, to take pressure off the four reception centres on the country’s borders. Residents are free to come and go as they please. But many locals seem unhappy with the decision.

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Friday, September 16, 2011


The link to Swiss News had a glitch.
Try again? I fixed it. It's worth it.

Swiss News

I find this such a great site it is added as a permanent link under the heading General English

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Drunken Moose

A Boozing moose is safely rescued after becoming drunkenly stranded up an apple tree while eating fermented apples.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Swiss News and Info

Click here to get Switzerland's news -in English- updated daily.

You can change the language choice and re-read the articles to make sure you have understood, or open two windows at the same time, one in English and the other in your mother language. is a branch of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A saying for the day...

When the student
is ready,
the teacher will appear.

~ Siddhārtha Gautama

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fantastic National Geographic Photography

The world is such an amazing place. And there are alot of people out the capturing some of this natural phenomana. I love scrolling through National Geographic's photos. I think you might too.

Click here

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Word of the Day | stupefy


stupefy •\ˈstü-pə-ˌfī, ˈstyü-\• verb

1. make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation
2. make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow
3. be a mystery or bewildering to

An article appeared in the NY Times recently using this word. Read it here.